DIY Burlap Pumpkins with Real Stems

DIY Burlap Pumpkins with Real Stems
A couple days ago I wrote a post about a bunch of DIY Pumpkins and I got myself all inspired to make some pumpkins of my own. Awhile back I found some awesome orange burlap, at the time I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it but it’s ORANGE BURLAP so I had to buy it! I decided to use up some of my burlap stash and make some DIY Burlap Pumpkins with Real Stems.
I gathered up my supplies:
-Burlap (I used 3 different colors)
-Jute Twine
-Large needle
-Hot glue & Scissors
I am NOT, I repeat NOT a sewer. I have a machine but I’m a beginner. So I figured out a way to make these pumpkins with not a lot of sewing skills needed. I started by cutting out a large circle of burlap. I played around with the sizes of circles. The circles don’t need to be perfect, I just free handed them.
I wanted to use a “thread” that was heavy duty like the burlap, so I pulled out some jute twine that I had in my stash. Of course I then needed a heavy duty needle. I pulled out the largest needle with the largest eye to use.
I threaded a long piece of twine through the needle and tied it off at the end. Then I began a running stitch through the burlap. Again this doesn’t need to be perfect, I did no measuring.
Once I had stitched all the way around the edge of the burlap circle, it was time to add some fiberfill. I just grabbed handfuls and filled the pumpkin up. I didn’t fill it to the brim or overfill it, I wanted the pumpkin to be more squatty.
Once the pumpkin was all filled with the stuffing I pulled on the twine tightly, cinching up the opening. I did a couple stitches where the opening came together and then tied off the twine with a knot.
Then it was time to add the stem. Last year while picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch we were on the hunt for stems with no home. I ended up bringing home several and they’ve just been siting ever since, waiting for a project! I used some hot glue to attach the stems to the burlap pumpkins.
There you have it, fabulous DIY Burlap Pumpkins!!!
I loved playing with the orange, white, and natural burlap colors. I made pumpkins in all three colors and in varying sizes.
The real stems add a fun whimsical element to the pumpkins. I tried to match up the size of the pumpkins to the size of the stems.
I am crushing pretty hard on these DIY Burlap Pumpkins with real Stems right now!!! They were fairly easy to make and are so stinkin cute!!! Don’t ya think???
Linking up to these great link parties!!!
Mom 4 Real
While your visiting, come check out my Thrifty Thursday post from yesterday.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!


  1. Sooooooo adorable!


  2. CUTE!! love how you used a real stem. Look so easy too.

  3. Those look great! You can never go wrong with burlap 😉 Where did you find the orange burlap? I haven’t seen many colors at my local fabric store. Happy Friday!

  4. Oh! Those “real” stems add tons of interest to this project! Well done!!

  5. So cute! Pinning!


  6. I love using burlap for fall projects. These pumpkins turned out so cute.

  7. I love them I haven’t seen any pumpkins in England yet xxx

  8. These look so pretty but only if I could sew. One of the many things I didn’t learn how to do. grrrr… but thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. These are absolutely adorable!! I love them so much I have to them to my to-do list! And pin them so I don’t forget 🙂 That’s such a genius idea to use real stems. So pretty 🙂 I would be thrilled if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there and thank you for sharing! 🙂

  10. I have seen a ton of creative pumpkin ideas, but I think this might just be my favorite! I love burlap and using it to make a pumpkin gives such a natural feel! Very cute!!

  11. Love! Perfect for us non-sewers!


  12. Your pumpkins are adorable! I wish I had the time to make some for myself! Great job!

  13. These are so wonderful! I would love to have you come and link up these darling burlap pumpkins at our “Pumpkin Linky Party” which will be open all month long. Best wishes, Linda

  14. THese are cute…I love the colors!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

  15. Super Cute!! I was making a butlap pumpkin this morning with a dollar tree pumpkin but these are sooo cute but I don’t have any real stems so i’ll have to go looking.
    Thanks, Faye

  16. It’s nice to meet you 🙂
    New follower, Francine

  17. So very cute! Love the different shades of burlap.

  18. Your pumpkins are so cute! Visiting from Tickled Pink linky party and I’m a new GFC follower. Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime. Looking forward to following your future projects.
    Tuula 🙂

  19. I saw Myra at My Blessed Life make pumpkins the other day and wanted to see how to do it with burlap. I now have my answer! I’ll love this tutorial thank you!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I saw these and fell in love with them….I think I might try to tea stain the burlap just to see what it would look like. Thanks for the idea, I’m going to have to make some of these.

  21. Just found your site and this pumpkin post. Love these! Hope I remember to do this in the Fall. 🙂


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