CUT A CIRCLE OUT OF FABRIC- Using a pair of fabric scissors (or any scissors that you’re children haven’t destroyed with glue ) cut a circle out of a piece of fabric. I used some scrap fabric I had in my craft room. This doesn’t have to be precise, just a round circle shape about 8″ in diameter.
HAND STITCH ALONG THE TOP- Using a double threaded needle, make a running stitch (basting stitch) along the raw edge of your cut-out circle.
GATHER THE THREAD & STUFF THE PUMPKIN- with the needle still attached to your thread pull the thread to bunch up where you just stitchedstuff the inside with crumbled up paperleave the opening of the pumpkin just big enough for a corktie the thread off and cut the excess end of the thread
WRAP THE CORK IN TWINE- Use your hot glue gun to glue twine to the wine cork. Start at the top of the cork and hot glue the twine going in a circle around the top. Then keep wrapping the twine around the wine cork gluing as you go till you reach the end.Place the cork stem inside the top of the pumpkin, secure with hot glue. I found it was less of a mess if I applied the glue to the hole in the pumpkin vs applying it to the cork stem.
PUMPKIN LEAVES & ACCENTS- Use a piece of felt and cut out a leaf shape. Make the leaves different sizes so that they aren’t identical.Wrap a piece of twine around a pencil or paintbrush. Use clothespins to hold it in place on the ends. Apply a thin layer of matte finish mod podge to the twine then let dry. Once it’s dry remove it and it will be curly.Make a small simple bow from a piece of twine or jute.Hot glue the leaves to the bottom of the pumpkin stem. Add the little accent pieces. I glued a bow to one of my pumpkins and the curly twine vines to the other two pumpkins.