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A super cute and easy pumpkin garland you can re-use again and again.
This is a project I did with members of my textile group up at The Heathlands Project (a day centre for adults with disabilities.) We wanted to make some Halloween decorations that wouldn't go mouldy after a few days! It's a really easy and quick project requiring minimal sewing skills.

Posted by Helen W. from Carlisle, England, United Kingdom • Published See Helen W.'s 52 projects »
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  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a circle of orange fabric, we used an old sheet and a small plate as a template.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stitch a line of running stitch around the edge of your circle, make sure the end is secure as you are going to gather it up and you don't want your stitches to come undone!

    (You can turn a small hem if you wish but we left ours with raw edges.)

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 3
    Step 3

    Carefully gather your stitches, creating a pouch.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add some stuffing, you don't need a lot just enough to help the pumpkin keep its shape.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold a piece of pipe cleaner about 15 cm long in half and bend each end out by about 1 cm.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place the pipe cleaner into your stuffed pumpkin and gather the thread tightly so that the fabric holds the pipe cleaner in place.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 7
    Step 7

    Secure with a few stitches.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat until you have the desired number of pumpkins

  • How to make a hanging garland. Perfect Pumpkin Garland - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread the pumpkins onto a ribbon through the pipe cleaner loop. You can knot them in place to help secure them. Hang them up and admire!

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