Pumpkin Petals + Wooden Acorns
I found this sack of three small pumpkins for $1 recently so I had to get them. I intended to try and bake with but them instead I made them some felt leaves and wooden acorns to put on them.
I used some wool felt I picked up while shopping in Chicago and cut out three petals from the leaf template I drew based on pictures of their leaves. You can download the leaf template here if you don’t feel like winging it.
1. Cut out leaf from wool felt and center and approximately 5 inch piece of wire on the middle spine of the leaf.
2. Fold leaf in half and sew up along the leaf spine about 3/4 of the way up the leaf. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can easily do this by hand.
3. Secure the wire in place by creating a small hook at the end of the wire so it won’t pull out of the pocket you just sewed along the spine of the leaf. Then gently push up the leaf from the bottom so you get some gentle folds in the leaf shape for a more realistic looking felt leaf.
4. Wrap the wire with some brown florist tape. This also keeps the leaf from becoming “unbuckled” by returning to it’s flat shape by keeping it pushed up along the wire stem.
5. Attach the leaf to the pumpkin by wrapping the wire around the stem of the pumpkin.
6. Attach a wooden acorn. The wooden acorn is made from some acorn caps I kept from last year and some wooden egg shapes I bought here. (I used the #3025 shapes.)
If you wanted to make these for larger pumpkins just enlarge the leaf template accordingly. Awesome, yay fall!