DIY Mini Felt Pumpkins

4 Oct

DIY Plush Felt Pumpkin tutorial ~ American Felt and CraftA plethora of mini pumpkins make the perfect fall decor or felt food. These pumpkins are deceptively easy with our felt mini pumpkin tutorial.

Diy Mini Felt Pumpkins

You will need:

9″ x 12″ piece of Felt per pumpkin

We have over 100 colors to choose from try: Orange Juice, Sweet Potato, Monarch Butterfly, or mix it up with Buttercream or White.

Stem colored felt:  we used Banana Nut Muffin. Size will vary depending on the length of stem desired.

Beacon Felt Glue

1 skein of embroidery thread per pumpkin, you will need a lot of this! Match the color or use a contrasting color for a more vibrant look.


Long embroidery needle

Pipe Cleaner – Optional

Begin by cutting one 1 pumpkin circle and base from pumpkin colored felt and stem from choosen felt color.

How to make felt food

1. Using a full strand of cross stitch thread create a running stitch around the outside of the circle.

2. Pull gently to form a cup shape from your felt.

3. Fill with stuffing and knot.

Felt pumpkin tutorial

4. Using cross stitch thread doubled over sew through the stuffed shape  and pull to divide into sections.

Felt Pumpkin tutorial - step 4

5. Continue dividing until you are happy with the look don’t worry too much about symmetry since pumpkins are often naturally uneven.

add bottom to pumpkin

6. Turn pumpkin over and glue base onto back.

Making the Stem


Felt Glue is the Best!

Place a seam of glue just inside the rectangle

Make a felt stem

Roll up adding another seam of glue at the end let dry for 15 minutes.

felt stem 2

Decide on a length and cut into an angle on one side so it sits on the pumpkin correctly.

position felt stem

Position stem onto pumpkin and glue into place to cover center stitches.

Cut a small scrap of felt stem colored felt and glue to cover the rolled stem end if desired.

Advanced Stem- ography:

Don’t worry it’s not that advanced!

Felt Pumpkins tutorial

Bent Stem –

Cut stem to desired length  – cut pipe cleaner to the same size then fold over so it is shorter and slip it into the hollow center of your rolled stem.

Making a stem - pumpkin

felt pumpkin DIY

Attach to your pumpkin with felt glue allow to dry before bending stem.

Felt Pumpkin tutorial - American Felt and Craft

Vary the stem by cutting some at an angle and others blunt and flat.

Create a more dimensional stem by gluing smaller angled stem pieces to the main stem.

Small vine pieces can be made from very thin cuts of rolled felt stem pulled apart slightly before being attached to the pumpkin.

Stop by the Store and Celebrate Felt Season! 

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft Store

Mini Pumpkin Template

pumpkin templatePrint at full size

 Looking for more felt fun?

Felt Avocado

Felt Avocado Pattern

Whip up some felt avocados.


Create magic with magic snow globe Felt Christmas ornaments


Craft some lovely felt sand dollars

Glowing Ghost felt finger puppets

Scare up some fun with ghost finger puppets

Sequined Snowflake Ornament Tutorial - Tons of felt Ornaments

Sparkle with sequined felt snowflake ornaments.

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18 Responses to “DIY Mini Felt Pumpkins”

  1. Sam October 17, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    These are really cute and I love how you made the stem.

    • Barbara Iroler May 19, 2015 at 7:19 am #

      You are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!! I’m in awe of your creations. I have just started felting and love it! Again, thank you!

  2. Extravoyance Voyance de Luxe November 7, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    Thank you for the effort you have made ​​in creating this blog, better shared information that’s also one of the values ​​of democracy … if I can do anything to help this site I ‘d be happy .. Good luck !

    Voyance amour

  3. Danielle May 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! About what is the finished size for a pumpkin?

  4. celebratingwiththebug September 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    These are so cute! Sharing them on my Facebook page! 🙂


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