INSIDE: How to make a fun and colorful farmhouse pumpkin table runner with fabric scraps for a Thanksgiving table.
That famous leaning tower is not a plane ride away. It can be found in my craft room! I am a sucker for accepting hand-me-down fabrics, buying remnants on sale and basically never throwing anything away. Thus, my leaning tower of fabric!
And a crafty way of making a dent in this self-made tower of mine is with a scrappy table runner. Fabric scraps, that is.
Turn those extra pieces into a farmhouse-inspired pumpkin table runner. Ideal for an autumn Thanksgiving table near you!
*This post contains affiliate links. A purchase of any of these items helps to support this blog and its creative efforts at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. To read more, please see my disclosure page.
How to Make Fun Farmhouse Pumpkin Table Runner
This easy fall craft can be done with a sewing machine or the best thing ever, fabric glue.
How to Make Easy Colorful Fabric Pumpkin Table Runner
Find a basic pumpkin shape online and use the shape as your template. Pin the template to your fabrics and cut out. I made a total of seven large pumpkins for the length of my dining table.
Pin these scrappy pumpkins on top of muslin or drop cloth. I used them as a template to cut a larger pumpkin shape around it.
I used a corresponding fabric to cut rectangles, approximately 3×4” in size.
Roll them into a cigar-like shapes to use as pumpkin stems. Pin the stem in between the fabric scrap pumpkin and the muslin.
I sewed fabric scrap pumpkin on top of the muslin pumpkin but you can just as easily use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to secure the two fabric pumpkins and stem together.
How to Re-purpose Fabric Scraps for Table Runner
Lay the pumpkins side by side in a row. Use glue to overlap them and secure them together.
Add a few fabric leaves and adhere them to the top of the pumpkins.
Add small strips of grosgrain ribbon near the pumpkin stem for additional pumpkin detail.
Lay this pumpkin runner on your table to enjoy throughout the pumpkin spice season!
More Autumn Home Decor Ideas:
- Use a brown paper bag – from the grocery store – to make a Thanksgiving turkey wreath
- 10 unique, super creative outdoor autumn wreaths
- DIY painted pinecone garland
- 5 step mesh pumpkin wreath
- DIY fleece pumpkin pillow cover