Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I think you all know by now I have fallen deeply in love with Fabric Mod Podge. I like the end result with fabric better than paper!

I’ve seen so many pumpkins in stores lately, and while they are cute as is, I saw a little more potential.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Everything looks cuter covered in fabric!!

I didn’t use any old fabric for these pumpkins, I used designer fabric by Riley Blake. Such beautiful fabric! I used Purple Damask, Orange Stars, Green Dots, and Black Stripes from the Trick or Treat 2 collection.

I used 4 fat quarters for this project and I had enough left over to make a pretty cool wreath for my door!
Making your own decorations can save SO much money!

Fabric Mod Podge
Fabric (amount depends on how many pumpkins you want to cover).
Sponge brush

First cut your fabric in strips. I measured my pumpkin and made my strips about an inch longer than the pumpkin. The strips do not need to be perfect and they can vary in width.

After the fabric is cut into strips apply a thin coat of Fabric Mod Podge to the right side (printed side) of each strip. This helps the fabric mold to the pumpkin and eliminates wrinkles.

When the fabric strips are dry start to apply them to your pumpkin.

To apply each strip paint a coat of Fabric Mod Podge to the back side of your fabric strip and smooth it onto the pumpkin.

You can apply the fabric strips any way you want. I did one pumpkin with stripes
and one completely random.
Have fun with it!
For the random mod podge pumpkin I cut my strips into smaller squares.

Here is my pumpkin before the make over.

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

And now so glamorous!

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Side View.

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

That hole is for a light bulb to clamp in. It’s going to look awesome all lit up!

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I had left over fabric so I made a quick wreath for my front door.

Fabric Mod Podge Pumkins, Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Embroidery Hoop
Hot Glue Gun

I cut my left over fabric into 3″x9″ strips.
I cut the tulle and marabou to 9″ as well.
I used Black Marabou, Purple Tulle, and White Tulle to add fullness. I love the marabou! So perfect for Halloween!

To make this wreath all I did was tie the fabric, tulle and marabou around an embroidery hoop I had laying around.

I put some hot glue on the embroidery hoop before I tied on the marabou for added security.

Don’t mind the ribbon. I wrapped the embroidery hoop with ribbon, but it proved to be completely unnecessary.

I folded the fabric strips in half (length wise) so that the wrong side of the fabric wouldn’t show. Then I tied it onto the embroidery hoop with a single knot.
I Tied the tulle in a double knot.

I love the colors!

Fabric Mod Podge Pumkins, Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

It is not too late to get your hands on your own designer fabric and make some pumpkins of your own (and maybe a wreath)! The Ribbon Retreat usually ships within 1 business day! You could be crafting before you know it!

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  1. Gina Dodd
    Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I love it! Especially the wreath. I’m also a Mod Podge fanatic with fabric. You should link this up to Mod Podge Rocks blog. It’d be good exposure for anyone who doesn’t know the wonderful things you can get at the Ribbon Retreat! 🙂

  2. Brittany Carlson
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I saw this post and had to have some fabric for my own projects. I placed my order Thursday and it was in my mailbox Friday afternoon.WOW. That is amazing. Wish me luck on my pumpkins and wreath.

    • Cherie
      Posted October 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      I love the fast shipping!!! Good luck! Send pictures!

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