Last week we made autumn scarves out of t-shirts (that we stole from Daddy’s drawer) using Rit Dye and we had a bunch of leftover scraps. Not being able to bear throwing away such beautifully dyed fabric, I decided to stitch up a DIY pumpkin and see how it would turn out for Halloween decor. It took less than 15 minutes and I think it is quite adorable and will make for some fun decorating.
Easy To Make T-Shirt Pumpkin
I matched up the fabric and drew on the top the shape of a little pumpkin. Then I cut the shapes out at the same time so they would match up for stitching. I stitched around the outside and stuffed the guts with a grocery bag. I love to use recycled items when I am crafting. I stitched on a two button stem (using Laura Kelly Bold Brown buttons) which I think really puts the mini decor into the “cute as a button” category. Now I want to make about 5 more because they look like they are growing on the vines when I put them outdoors.
I also really like the way it looks outside on the fairy wall in the back yard. Maybe I will spray it with the stuff I use to waterproof my boots and leave it out to see how long it makes it in the weather. I think that a bunch of them around the fairy wall would be really fun and magical over the next few weeks.
I used the white scraps from the t-shirts too to make…a ghost of course. I am sharing that project on my blog today.
Happy Fifteen MINUTE Crafting,