This DIY post is specifically for a purchased craft kit that you can find on my Etsy shop HERE.
Ceramic Pumpkin Floral Arrangement Craft Kit Instructions
Step One: Gather Your Supplies
In this purchased kit you will receive:
- Precut Felt Flower Pieces to Create:
- 1 Maroon Roll Up Flower
- 1 Rust Orange Rose
- 1 Mini Sunflower
- 1 Plum Mum
- 8 Precut Moss Green Felt Leaves
- 4 Large
- 4 Small
- 1 Precut Moss Green Felt Round
- 1 Ceramic Pumpkin
- Pre-Portioned Acrylic Paint
- Orange and Black
- 2 Paint Brushes
- 1 Flat Brush and 1 Fine Brush
Additionally, you will need: a Pair of Fabric Scissors and a Hot Glue Gun
A Hot Glue Gun dispenses HOT glue and can burn you. Please be careful and read all of the packaging instructions and warnings that comes with your hot glue gun before using it.
Once you have your supplies, we can get started!
Let’s Make Some Flowers!
Step Two: Create the Sunflower
*Note: These directions are recycled from other craft kit tutorials, therefore they show multiple sunflowers; however, you will only receive one sunflower in this craft kit.
Create the Inner Portion of the Sunflower
To create the sunflowers, in both this and the next steps, you will need the brown felt strips and the yellow and gold sunflower pieces.
To start creating the inner portion of the sunflower, first take the brown felt strip and fold it in half. (Doing this is optional, but it means that you will have half as many cuts to make). Then, using a pair of sharp fabric scissors, make small cuts into the strip to create a fringe pattern, as shown below. The sizing between each cut is up to you, so long as it is consistent throughout the strip. I made my fringes about a quarter of an inch apart.
Once the fringe has been cut, take the strip and add a bit of hot glue to the end of it, as shown below in the top left photo. Then, carefully, as to not burn yourself with hot glue, roll the end of the strip towards the glue, as shown below in the two photos to the top right.
After the roll is started, continue adding small amounts of glue to the strip while rolling the felt into a round shape until the entire strip has been rolled.
Assemble the Sunflower
To assemble the sunflower, start by adding glue to the bottom of a rolled center piece and attach it to the middle of a small gold sunflower piece.
Once the sunflower middle is in place, it needs to be adjusted so that the petals of the sunflower curve forward. This will give it a more realistic effect. To achieve this, add hot glue to the sides of your brown middles, where the brown and gold felt touch. Then, gently, as to not burn yourself, cup the small flower in your hand while it dries, as shown below in the bottom photo to the right.
Next, add glue to the smaller yellow flower piece around the inside of the petals. Align the two pieces together and lay the smaller flower piece over the glue. Then, carefully, again don’t burn yourself, cup the two pieces into your hand as the glue dries, as shown below.
Then, add glue to the large yellow flower piece around the inside of the petals. Align the two pieces together and lay the smaller flower piece over the glue. Then, carefully, seriously don’t burn yourself, cup the pieces into your hand as the glue dries, as shown below.
Step Three: Create the Rose
Start by laying out the spiral shape onto your work surface. The rose will be assembled by rolling the felt piece, starting from the outside of the spiral and working toward the center. Add a small line of hot glue on the flat side of the first petal on the rose, as shown below in the photo to the left. Then, carefully as to not burn yourself with hot glue, roll the .
Step Four: Create the Mum
First, lay out all of the precut mum pieces included in the craft kit. Then, lay them out on your workspace from the smallest to the largest piece.
Take the smallest piece and lay a bit of hot glue in the center and slightly out onto each petal, as shown below in the photo to the left. Next, seriously please don’t burn yourself this is dangerous, use your fingers to carefully fold the petals inward to create the inside of the mum. This process is shown below; the mum at this point will look like a bud waiting to bloom.
