A few of you have asked how I made these silk velvet pumpkins so before I move on to Christmas (you know it's coming) I thought I'd do a really quick tutorial here.
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I've learned a lot this fall while making so many pumpkins and wanted to document it here.
Any size works so use all your scraps and make various sizes. A seven inch round makes those tiny pumpkins like you find in the grocery store.
Using super heavy thread or dental floss, gather 1/4" from the raw edge of your circle.
You can fill it completely with pellets if you'd like. Experiment.
Then finish off with fiberfill.
Pull your thread tight and sew the opening closed. Knot thread and cut.
I used a doll needle to sculpt my pumpkin - just pulling the stuffing up toward the top. This is optional since they are cute just as they are.
Apply hot glue to the dried pumpkin stem and hold it while it dries.
That's it! It takes about thirty minutes to make one and with the beautiful array of colors of silk velvet that's available, you can make them to match your decor. Because you're using real pumpkin stems, no two will look alike. So fun!
Don't forget to save your pumpkin stems from this years jack-o-lanterns for next years elegant velvet pumpkins.
Encourage one another,