Simple Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Craft for Tweens

This embroidery hoop pumpkin craft is perfect for tweens.

Is your house starting to feel a little bit like fall? If you’re like me, you can’t wait to start decorating for the season.

These DIY pumpkins are a great way to have some fun with your kids. They’re not only super cute, but they’re simple to make. Plus, when you’re done, you can use them to give your home that cozy autumn feeling.

Trust me, when you see how adorable these pumpkins are, you’ll want to create a whole patch of them!

Two pumpkin decorations made out of embroidery hoops

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Fall Crafts for Middle School

Fall is my favorite season. The weather is perfect and there are so many fun things to do. The parks are festively decorated and start their holiday events. College football begins. And pumpkin spice everything! What’s not to love about fall?

One of my favorite things to do is decorate our home, especially with homemade things. For years, my kids and I have made all kinds of fall-themed crafts we continue to use as our holiday décor.

If you’re worried that your crafting days are over now that your kids are older, don’t. Tweens love DIY projects too. You just have to be choosier. While you may not be able to put some construction paper in front of them and call it a day, crafts like this embroidery hoop pumpkin will capture their interest.

Pumpkin Table Decoration

This DIY pumpkin craft makes an excellent decoration for your holiday table or throughout your home. You can easily use varying sizes of embroidery hoops to make a bunch of pumpkins that you can group together.

The pumpkin is a traditional symbol of fall, and this is such a fun and easy craft to make. I think using embroidery hoops to create pumpkins makes for a really unique and eye-catching decoration. My teens and I will definitely be adding some of these cute pumpkins to our fall décor!

DIY Pumpkin Craft

As I said, these embroidery hoop pumpkins are a simple project and will take your tween less than 30 minutes to make.

Essentially, they’ll be painting three hoops orange and putting them together into a pumpkin shape. Brown painted finials and green felt leaves help to finish the fall pumpkin.

Keep reading for detailed instructions and printable supply list.

Customize the Pumpkin

There are a couple of things you can do to make your pumpkins a bit more unique.

  • The directions call for 4″ and 6″ embroidery hoops for this craft, but you can make your pumpkins any size by purchasing smaller or larger hoops.
  • Change up the stems by using different sized finials or using something that’s a different shape completely.

Materials Used for the Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Craft

I’ve highlighted some of the supplies you’ll need so you know what you’re looking for.

Finial Dowel Cap - 3/4Finial Dowel Cap – 3/4″Finial Dowel Cap - 3/4Naturally Wrapped Vine Covered Craft WireNaturally Wrapped Vine Covered Craft WireNaturally Wrapped Vine Covered Craft WirePumpkin OrangePumpkin OrangePumpkin OrangeFelt Fabric SheetsFelt Fabric SheetsFelt Fabric Sheets


Remember, not all supplies needed for the DIY embroidery hoop pumpkins are listed here.

Excited to add new homemade decorations to your home this season? Check these out.

Fall is the perfect time to get creative with your decorating. These embroidery hoop pumpkins are a unique and fun way to add some autumn spirit to your home. We hope you and your tweens are as excited about them as we are!

Embroidery hoops are turned into cute pumpkin décor.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Craft

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Embroidery hoops plus fun wooden finials and paint combine to make a pair of perky
pumpkins that are the perfect addition to your Fall Décor.

A quick and easy 30-minute craft.


  • 3 Embroidery Hoops of each size – 4” and 6” in diameter
  • 1 Sheet of each color of Craft Felt (9" x 12”) - Dark Green and Olive Green
  • Wooden Finials – Small (2) and Medium (1)
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Bright Orange, Burnt Orange, Dark Brown
  • Brown Wired Twine


  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pencil


Gather all supplies. Wooden embroidery hoops can be found in the stitching area of the craft store. Unfinished wooden finials can be found in the craft section.

Loosen the metal screws and separate the inner and outer hoops so you have three hoops in each size.

Supplies to make an embroidery hoop pumpkin craft - hoops, paint, finials, glue gun

Paint the 6” embroidery hoops with bright orange acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Repeat the process for the 4” embroidery hoops, using burnt orange acrylic craft paint.

Painting embroidery hoops orange.

Attach one of the small wooden finials to the top of the medium wooden finial with the glue gun and glue sticks to create a large wooden finial. This is for the 6" pumpkin. The other small finial will go on top of the 4" pumpkin.

Basecoat both finials with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Painting wood finials brown.

Starting with two 6” embroidery hoop pieces, insert one inside the other forming an “X” shape. Slide the third 6” hoop over the first two forming a line through the “X” as shown in the photo. Secure with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Repeat with the three 4” embroidery hoops.

Attach the large finial onto the 6” pumpkin and the small finial onto the 4” pumpkin.

Hot glue gun is about to be used to attach a brown finial to an orange embroidery hoop pumpkin.

Measure and cut a 12” and an 8” length of wired twine with wire cutters. Wrap around a pencil, creating a coil and then slide off the pencil. Pull the coil apart to create a pumpkin vine.

Brown twine wrapped around a pencil. Cutting tool next to it.

Cut several leaf shapes from olive green and dark green craft felt with scissors. Run a small line of glue at the base of the leaves and fold in half to create dimension.

Leaf shapes cut out of two different green felts. Scissors and glue gun next to them.

To finish, attach the wired twine vines to the top of each pumpkin using a glue gun and glue sticks, and then glue the felt leaves to the side of the finials.

Embroidery hoops are turned into cute pumpkin décor.


You're only using the inside hoops.

You can use any shade of orange to paint the embroidery hoops. We used a lighter and a darker one so the pumpkins looked different from each other.

After you glue a small finials to the medium one, you essentially create a large finial. This is for the 6" pumpkin. The second small finial goes on top of the 4" pumpkin.

Use whatever shade of green felt you'd like for the leaves.

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Two embroidery hoop pumpkin crafts against a white background. Taller one on top of a book.

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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