The perfect little shabby chic pumpkin to craft for autumn!

DIY Shabby Chic Pumpkin

I love the Shabby Chic style but sometimes it’s hard to add it to your autumn decor – until now! This DIY Shabby Chic Pumpkin is so easy to make and costs less than $5.00!

I am smitten, I tell ya, smitten with pumpkins. I wanted to make some pumpkins this year for decor and didn’t want the traditional orange…not that they aren’t cute but I was in the mood for something a little different.

My inspiration came from 20 North Ora – I followed her directions almost to a T so please visit her site to see the original but below are the steps I took.

How To Make an Inexpensive Shabby Chic Pumpkin with Items from the Dollar Tree


Mini Styrofoam Pumpkin from the Dollar Tree

Muslin  1/2 yard

Thread the same color as the muslin

Hot glue gun

Cinnamon sticks

Package of leaves from the Dollar Tree

WWYF 180x150

  1.  Rip the muslin from edge to edge into 1 1/2 inch strips.  I made a small snip with sharp scissors 1 1/2 inches apart the length of my muslin.  I tore strips from the entire 1/2 yard of fabric. I wanted a fluffy pumpkin!

2.  Using a sewing machine sew a very long running stitch (nothing tight) down the center of each strip the entire length of the strip.  Now, gently pull one side of the thread only to create a ruffle effect as tight or loose as you would like.  I chose to make mine over ruffly and therefore pulled the running stitch tightly.

3.  Now start gluing the strips nice and tight next to each other from the top of the pumpkin down across the bottom and up to the other side.

4.  Add cinnamon sticks to the center for the stem and glue leaves around the stem.  I added a hand-stamped tag just for a little extra but that is totally optional.


DIY Shabby Chic pumpkin on farmhouse style tray. Autumn Decor at


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