A few weeks ago I was shopping with some gal pals and came across velvet pumpkins in a store. I loved the colors and texture of the pumpkins and knew they would be the perfect autumn accessory for our home. But I couldn’t believe the price! I did a little research and found Crushed Panne Velvet for less than $5/yard! With just a few items and about 30 minutes of your time you can make these gorgeous DIY velvet pumpkins for your home too!
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- Cut circle out of the fabric. I traced different circles to get different size pumpkins: a lampshade, a plate, and a lid. With a 1/4 yard of fabric you can make 3-4 pumpkins with each color.
- Make a straight stitch around the circle.
- Gather thread
- Stuff with the poly-fil and tie shut.
- Insert a twig in the opening to create the stem.
I used the stuffing from and old throw pillow I had and you could easily use rice or beans for filling. It would give them a little more weight, but mine turned out just fine with the poly-fil. The hardest part was tying the thread after you gather it. I also tried to make a few burlap pumpkins. They didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as the velvet ones. When you try to gather the thread on burlap it pulls loose and basically falls apart! I was able to salvage 2 of the burlap ones but they look a little funny. I put them in a corner 😉 These could easily be made out of so many different materials; I think next time I will try old sweaters! The texture would be beautiful.
Note: I’ve seen these with real pumpkin stems. You could go buy a pumpkin patch and ask for broken stems; I just thought it was easier to grab a few twigs from the yard. You would need hot glue to attach those.