Today I bought some cheap orange fabric to make the fabric pumpkins I featured a few days ago. As soon as my daughter, Lily came home from school we had a go at making some as a trial before our Halloween party. They took just a few minutes each (too long and she would lose interest and hand it over to me to do!) and she was really pleased with her work. I couldn't be bothered to go and get some sticks (even though I only live about 30 yards from a forest) so snapped a cinnammon stick and we twirled green pipe cleaners around the bottom before we poked the stick into the middle. We wanted the twirly bits as Lily is a Scooby Doo fan and in The Witch's Ghost film the pumpkins have the twirly tendrils sticking up. I think they turned out great and am definitely going to get the kids to do this at our party. They are so effective. Thanks so much to "a little bit vintage" for the idea and the instructions.