Embroidered-Floral Applique Pumpkin

You don't need magic beans to cultivate this ethereal pumpkin. The delicate tendrils encircling it are actually fabric appliqués from a crafts store.

applique pumpkin

Note: We chose a smooth pumpkin with a unique pale-pink skin that contrasts softly with the embroidery colors, then gave the blushing beauty pride of place on a moss-covered pediment. But it will look just as lovely at the center of a table or spotlighted on your stoop.

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What You'll Need


  • Pumpkin
  • Appliqués
  • Straight pins
  • Thimble (optional)


  1. Place floral pieces where you want them, and secure them with straight pins. (Tip: A thimble is helpful for pushing pins into the pumpkin.) Repeat on surface of pumpkin until coverage is desired.

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