Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Baby Tutorial!

This is our first autumn doing a seasonal nature table. I'm really excited about it, as we are just getting our playroom re-organized. I was going to needlefelt a pumpkin, but thought this would much more fun!

Here's a tutorial to make your very own "Pumpkin Baby".

First, I used a peg person for the base and head. I then used wool roving and needlefelted it loosely into place. Then I took the orange wool and wrapped it around as to not let any of the natural wool coloring show through.

I needed felted a basic pumpkin shape. Now because I wanted a smoother look, I decided to wetfelt the pumpkin just a bit. Next I threw her in the dryer for a good 5 minutes to tighten the fibers. Once dry, you can needlefelt the lines of the pumpkin.
Since I didn't have any felt lying around, I decided to needlefelt some green wool roving onto a foam block. This gave me a small sheet of green felt, that I could cut and make the stem hat. I glued it on and Voila!

This would make a wonderful addition to any nature table! Enjoy and happy crafting!! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I'll be glad to help :D


  1. hi there. i linked to you from fuoriborgo. i am also in california. thanks for sharing this. yours is so sweet and i am new to needle felting. so far, it is fun (and so fast!)

  2. What a lovely little pumpkin baby in a stem hat! I can't believe how realistic you made your pumpkin look!

  3. Hi there! Found you via the Waldorf Craft group. What a great idea! I might have to make one! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Cute, cute, cute! Rose, you are quite the felter. I love this pumpkin idea! Glad to hear that you are feeling better. :)

  5. What an adorable little pumpkin babe!