DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

Date
Oct, 08, 2014
DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

11 DIY Faux Pumpkin Ideas

Happy Hump Day friends! Myself and the lovely ladies I teamed up with for the Great Crate Challenge (plus a couple more) are at it again for another fun challenge. This time we all bought the same faux pumpkins from Michael’s and created some fun fall decor for our homes!

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

It’s no secret that I love anything soft and cuddly, so it’s no wonder that the first thing that popped into mind for this challenge was to cover my pumpkins in fur. I just wasn’t quite sure how I was going to do it. I took a trip to JoAnns and found the perfect “Grizzly Fur” fabric.

I’m usually turned off by most faux furs found in the craft stores because they aren’t really soft or are super matted and not fluffy. This stuff, however, is amazing. It does shed a bit, but its the perfect combination of soft and fluffy without being real.

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I got a couple different size pumpkins, some ribbon and some battery powered Christmas lights. As well as covering my pumpkins in fur, I wanted to have some lights poking through too 🙂

I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to cover a round object in fabric, and I thought I was going to have to ditch this plan altogether. Luckily, I discovered a super easy method that turned out to be way better anyway!

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I started out by cutting a big hole in the bottom of each pumpkin with an X-Acto knife. Next up was poking the holes for the lights. A pencil worked super well for this.

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

So, since wrapping the whole thing with the fabric was just not feasible without cutting it in some way, I made strips!

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I angled them at the top so that it wouldn’t get super bunchy by the stem. Then I just applied some hot glue and then tucked them underneath up into the pumpkin.

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I was SUPER pumped about the way they turned out. I’m so glad I figured out the strip method because the lines make them look even more like pumpkins 🙂

I couldn’t resist including this clip 🙂

So unfortunately the fur ended up covering the stems (they were super short to begin with) so I headed out into the yard and came back with this:

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I got out my saw and cut off some perfect new stems!

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I attached them using some hot glue and then tied the ribbon around them. I only ended up using the lights inside the bigger pumpkin and just used some small sharp scissors to poke a little hole through the fur and stuck each light in individually. Then the battery pack and all the lights just fit right up inside the pumpkin and there are no ugly wires to worry about!

The hubs wasn’t as excited about this project as I was. He told me they looked like furbys or gremlins. I don’t know, I just don’t see the resemblance…

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DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

I LOVE the way they turned out. You might find me cuddling up with them at the end of the day 😉

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

DIY Faux Fur Covered Pumpkins

And if you like my Fall in Love Printable you can print it out here!

Do you love my furby furry pumpkins as much as me??

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous creations from my bloggy friends below!

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114 Comments

  1. Reply

    JoAnn

    October 29, 2014

    They do look like little furbies! I love it. That or pumpkin Popples 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 29, 2014

      haha! Totally had to google “popple” and yes they do kinda resemble them! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Reply

    Catherine

    October 16, 2014

    Hi Bre! Love these pretty fur pumkins! And apparently great minds think alike, because my own crazy imagination came up with fur pumpkins too! Different than yours, because my are stuffed. Love that yours LIGHT UP!! That is genius!
    Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂

  3. Reply

    Ginger

    October 15, 2014

    LOVE it! I thought I had seen all the pumpkin makeovers out there, but this one tops them all. Beautiful job. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much, Ginger!

  4. Reply

    Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste

    October 14, 2014

    This is a wonderful project, featuring you tomorrow at WIW:-) Hugs!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 15, 2014

      Aw yay! Thank you so much Aniko! Have a fabulous day 🙂

  5. Reply

    Adrienne

    October 14, 2014

    Bre these are so fun! Love the clip too. Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party, as always! :)Hugs Adrienne

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 14, 2014

      Thanks Adrienne! Love linking up with you 🙂

  6. Reply

    Tanya

    October 14, 2014

    These are so super cool Bre! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Inspiration Monday Party! Pinning 🙂

    xo, Tanya

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 14, 2014

      Thanks, Tanya!! And thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Reply

    Kat@Home. Made. Interest.

    October 13, 2014

    Ahhh!!! These are awesome! I would have never thought of that but I love them! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 14, 2014

      Thank you so much, Kat!

  8. Reply

    Katherines Corner

    October 12, 2014

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature at Katherines Corner tomorrow xo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Thank you so much Katherine! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  9. Reply

    Mila

    October 12, 2014

    Oh my, what a brilliant idea!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Thanks, Mila!

  10. Reply

    Jenny

    October 10, 2014

    Darling decorations! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Thank you Jenny!

  11. Reply

    Jamie @ anderson + grant

    October 10, 2014

    Your pumpkin has got to be the most original out of the group. I don’t know that I ever thought I’d see a pumpkin covered in fur! I love that you added the real stem in the top, too.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Aw thank you so much, Jamie! I really appreciate that 🙂

  12. Reply

    Catherine

    October 10, 2014

    Interesting idea. I’ve never thought to craft with faux fur before.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      It was a first for me, but I’m pretty excited about the way they turned out!

  13. Reply

    Kayla

    October 10, 2014

    This is adorable! And so creative 🙂

  14. Reply

    Judy@VintageStreetDesigns

    October 10, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thanks so much for sharing! Hopped over from Inspire Me Please. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      THANK YOU! So glad you stopped by 🙂

  15. Reply

    Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family

    October 10, 2014

    I Oh my goodness…I adore these!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 10, 2014

      Thank you so much Megan!

  16. Reply

    Anne

    October 9, 2014

    I love this idea!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-faux-fur-pumpkin/2014/10/10/
    –Anne

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 10, 2014

      Awesome! Thank you Anne 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  17. Reply

    Corinna - For My Love Of

    October 9, 2014

    How cute! I want to cuddle up with one, too! I think cutting the fabric into strips completely worked in your favor since it mimics the natural indentations of a real pumpkin. Perfection!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Agreed! A happy accident 🙂 Thanks Corinna!

