How to make a felt pumpkin stem is so easy. All you need is a little bit of felt, glue sticks, and a hot glue gun. You can make them in many different sizes. Here is a simple list. It will give you the measurements for the pieces of felt you need, to make 3 different sized pumpkin stems.
1. 6″ long x 1.2″ w (small pumpkin)
2. 7″ long x 1.75″ w (medium pumpkin)
3. 8″ long x 2″ w (large pumpkin)
In the video below I will show you how to make a felt pumpkin stem, in three different sizes.
Making a pumpkin stem using felt is very easy.
For the small pumpkin, you will need a piece of felt that is 6″ long x 1.5″ wide. Fold that piece of felt in half lengthwise. (photo 1) Press firmly with your fingers to define the fold. (photo 2)
Fold each end into the center. (photo 3 & 4)
Start rolling the felt, like a cinnamon roll, to make the stem.
Start at one of the folded ends. (photo 1) Continue to tightly roll the felt until you reach the other end. (photo 2) The felt will like a little squat pumpkin stem. (photo 3) While holding it tight, open the end enough to place a line of hot glue 1/4″ in. (photo 4) Close it back up and hold it tight, until the glue is securely holding the stem rolled together.
Glue the stem made, to the top of a pumpkin.
Place a bit of glue to the center of the pumpkin. (photo 1) Place the stem cut side down on top of the glue. (photo 2) The folded edge will be visible as the cut side is glued to the pumpkin. (photo 3) QUICK TIP: If the glue is visible on the stem. Use a sharpie that is the same color as your felt, to color that glue spot. (photo 4) Now the glue is no longer visible. (photo 5)
Making fabric pumpkins is so easy.
I can show you how to make 3 fabric pumpkins, in 3 different sizes. You can stack them together to make a small pumpkin tower. I love to use the assembly line process. It is a good opportunity to use up scrap pieces of fabric.
Crocheted pumpkins have been a favorite pastime here on my side of the Mountain.
My favorite is the Big and Spicy Pumpkin, and the all time favorite of others is “I Love Pumpkins” design. They are so easy to crochet and adding a felt stem would be so nice.
Will you be making Felt Stems to put on your hand crafted pumpkins? I would love to hear from you. Do you sell items like this at craft shows?I love to create new things that make others happy. It makes me even happier to know that it has benefited others. It was so good to have you visiting with me on my side of the mountain. I hope you will come again soon.