We've now got a few pumpkins growing in our allotment: they are fascinating plants, the tendrils they send out grip onto anything and help to secure the plants to stop them from collapsing under the weight of the ripening pumpkins. We've grown several varieties, but you can't really beat the traditional orange ones, can you? A true sign that Autumn is only round the corner.
Today I've been making some needle felted pumpkins - I thought I'd had an original idea, but when I did a search for 'felted pumpkins' I was amazed how many people had thought of it already!
Mine, however, are a little different in that they are hollow and form little containers for holding autumnal treasures. I'm rather pleased with how they've turned out and I'll be listing them in my shop over the next couple of weeks (the first one is sitting there already).
Or why don't you have a go at making your own? They're made using the same needle felting process as my other bowls with a little bit of tweaking at the end to sculpt the ridges of the pumpkin.
Click here for a quick tutorial I put together to show you how I make a basic needle felted bowl. If you have a go I'd love to see the results, so feel free to add a link via the comments!