November 7, 2011

Tutorial: 3 dimensional pumpkin felt art

I think autumn decorations must be my very favorite to make. Maybe that's because of the beautiful color scheme of the season. I am soaking up all the glowing reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, chocolatey browns. 

This give thanks/pumpkin picture was really fun to make. I've been itching to try it after thinking of it a couple weeks ago and I'm happy it turned out like I imagined. Cause that doesn't always happen, you know. ;)
All you need to make your own picture is some felt, embroidery floss and a picture frame.

  • First cut a piece of felt to fit in your picture frame.

  • Cut six pumpkin shapes out of orange felt. Yes, six pumpkin shapes. I wasn't sure how many I would need so I cut out eight. sorry!

  • Take one shape and fold it in half. 

  • Place a line of hot glue down the fold.

  • Stick it on the center of the sheet of felt.

  • Continue gluing the shapes on either side of your first one until all are used.
  • Cut a small circle out of green felt.
  • Cut a spiral.
  • Glue the center of the spiral above the pumpkin. Trim if necessary.
  • Cut out a stem out of brown felt and stitch on. 
  • Embroider a sentiment below the pumpkin and frame. Make sure to take the glass out of the picture frame!
  • Enjoy! 

Creative Itch


  1. How pretty, Alison! That's such a neat idea. :)

  2. This is so cute! I wonder if I could find time to make one... :)

  3. I really love this! Thinking about stopping at the store on the way home from work to get the necessary felt. :)

  4. Love it! I have tons of felt and will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

  5. How creative! I want to make one now. :) Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  6. I just saw that you are a guest post on Ucreate! That is so neat!

  7. This is really cool...I have got to get me some felt! So many neat things to be done!

  8. LOVE this!! I'm going to have to go get me some felt so I can make one!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!!

  9. This is really cute. I'm featuring it on my blog sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. So cute!
    I love pumkins!
    Hugs form Spain Allison

  11. Simply awesome... And I really luv your blog... its sooo wel designed. SIMPLE & ELEGANT.

  12. I am ur latest follower...
    thanks for posting great stuff.

  13. Just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring you tomorrow @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! Have a great week!

  14. I found your idea on pinterest and just had a group of adults with disabilities. It was the perfect difficulty level for all that we had attend and it turned out so cute!! Thanks for sharing your work.

  15. Thank you for this article very full again.

  16. That is quite surprising... I have never heard of that before reading your post!
    It makes me quite puzzled and angry too!

  17. Hi Allison. This is a lovely project for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing. I've included your post in our latest Top 10 In Thanksgiving Crafts roundup. Cheers Jodie :)