Friday, October 21, 2011

Today's Guest: Me Making Do

Hi everyone! I am Heather and I blog over at Me Making Do.
I am so excited that Karen asked me to be a part of the Monster Craft Bash.
I wanted to do something that could work for Halloween as well as Thanksgiving since were so close to Halloween.
I don't know about you but I'm always looking for ways to help tame my little monsters hair.  So I decided on a  Pumpkin Applique Headband.

You could use the pumpkins for so many other things if you don't like or need headbands.
How about adding it to a shirt. Put it on some scrapbook paper and frame it for cute pumpkin art. Or whatever your heart desires.
Here is what you will need to make the Pumpkin Applique
  • Felt (orange, green and brown or whatever colors you would like).
  • yarn or embroidery thread
  • Needle (yarn needle for yarn)
  • Elastic Headband (if your going to make a headband).
  • glue gun (also for headband)
To get started print and cut out your pattern pieces in the size or sizes you would like. Trace them on your felt and cut out.

I like to cut out two pumpkin shapes for thickness. You will also need two leaves and one stem. Thread your needle with your yarn or thread and tie a knot on the end.

Pull needle through one of the pumpkin shapes, then place the second shape on top sandwiched between the knot and the first pumpkin.
Do a running stitch around the entire pumpkin. I like to push my needle through to the back and then back up the front and pull the yarn/thread through.
Place the needle back through the last stitch made..... 
and pull back up. Repeat this process around.
Now draw your pumpkin creases like the above picture with a disappearing marker and stitch these with a running stitch as well.
Now add a leaf and stitch across the middle like shown and repeat with another leaf. Stitch the stem in place.
Now you have a cute little pumpkin applique!
If you want to add them to a headband then cut a rectangular shape of felt about the size of the pumpkins your going to use.
Place the headband in the center and run hot glue down the sides.....
Place your pumpkins on top and trim the excess felt off.
Add it to a cute little monster and enjoy!
You could also stitch on jack-o-lantern face for more of a Halloween look.
Thanks Karen for having me!

My daughter would love that headband!  Thanks so much Heather for stopping by.  Heather has a lot more cute ideas on her blog.  Here is one of my favorites:
Guess what this is made out of?  A soda can!!  Check out her tutorial  here.


  1. Those little pumpkins are so cute Heather!! I Love the stitching on them!! They'd be so fun on a fall garland too!

  2. I love how you made your pumpkins, they are so cute! The stitching really adds so much. :)

  3. so cute-i don't have a sweet little girl but i think white pumpkins would make great coasters for my fall table, too! tfs!


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