By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Create some cute wall decor for fall with this simple tutorial.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Darice Wood Embroidery Hoop 6 in.
- 100 % Cotton fabrics in different colors/patterns
- The Warm Company Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web 9 x 12 in. Sheets 5 pc.
- Fabric Scissors
- Sierra Pacific Crafts Decor Jute Twine 50 m Natural
- Dimensions Wool Felt 12 x 12 in. Olive
- Lace trim, or ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Iron & ironing board
- Dishtowel to use as a press cloth
To begin, place your background fabrics into the embroidery hoops, stretching the fabric tight. Trim the excess fabric, leaving an inch or so hanging out. Fold the excess fabric to the inside of the hoop, and use your hot glue to glue hold in place.
Choose the colors of fabric that you want for your pumpkins, and then cut rectangles out of your fabric choices. Following the directions on the package for ironing, iron the fabric right side up onto the fusible web. Cut off extra web.
Turn the fused pieces of fabric over so the paper side is up. Using your pencil, draw your pumpkin shapes onto the paper backing.
Cut out your pumpkin shapes.
If you’re making a set of hoops, try making your pumpkins different shapes–squatty, tall, round, flat, etc..
Heat your iron for permanant attaching, according to the directions on the fusible web. Fold your dishtowel into a small bundle that will fit under your hoop. Peel the paper backing off of your pumpkins, and position them on the hoops.
With your dishtowl under your hoop for support, use your iron to fuse the pumpkins to the hoops according to the fusible web directons. Let cool.
Cut 3 pieces of jute, and knot them together on one end.
Trim the ends to the whatever length you want your pumpkin stem to be, and hot glue them to the top of your pumpkin.
Cut a small length of jute, and untwist it into “tendrils” for your pumpkin. Hot glue at the base of the stem. Cut a leaf out from your felt, and glue it over the top of the stem/tendrils to hide the glue seam.
Tie a bow out of some lace, or ribbon, and glue it to the top of the hoop, if you desire.