Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration and I’m so excited to be here today! Over at my blog, we’re always creating things to make and eat for all kinds of celebrations. Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays and it’s the perfect time to do fun things as a family. Today, we’re making some totally adorable, no-sew puffy pumpkin friends! These little cuties are just bursting with personality and the kids will love creating their own little pumpkin friends! So let’s make some!
There are so many great Halloween fabrics – I found these at JoAnn. For each pumpkin friend, we’ll need one piece of fabric about 8” x 10”. No need to be exact!
Lay the fabric flat and place some fiberfill in the center. Use a lot or a little, depending on how puffy you want your pumpkin to be! Just make sure you can gather up the fabric. Want to hear something funny? I realized, at some ridiculous hour of the evening, that I was fresh out of fiberfill. I saw a bag of Buffalo Snow (I use a ton at Christmas!) on my craft shelf and I grabbed that. Worked perfectly! There’s always something around the house we can use in a craft bind!
Gather up the fabric to the center; make sure to leave about an inch or so of fabric for our “neck.” That’s where our pumpkin head will go. Use a length of 1/8’ satin ribbon and make a double-knot and finish with a bow. Here’s how our puffy pumpkin looks now!
I bought a few tubs of unbreakable Halloween ornaments at Michaels and used the matte, orange balls for the pumpkin heads. You could also use Styrofoam balls and paint them orange.
To make little caps for our pumpkins, draw or punch a 4” circle from black cardstock. Cut each circle in half, twist into a cone shape and glue with tacky glue. You can decorate the little hats however you like! I added dots of orange Stickles and little orange pompoms to tops. Mom or Dad , use hot glue to attach the ball to the center of the fabric “neck” and trim away any excess fabric. Use tacky glue to attach the hat the head. First draw on eyes, nose and mouth with pencil, and fill in with a black permanent marker.
These little pumpkin friends are so fast, easy and fun; you can make one for the whole family! They could also be such cute favors for a Halloween party – your guests will use them every year and always think of you!
How do you like these little pumpkin friends? SO cute, aren’t they? Here are a few other happy Halloween ideas!
A great big thank you to Christine for having me here today and it’s fantastic to meet all of you! There’s always a warm welcome to visit me at my blog, Little Miss Celebration, and I’m always sharing fun ideas on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and am a pinning machine on Pinterest! Wishing you a happy, wonderful fall and Halloween!