  18. Reply

    Nicole B.

    October 9, 2014

    Your cuddly pumpkins look adorable! What a creative idea! Love the furby comparison too 😉 Is it sad that I kinda miss playing with those?!?!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      haha not at all! I still love stuffed animals. Probably the reason why I made these hehe 🙂

  19. Reply

    Mandee Thomas

    October 9, 2014

    Absolutely love these They turned out so cute Bre!! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there 🙂 http://goo.gl/42sHPx

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thanks Mandee! I linked up 🙂 Thanks for the party!

  20. Reply

    Brandi

    October 9, 2014

    Wow! This is very creative! Thanks for sharing

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thanks Brandi!!

  21. Reply

    Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

    October 9, 2014

    At first I wasn’t sure I was down for the whole fur look- but you really pulled it off! They look really cute!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      thanks Valerie!!

  22. Reply

    Pam@over50feeling40

    October 9, 2014

    I LOVE THIS!! So cute…thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thanks Pam!!

  23. Reply

    Britt

    October 9, 2014

    How CUTE! Oh my goodness, you are so creative to think of this! So adorable!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thanks Britt!!

  24. Reply

    elizabeth

    October 9, 2014

    This is so unique and turned out beautifully! Such a great idea!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth!!

  25. Reply

    Nici

    October 8, 2014

    This is something I haven’t seen done. I love it! Such a unique way to decorate the coziest time of the year! I’d be thrilled if you shared this at my Creative Ways Link Party that’s live right now. Hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Nici

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thank you so much! I just linked up 🙂

  26. Reply

    Michelle Lepak-Dandelion Patina

    October 8, 2014

    Bre these are way too cute! Love them!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thank you so much, Michelle!

  27. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    October 8, 2014

    OMG I love it! I have never seen a fur covered pumpkin and that’s perfect because it’s so unique! I adore the furby photos and would pay to have you edit this post to include a photo of yourself snuggling with your pumpkins. So fun!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      I better make sure the hubby doesn’t snap a pic of me in the middle of the night all snuggled up with them! haha 😉 Thanks for the kind words, Bre! I loved checking out everyone’s pumpkins 🙂

  28. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    October 8, 2014

    I totally started laughing with your furby comment! These are so unique and cool! I love that you added lights and a real wood stem. Great job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Once the hubs said it I couldn’t stop thinking about it haha. Thanks Katie!!

  29. Reply

    Auntiepatch

    October 8, 2014

    So cute! Genius!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thank you!!

  30. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    October 8, 2014

    SO cute! And they totally don’t look like furby’s. 🙂 Great transformation!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      haha thanks Amanda!!

  31. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    October 8, 2014

    So creative! I never in a million years would have thought to put fur on a pumpkin, but I absolutely LOVE it!! Seriously, Bre…it’s genius! Love the lights and wood stem too! (And the video clip, haha!)

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Aw thanks Amy!! Love me some Despicable Me 🙂

  32. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    October 8, 2014

    I adore your Furry Pumpkins Bre – what a great idea, especially the fact that they’re back lit! Your projects never cease to amaze me 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      You are so sweet, Marie! Thank you 🙂

  33. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    October 8, 2014

    Haha! I am just cracking up over here reading your post 🙂 The furbys and gremlins, and the video “he is so FLUFFY” Love it! Now on to your project! I absolutely love what you did, I would have never thought of covering them up with fur. The lights are the perfect added touch! So cute, I would definitely cuddle up with them too 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      haha I couldn’t resist including those 🙂 Especially the Despicable Me clip!! Thanks for the kind words, friend!

  34. Reply

    Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    October 8, 2014

    Bre, your pumpkins are adorable! I have never seen anything like these. Super cute.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thank you so much Jen!!

  35. Reply

    Emily, Our house now a home

    October 8, 2014

    This is so creative! I never would have thought of putting fur on a pumpkin. My kids would love this, and probably adopt the little furry pumpkin as a pet. It is a such a creative way to decorate for fall!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      haha now that I’m thinking about it, I probably need to name them! Thank you Emily!

  36. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    October 8, 2014

    Aaah these are so so so cute! Love the Furby reference hahahaha. These are way more adorable than Furbys!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      haha all they need is some eyes! Def cuter though 🙂 Thanks Amy!

  37. Reply

    ericasooter

    October 8, 2014

    Haha, they might look a *little* bit like furbies, but I think they are adorable! What a fun and unexpected way to decorate a pumpkin and those real wood stems just tie it all together. I love these!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      haha I suppose there is a slight resemblance 😉 I was so excited about the way the stems turned out! Thanks Erica!

  38. Reply

    Vanessa

    October 8, 2014

    I love the fur look.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thank you, Vanessa!

  39. Reply

    Joy @ Yesterfood

    October 8, 2014

    I have never seen anything like this and I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! I have pinned this so I can make a jillion of them! 😀

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Yay, thank you so much Joy! They’re so fun to make!

  40. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    October 8, 2014

    Oh my gosh, Bre! These are too cute! A pumpkin you can cuddle!!! I love, love, love the lights. And what a genius idea adding your own stems. So much better than the originals. So rustic. I love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      I seriously might snuggle up with them like a stuffed animal! ha. Thanks Sarah!!

  41. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    October 8, 2014

    I love the fur pumpkin! LOVE!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thanks Lindsay!!!

  42. Reply

    Kristi

    October 8, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! That fur is SUCH a gorgeous colour and so perfect for Fall!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Thanks Kristi!! I’m so glad I found the perfect fabric for them 🙂

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