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Pumpkin time! Can you get enough of those plump little orange guys? or white? or green? or any shade they come in? I can’t! Pumpkins real or not, are lovely and they tell us that fall is here! I’ve been making loads of velvet plush pumpkins to scatter around the house and bring fall cheer! I was lucky enough to find a lot of real dried pumpkin stems to use for my pumpkins on Etsy! These pumpkins are incredibly easy to make and yes they are sewn, but you don’t need sewing skills to be able to make them!
Plush Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial
Panne stretch velvet
Hot glue (if you need a lot of glue sticks, this is an incredible deal)
Circle templates in various sizes like dinner plate, 10 gallon bucket etc
Start by cutting out a circle with your circle template (your circle doesn’t have to be perfect). Knot your needle and make a cross stitch with the knot on the inside of the pumpkin (the cross stitch will help keep the knot from pulling out of the velvet, which it has a tendency to do). Now start create a running stitch all the way around the fabric and bunch the fabric every few stitches (your stitches don’t have to be tidy, they can be a bit haphazard). When you reach the end tie the thread off leaving a small opening to the inner part of the pumpkin. Stuff your pumpkin and give it as many lumps as you’d like (if you have some scrap fabric to stuff the pumpkin with, that works quite nicely). Thread and knot your needle again and close up the opening of the pumpkin. Take dried pumpkin stem and add hot glue to the bottom, make sure not to put glue too close to the edge of the stem or it will squish out and get on your fabric. Press the stem firmly onto the closed opening of the pumpkin and hold until set. Now you have a pumpkin! Woohoo!
I think these are really easy to make, especially when you consider the oomph they bring to your autumn decor!
Have you been decorating for fall yet?