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)
Scraps of Liberty fabric cut into small pieces
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.
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.
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.
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!