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Last year, my cousin made a bunch of these pumpkins to sell in our boutique sale and everyone loved them…including me! So, I had to make some of my own and I am calling them slouchy pumpkins.
Pick up some crushed panne velvet in various colors. For now, I only have orange and white but any fall colors would look great.
Cut out a circle of whatever size you desire. This one is about 16 inches in diameter. It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle just a loose circle shape.
Sew along the outer edge of the circle with a largest stitch length, leaving long tails so you can gather.
Gather up the outer edge as much as you can and tie the threads. Fill the pumpkin with the desired amount of rice. I like mine to be fairly slouchy! I made a paper funnel to help get the rice in. I have occasionally added some scented oil to the rice to make spiced slouchy pumpkins.
Hand sew the opening closed.
This will help keep the rice in and make a good place to attach the stem.
Hot glue a real pumpkin stem on the top. Make sure it is glued on really well. Add more glue to any tips that are loose. I went to the grocery store and looked around the pumpkins to find stems that had fallen off. Then, I went inside and asked if I could buy the stems. They looked at me a little strange but oh well. I also saved the pumpkin stems from my kids pumpkins when they were done with them.
It is really fun to make these slouchy pumpkins in various sizes from big to tiny! Do not carry them by the stems or they may come off!