Fabric Pumpkin from a Milk Jug

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~Pumpkin Craft~


Last year around this time, my sister and I made a trip to Columbus to visit the Country Living Fair. It was a wonderful trip and I walked away with some of my favorite fall decor pieces EVER. My absolute favorite prize from that day were my fabric covered pumpkins that I shared in last year’s Fall Home Tour.

Since then, I’ve always wanted to make my own fabric pumpkins. With that in mind and Fall upon us, I began thinking…as I was emptying a milk jug…

Fabric Pumpkin from a Milk Jug

The shape of that empty milk jug reminded me of my favorite type of pumpkin…the tall, slender ones. They’ve always been my favorite.

Fabric Pumpkin from a Milk Jug

Luckily, I had a scrap of fabric left over from one of my master bedroom projects. I had used this cool orange geometric print for my bedroom throw pillows and I thought it would be so fun to use for Fall.

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I’ll go ahead and tell you that my scrap of fabric was sort of weird shaped, which meant I had to really work with the fabric to get it to wrap well around the jug. I started by using hot glue to attach the first side of the fabric to the top of the jug.

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As I continued around the jug, I wrapped and folded the fabric to make it fit. I used hot glue as I went.

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Once I made it to the top of the jug, I trimmed off the excess fabric.

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To cover the mouth of the jug and the hot glue around the top, I wrapped some rope around it with more hot glue.

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Finally, I added a stick to create the stem of the pumpkin. Again, I just hot glued it the mouth of the jug and the rope.

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I think it turned out cute for a milk jug pumpkin!

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I love the natural look of the rope and the stick. It contrasts wonderfully with the on-trend geometric pattern.

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It’s a fun little guy to use in my decor this Fall. Now I just need to make a few more in various sizes.

What other containers would be good to use? Any ideas?

P.S. Here I am with my death grip on the pumpkins at the Country Living Fair…

CL Fabric Pumpkins

I grabbed it from my Instagram…I’d love for you to follow me…



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  1. […] Leslie of “House on the Way” is a wife and mother of three boys, one girl and a toy poodle named Charlie.  Leslie came up with this darling idea to recycle one more plastic container with her “Fabric Pumpkin From a Milk Jug” which is good for the environment.  She has an excellent step-by-step pictorial for us to follow to recreate her idea.  Thanks Leslie for sharing you pumpkin with us.  Check out Leslie’s blog, she has some amazing DIY’s!  TUTORIAL HERE! […]

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