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Easy no sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

Easy no sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

I wanted to do something a little different with my Halloween decorations this year. As the children get older they seem to enjoy simpler decorations. I’ve already had a good sort out of our Halloween decorations, getting them down from 3 boxes to 1! I’m not sure how we ended up with so many things but I was very happy to drop them off at the charity shop today.

I came across some small papier mache pumpkins I had picked up a few years ago but never got round to using. When I spotted a box of Liberty scraps I knew I wanted to make some no-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins for Autumn.

No-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins equipment:

Papier mache pumpkins (from Hobbycraft)

PVA glue

Brush

Scraps of Liberty fabric cut into small pieces

No-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

Easy no sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

I roughly sorted the Liberty London fabric scraps into co-ordinating piles and cut them into small pieces, about 1 cm square.

No-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

I poured the PVA glue into a small pot and applied the glue to small patches of the papier mache. Then I placed the pieces of Liberty fabric over the glue, brushing on more glue if I needed to stick the edges of the fabric down.

Easy no-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

For each pumpkin I used similar colours of Liberty fabric. Due to their small size each pumpkin was soon covered. The PVA glue dried quickly and I was able to see if there were any patches and if so, add fabric.

Easy no-sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

I cut smaller strips to wrap around the pumpkin stem and then left the pumpkins to dry.

I made three fabric pumpkins but I have plenty of pumpkins and scraps of Liberty so I might make more. I know my children will enjoy this hands on activity soon (if I can bear to let them loose on my Liberty fabric). They make great Autumnal decorations and are probably pretty enough to leave up all year round!

Easy no sew Liberty fabric pumpkins

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