How To Make Fabric Pumpkins with Goodwill Shirts

Out with the old, in with the new! Turn something old into something new – create these beautiful fabric pumpkins with up-cycled old shirts and Dollar Tree foam pumpkins to spice up your Fall decorations on a budget!

Are you looking for a creative way to decorate your home for Fall without breaking the bank? Look no further than this easy DIY project that upcycles those old Goodwill shirts into decorative fabric pumpkins.

With just a few simple supplies from your local dollar store, you can transform dollar tree foam pumpkins into personalized masterpieces. Join me as I show you how to create a beautiful Fall centerpiece using just a few materials and a little bit of creativity.

Welcome to Day 1!!

I’m so glad you are here for my 12 Days of DIY Fall Crafts series!!!

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Today I’m sharing with you how to make fabric pumpkin using Dollar Tree foam pumpkins and shirts from Goodwill!

This project is extremely easy and costs around $2!


  • Foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree
  • Plaid and floral shirts (from Goodwill or your own closet!)
  • 4″ wooden branch
  • Artificial leaves (optional)

Let’s Make Them Together!

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These pumpkins are SO easy to make! You can change up the fabric patterns and colors and make a wide variety of fabric pumpkin decor items!

DIY Fabric Pumpkins using Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkin

Since I’m going for non-traditional Fall colored decor this year, these pumpkins match my Buffalo Plaid Lambs Ear Wreath with Pumpkins for Fall!

DIY Fabric Pumpkins using Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkin
Upcycle Old Shirts From Goodwill Into Fabric Pumpkins For Fall Decor!

Here’s the line up for the entire 12 Days of Fall Crafts Series!

I’m hoping that you come back and join me each day as I share easy and affordable crafts for Fall that will look beautiful in any home!

Each project will be sent via email at 8:00pm central time for twelve days! Make sure to sign up to receive the emails!

Day 1: How To Make Fabric Pumpkins with Goodwill Shirts

Day 2: How To Make A Fall Table Centerpiece

Day 3: How To Make A Dollar Tree Witch Hat Wreath

Day 4: Potted Jack-O-Lantern Mums

Day 5: How To Style A Wooden Tray for Fall

Day 6: How To Make Fabric Swag

Day 7: How To Fold Napkins & Make A Napkin Ring

Day 8: How To Make A Mailbox Swag for Fall

Day 9: How To Make Scented Pinecones

Day 10: Scrap Wood Block Pumpkins

Day 11: How To Make Stenciled Tea Towels for Gift Giving

Day 12: Pumpkin Topiaries

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DIY Fabric Pumpkins using Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkin

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DIY Buffalo Plaid Lambs Ear Wreath with Pumpkins for Fall

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How To Make A Wreath From A Pizza Pan | Fall Wreath

Dollar Tree Witch Hat Wreath

Fall Mailbox Swag & Wreath

DIY Fabric Pumpkins | Farmhouse Style

7 Easy Wreaths To Make Now!

Easy Outdoor Fall Porch Decor

Football Door Wreath

Decoupage Wooden Pumpkin Decor

How To Crackle Paint Pumpkins


  1. This is such a cute idea and you made them so beautiful! Great project!

    1. Thanks! I love how easy they are to make in any color fabric!

  2. Paula@SweetPea says:

    I am really looking forward to this 12 day fall craft series! Your fabric pumpkins are adorable!

    1. Thanks Paula! I’m super proud of myself for actually getting everything together for 12 days! HAHA!

  3. Linda Johnston says:

    Cute pumpkins and lovely display too!

  4. Missy Noonan says:

    Loving this project and enjoying seeing each of the daily project! And, such cute pumpkins! Thank you! ~Missy

  5. Such a fun series. Love the plaid pumpkin

  6. Fabric pumpkins are the best … I appreciate the tutorial. Love the fabrics you chose, especially the plaid! xo

    1. Thanks Juliet! I think I need to make one in black and white buffalo plaid!!

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