After the center of the mum is created, put it aside. Next, take the next larger size of the cutouts and just as before, lay a bit of hot glue in the center of the cutout and slightly out onto each petal, as shown below in the photo to the left. Then, take your mum center and stand it upright onto the middle of the glue, as seen in the photos below. Once the center is standing upright, take the outer petal layer and while the glue is still hot carefully fold the outer petals onto the center of the mum.
Then, follow the exact same pattern of glueing, centering, and adhering the petal layers to one another, while continuing to work from the smallest to largest sized petal until all of the petals have been used.
Step Five: Create the Roll Up Flower
To start the rounded leaf succulent, lay the leaf strip out on your work surface. Starting from the smallest leaf and working toward the tallest, place a small line of hot glue on the flat side of the small leaf edge, as shown below in the photo to the left. Next, start to roll the strip by carefully, as to not burn yourself with hot glue, begin fold the first leaf on top of itself creating a tight roll. Continue to roll the felt leaf strip, adding small strips of glue as you work until the entire strip is finished.
The rolled felt leaf strip is photographed on the left. As you can see there are extra leaves that come with this craft kit for you to use if you would like to expand the size of the succulent. To do so, take a leaf and add a bit of hot glue to the bottom edge of it, as shown below in the top right photo. Then, simply attach the leaf to the rolled succulent and hold in place until the glue has set (hot glue just takes a few seconds).
Step Six: Paint the Pumpkin
All of the paint and paintbrushes needed for this step are included in the craft kit. This is where the magic happens! You could use the paint to create stripes, polkadots, chevron, a Jack O’Lantern, or whatever you wish to make your pumpkin one of a kind!
I chose to keep my pumpkin simple and painted it completely orange and needed two coats of paint to do so, as shown below.
*Small Note: The top of the pumpkin will be covered with felt and therefore does not need to be painted.
As you can see, the pumpkin does have a pre sculpted face. You can use the black paint and thin brush to paint the pumpkin’s face, or choose to not paint it at all. I did not paint a face on my pumpkin, and can say with all honesty that as my pumpkin sits on the mantel I cannot tell that it has a face and am happy with my decision to keep it orange. BUT you do whatever fills your heart with joy!
Step Seven: Attach the Greenery to the Pumpkin
Attach the Large Leaves
Now that the pumpkin has been painted and is completely dry, it is time to add the felt leaves to the top of the pumpkin. I placed a line of hot glue to show where the large leaves will be placed, as seen below in the photo to the right. The pumpkin has eight indents along it’s top; the large leaves will be attached to the pumpkin on every-other indent, (again) as shown on the photos below.
To glue the leaves to the pumpkin, place glue along one half of the leaf, as shown above in the photo to the right. Next, while the glue is hot place the leaf onto the pumpkin with the tip of the leaf covering the stem of the pumpkin all of the way to the top, as shown below.
Repeat this step until all four large leaves are attached to the pumpkin.
Attach the Felt Round
Once the large leaves are in place, take the moss green felt round and add a layer of glue to it, as shown below in the photo to the left. Then, carefully as to not burn yourself with the hot glue, take the felt round and place it on top of the pumpkin stem, as shown below.
Next, carefully push down and pinch the felt round over the stem of the pumpkin so that it attaches to the stem both on top and over onto the sides of it, as shown in the photos below.
Attach the Small Leaves
Add a bit of glue to one half of the leaf and attach it to the top of the pumpkin resting in between the larger leaves, as shown below.
Step Eight: Add the Flowers to the Pumpkin
Gather your flowers and arrange them as you would like them to be placed onto the pumpkin. Now that you have your vision of what this will look like, simply glue the flowers on top of the pumpkin.
Step Ten: Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this craft kit tutorial and thank you for crafting with me!
If you are interested in purchasing this craft kit head over to my Etsy shop HERE for more purchasing details.
Also, check out my other version of this craft kit where I swap the flowers for succulents!
Have a beautiful day!