I love the velvet pumpkins I see online, they just aren't in my budget. So I thought I could make my own. I found velvet in more neutral fall colors and went to town. I just loved making these cute little things. They were very easy and fast.
Here's what you will need:
First you will need to go hunt down some sticks or leftover pumpkins stem if you can find them. I really wanted to make sure the pumpkin stems were really dried out before I used them.
Velvet - in whatever colors you like
Beans - or something else to give the pumpkins weight (optional)
Needle and Thread
Hot Glue Gun
I found the biggest bowl I could find, it was about 13" across. I put the velvet face down and used a pencil to mark around the bowl.
I cut the circle out, just remember it does not have to be perfect. It will be gathered together at the top so you won't be able to tell.
I used white thread to match the velvet and stitched around the perimeter about 1/4" from the edge.
I gently pulled the thread to gather it all around the edge.
1) I put beans in the bottom to give it some weight. 2) I filled it with stuffing. 3) then I pulled the strings tighter to gather the fabric at the top. 4) I saved a pumpkin stem from last year to use as my stem, you could also use a stick, that is what most of mine have. I pulled out the hot glue gun and put glue on the stuffing to help hold the stem in place.
5) I pulled the strings tight around the base of the stem 6) and stitched through the folds multiply times to lock the string in place.
Here it is all stitched together. I just love how it is kind of oval looking just like a lot of the real white pumpkins I see. I might add some more colors this year. I even like the pink pumpkins I have seen around. The girls would love to have pink velvet pumpkins in their rooms.
Happy Fall everyone!
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