Sunday, 30 September 2012

Halloween Felt Pumpkin Tutorial & Craft Giveaway

Halloween Felt Pumpkin Tutorial 
& Craft Giveaway
*This giveaway is now closed *

Miss Bohemia Halloween Giveaway & Free Tutorial

As we now move into Autumn, one of my favourite times of the year is just around the corner! That's right, in no time at all Halloween will be creeping up upon us!  Whether your celebrations are more traditional or more fun based, there's no doubt that this is a magical time of the year!

From now up until Halloween, I will be running a series of fun tutorials, giveaways and features on my blog which I invite you to be part of :-)

To kick off the celebrations, I have a fun pumpkin tutorial to share with you. This cute little decoration is an easy to make fun project which requires a few resources and some of which you may already have!  I also have an exciting Halloween Crafty giveaway too!

Mini Felt Pumpkin Decoration Tutorial

Please read the notes at the end of the tutorial before beginning.

You will need

* Felt in orange and black
* Embroidery thread in orange and black
* Needle
* Pins
* Scissors
* Filling(cotton or polyester)

* Ribbon (if you want to hang your decoration)
* Buttons and any additional embellishments


Step 1 Using the template provided, cut out the paper patterns. Pin the templates to the felt and carefully cut out the shapes. For the smaller pieces, you may find it easier to draw or trace the shapes directly on to the felt and then cut them out.

Step 2 Position the eyes on top of one of the main pumpkin shapes and pin (or glue) in place.  Stitch around the edge of each eye.  I used blanket stitch but you can also use running, slip or back stitch etc. Repeat the above steps with the nose and mouth pieces. 

Step 3 Fold the ribbon in half with the wrong sides facing.  Cross the ends over and pin in place.  Fold the lower edge over and secure with a few small stitches (this is to prevent the edges from fraying).
Step 4 Place the ribbon at the back of the pumpkin face and pin in place. 

Step 5 Position the pumpkin face on top of the additional orange piece and pin together.  Begin the final steps by adding a blanket stitch around the edge of the 2 pieces and leave a 1 inch gap.

Step 6 Add the filling then continue to blanket stitch around the border ending with a knot at the back.  

Please feel free to use the tutorial pattern and template below for your crafting projects.  

I hope you have fun creating your own pumpkin decorations :-)

(Copyright for this pattern and template remains with the owner Jen Neil) 

*The pumpkin decoration I made measures 8cm in diameter. You may need to resize the image template above but you can also make the pumpkin bigger or smaller. 
*Fabric glue can be used (instead of pinning) for the smaller pieces.  You can also glue the features on the pumpkin if you prefer.


There are so many things you can make and do with felt and I will be sharing some more tutorials with you :-)  For your own projects you can purchase felt at most craft shops and the ribbon I used can be found is from Printed OnRibbon.  I picked out the Halloween quotes I wanted and chose black text on orange for the design.  


Now for my giveaway :-)  

How would you like to win
* Samples of felt in black and orange (enough for at least 2 pumpkins)
* Pink and blue felt samples
* A set of 5 lightweight Halloween gift tags
* Orange & Black ‘Happy Halloween’ satin ribbon
* Plain gold & black satin ribbon
* 4 plain manila tags
Halloween charms - wolf, fangs, mini pumpkin, scary pumpkin & a spider
 A pair of handmade Halloween coasters

How cool is that!

If you would like to be in with a chance to win all you need to do is be a follower on my blog, twitter or facebook and comment below.  Be sure to leave your email address or a way for me to get in touch with you!

This giveaway is open internationally and ends on Wednesday 10th October 2012 at Midnight (GMT).  After this time I will announce a winner on my blog and you will need to reply within 72 hours to claim your prize.

Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jen :-)


moonraven said...

Hey Happy Autumn :)
I really love this project and I plan on trying it in a few days. I can't wait to see more of your ideas. I follow you on Etsy, but didn't know you had a blog this is great.

petoskystone said...

Adorable!! I am thinking that I need to make a few to go along with the Halloween fabric that I am using for my bedroom curtains :) Sweet giveaway!

Sara Stacey said...

Amazing giveaway


Serenap95 said...

Following your blog using GFC

Thanks for hosting this giveaway


Shani said...

Following your blog with GFC : kiss_shani
And FB: Shani Smet

Thanks for the giveaway!


Amanda Leigh said...

This is awesome Jen, if I could sew I would absolutely make that lmao! Thanks for the giveaway.

I follow you everywhere, you know where to find me ;)

Rose Smith said...

Subscribed to your blog by email. Already following you as @RoseyToesRose and Liked you as Rose Smith.

Love the little pumpkin!! :-) xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A great giveaway - love today's treasury too x

squigglezB said...

Great giveaway!
I'm following the blog and on facebook :)
Niamh O' Connor

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! And I especially love those tags :)

squigglezB said...
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squigglezB said...

Great giveaway!
I follow the blog squigglezb and on facebook
Niamh O' Connor

Diana said...

I will try to do the ' pumpkin '. It seems easy. Thank you for the giveaway and tutorial!!!

(GFC: Diana, twitter :@artdem83, FB: Demitra Giote)
artgiote at gmail dot com

Mystic Spirit said...

They are so cute I'm thinking i might try some in reverse so black pumpkins with orange cutouts... :)

Miss Bohemia said...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and for entering this giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed!


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