How To Make Velvet Pumpkins

How To Make Velvet Pumpkins

Hey Friends! I’m so glad that you are here today. Can you believe that we are talking about Fall already? As I write this, we are smack dab into the extreme heat of summer. I am definitely looking forward to cooler weather, and do I dare say-wear a sweater? Don’t you just love decorating for Fall? Me, too. One of my favorite decorating items is velvet pumpkins. Have you seen them before? They are so pretty and incredibly easy to make. Come on, I’ll show you how.

Doesn’t this make you want to decorate for fall? It makes me so giddy.

Velvet pumpkins are so beautiful. They come in many sizes and colors, however they can get expensive if you want a bunch of them. When you make them yourself, you are only limited by your imagination. Get creative, you have no rules.

These are the materials needed to make velvet pumpkins.

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You will need velvet fabric (you only need a small amount of fabric for each pumpkin), scissors, thread, a needle, dry beans, polyfil, a pumpkin stem, and a hot glue gun. By the way, have you seen the new glue gun by Ryobi? It’s cordless and it heats up quickly. And, let’s be honest, it feels like you are using a power tool and that’s just cool.

A bowl is a great way to trace a circle for your velvet pumpkin.

Step 1: Draw a circle onto the back of your fabric. The bowl that I used was about 12″ across and I got a pumpkin that is about 6″ across.

Step 2: Cut out the circle.

Step 3: Thread your needle and do a wip stitch around the circle. Leave the thread attached as you will need it for the next step.

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Step 4: Now you will have to be a bit gentle with this step. You will need to pull on the thread and gather the “pumpkin” into a bowl shape.

Step 5: When the opening is about 3″ across, fill it about 1/3 of the space with the dry beans .

Step 6: Fill up with polyfil.

Step 7: Pull on the thread to close the opening to just enough space for the pumpkin stem to fit and tie off the thread.

Step 8: Using the hot glue gun, attach the pumpkin stem. If you have access to real pumpkin stems, use them for this, they look amazing.

Step 9: Hold the pumpkin stem in until the glue is dry. That’s it! You now have a beautiful velvet pumpkin. Don’t want to use velvet? Feel free to use any fabric.

I just love the look of these pumpkins. They are so colorful and elegant.

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alda ellis

Friday 24th of September 2021

great tutorial...can't have too many pumpkins either! I love your velvet pretty! sending you a big hug!

Renae Frey

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Thank you so much, my friend. I think of you often. You are amazing.


Thursday 26th of August 2021

These are so cute and they on't look that hard.

Leslie Watkins

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Beautiful! I need to add these to my list! They are amazing.

Karins Kottage

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Gorgeous velvet pumpkins! I love the colors and the stems!! Great tutorial!


Barbara Chapman

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

I love your velvet pumpkins, Renae!! I made some a few years ago while we were still living in our Prairie Home (our Heartland Charleston Landmark 365 RV) and they are up on our mantel today!

Happy crafting and I am happy to feature your lovely pumpkins (and Tom Turkey) at tonight's Share Your Style #315 post, Hugs, Barb :)