Perfect pumpkin ideas

How to make perfect pumpkins Flickr gallery

You don't have to reach for the carving knife to get in on the pumpkin action this year - turn to your favourite craft and crochet them, stitch them, twist them, paper-cut them... To give you an inspiration-boost, we've put together our very own Flickr gallery of our favourite pumpkin makes. 

 embroidered pumpkin tote Trick or Treat Tote by The Sometimes Crafter - download the free pattern from Sometimes Crafter & try it yourself!

Tie your own fabric pumpkins Fabric Pumpkin by summerstead: Tie cool fabrics with patterns, prints and mismatched textures into quick-make stuffed pumpkins. PUmpkin patch felt pin cushion Pumpkin Patch Pincushion by jennybubbletime/ Sea Pinks - we love the range of stitched pin cushions over on Jenny's Flickr photostream. Fold your own paper pumpkin with this free template Paper pumpkin by Komarov Mikhail: ok this one's *everso*slightly scary, but we do like a free papercraft template - just one of the fabulous free templates available from Paper Cube. Of course if I'm not too busy folding ALL of the freebies I can find on Paper Cube, I shall, this autumn, be carving my own - just like every year! It's one of those annual traditions I stick to religiously - like fireworks and pancakes - keep an eye out on our Facebook page where I'll post pics nearer the time.