Quick Primitive Craft / Gift idea Of The Day~ no sew!!!
Twist a bit before tying with strong twine. This will make your pleats more even, and the ball even more perfectly round. Tie well, as far down as you can, knotting 2-3 times. Cut off the fabric tail, leaving enough of a tail (or, "pumpkin stem") so that it is a bit higher than your cup.
Pat in. It should stay comfortably if it is the right size. Adorn with an antique photo, morsel of stitchery, antique pins, buttons- whatever you like, and depending on the look you are going for! My cup is quite heavy, which gives the piece a nice feel. You could easily make up many of these in a hurry for a craft show~