It was pretty darn easy and was absolutely cheap to do.
1. Gather your materials. I used floral pins, but you could use regular straight pins or beaded floral pins too. Grab some twine or rope to cover the stem, and cut the fabric into three strips. I’m not going to give you measurements… just eyeball it.
2. I needed 3 pieces to cover the pumpkin. Make sure they are long enough to cover the bottom of your pumpkin and then some. You can always trim it up later.
3. Sort of pleat the fabric around the stem of the pumpkin. You should be able to push the pin right through the pumpkin.
4. Take the next piece of fabric and slightly fold over the edge so that you have a finished looking edge. Secure it on the next third of the pumpkin, making sure it overlaps the first piece of fabric just a little.
5. Kindly ignore the messy nail polish and the fact that I’m way over-due for a manicure. Fire up your glue gun.
6. Play with the fabric a little, pulling it down to the bottom of the pumpkin and make little pleats there. You want the fabric to be pulled tight down the sides, and not loose or puffy anywhere. When you figure out where you want it, go ahead and glue into place. Trim fabric after each section is glued down.
7. Carefully glue your twine in a circular fashion, so that the floral pins are covered and the stem is covered.