Rustic Pumpkin Plushie

By  Debi Adams  for  Sizzix

size: 4-1/7"x4-7/8"

  • Rustic Pumpkin Plushie


  • Natural canvas fabric
  • Green cardstock
  • Orange button
  • Twig
  • Natural raffia
  • Polyester fiberfill


  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Tim Holtz Alterations Dies: Bigz Tattered Pinecone, Movers & Shapers Pumpkin Jack
  • Acrylic paints: orange, dark brown
  • Dark green ink pad
  • Glue gun

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, old toothbrush, paintbrush

Project Instructions

  • 1. Die cut two pumpkins from canvas fabric. Paint front of one piece and back of other piece orange. Dip toothbrush into dark brown paint and spatter orange surfaces. Let dry.
  • 2. Die cut several branches from green cardstock; randomly ink branches dark green.
  • 3. Sew pumpkin pieces wrong sides together, leaving opening at top. Firmly stuff pumpkin, pushing stuffing to corners using paintbrush handle. Use glue gun to glue stem into opening; hand-sew opening closed.
  • 4. Tie several strands of raffia into bow. Use glue gun to adhere bow, branches, and button to stem.

Tip: Display several pumpkins together in a basket or sew onto a grapevine or twine garland.