This tutorial for how to cover a pumpkin with strips of fabric TWO WAYS will up your fall decor game. They are easy to make and fully customizable.
These cute fabric-covered pumpkins are a lot of fun to make.
They only require a few supplies.
How to cover a pumpkin with fabric using double stick tape
First, you want to cut a strip of fabric as wide as your tape.
It helps if you use a rotary blade and cutting mat to get a nice, even, clean cut.
Cut a piece of tape as long as your fabric strip. Start peeling one of the papers back from the tape.
As you are peeling put your fabric strip on to the tape. Depending on how curled your tape is, you might be able to just peel the entire lining off and put the fabric one all at once.
If you have a wider tape you might want to cut it into thinner strips, depending on the size of your pumpkin. I had a 1 1/2″ wide tape so I cut it down into 3/4″ strips to better fit my little pumpkins.
Next, you peel the back off of the beginning of the tape section and stick it to the top of your pumpkin, next to the stem. Peel the backing away from it as you go.
Once you get to the bottom of the pumpkin you can cut the tape section. And then start again at the top.
There are a couple of ways you can do this.
You can space out your strips so that you are leaving a gap down your pumpkin. Then once you have gone all the way around you can go back and do a stip over the gaps to fill it in.
Or you could also just continuously cover the entire pumpkin. This would give it a different effect.
Once your pumpkin is completely covered, go around and make sure all the tape is completely stuck down.
How to cover a pumpkin with fabric using Mod Podge
If you don’t want to deal with double-stick tape you can just cut fabric strips whatever width you choose and Mod Podge them to the pumpkin.
I would paint Mod Podge on a section of the pumpkin and apply fabric strips. Then continue around doing a section at a time.
Firmly press all the fabric into place.
If you want to seal it you could add a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the fabric.
And that’s it. Two ways to cover a faux pumpkin with fabric.
I think these make a cute addition to any fall decor. Plus they are fully customizable to match your existing decor.
Be sure to check out my other fall posts for more ideas.