Plush Pumpkin

in , , by Julie Nichols, September 05, 2014

Hi Friends

Happy Friday!

Today I'm sharing how I made a plush pumpkin using a doll's hat.

I cleaned out my daughter's closet and found some of her dolls.  One of them was wearing this hat.
 I thought it had the perfect shape to become a pumpkin.
I placed it on this bust so you can see how it looked before the transformation.

I cut off the pom-pom and saved it {of course} for another project.  Then I got to work stuffing it with batting and stitching around the top.

After I stitched the top I made a tight pull of all the extra material and stuffed it inside.
Now it has creases that resemble a pumpkin.


I used a branch found in my yard for the stem.

I cut the stem about an inch & wrapped it in burlap
And used this paint

Then I glued the stem on top of the pumpkin and wrapped twine around it.

Now I have a cute pumpkin to decorate for fall

Have A Great Weekend!!

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  1. Very clever, Julie! I suspect that I have several pumpkins lurking around here, if I will only recognize them when I see them! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. I love white pumpkins, and yours turned out great! :)

  3. That is so cute, Julie! Now if I only had a doll to snag a hat from......hmmm......maybe GW!

  4. This is adorable and I love it!! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Adorable! I should try this and avoid paying $5+ for a real white pumpkin this Fall!

  6. Oh my gosh what a cute cute pumpkin! I really need to make some. Thanx for partying at THT.

  7. I love how your pumpkin turned out. Found your blog on the DIY link party.

  8. So cute...and so the crisp white...great idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  9. It is so cute and pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Fantastic! And very resourceful (my favorite approach), too. Also love how you styled your vignette.

  11. Completely creative. Love how you think. That little pumpkin is a beauty.

  12. So clever, love the softness of the pumpkin against the stem and the jute. Cool!

  13. This is so cute! I love the creative idea, plus it would be so easy to knit little hats (in different colors if you wanted) to make more! I love how innovative you were to take a little hat and make it something new! Great makeover

  14. This is adorable! I have an old sweater that I've been making things out of, and now I might be using some of it for a cute pumpkin!



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