It’s time for a DIY Fabric Pumpkins Post. This year I am making some super cute small fabric pumpkins using a pattern I purchased on Etsy. You will want to buy this pattern it is so in-expensive and makes the cutest little pumpkins ever! I collect the little stems every year to make my pumpkins. Last year the pumpkins I made were mostly velvet but this year I am painting most of them with MMS Milk Paint using the perfect orange, Outback Petticoat and our wonderful green and blue palette.
How to Paint DIY Fabric Pumpkins
These pumpkins are made out of muslin and then stuffed. You can get the pattern on Etsy here PrimsbyDenise. It is a complete pattern and directions for this Primitive Pumpkin. Because it is on sale and extremely inexpensive, I am not going to quote the price. Head on over to PrimsbyDenise on Etsy and while you are there, check out her other amazing patterns which are all very reasonably priced. I know you won’t be disappointed because I purchased several!
AFTER YOU HAVE SEWN AND STUFFED THE PUMPKINS, PAINTING THEM IS A BREEZE. SIMPLY MIX YOUR MMS MILK PAINT AS DIRECTED AND PAINT USING A SMALL STIFF BRUSH. ONE COAT COVERAGE AND QUICK DRYING MAKE THIS DIY FABRIC PUMPKINS AN EASY PROJECT.
Making Your Pumpkin Grungy and Primitive
You can use several different methods to get the rustic primitive look. I used MMS Milk Paint waxes because they gave me the look I was going for. So after the paint is dry, wax the pumpkin with the clear wax. Then you can use the antiquing wax for a slightly grungy pumpkin or an all out super dirty pumpkin! Check out all our gorgeous colors and the waxes on the MMS milk paint link below
Pumpkin Paint Colors
I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors because they have the perfect vintage look. Outback Petticoat is the perfect orange for your fabric pumpkins and who can’t resist our greens and blues color palette? I have included a few pictures of the process here. Grab the pattern from PrimsbyDenise on Etsy and you will get all the directions and photos from the original maker! Here are the colors I used.
- Lucketts Green
- Eulalie’s Sky now called Aqua Sky
- Outback Petticoat
- Kitchen Scale now called Teal
- Farmhouse White
- I also used the clear and the antiquing furniture wax.