Vintage Velvet Pumpkins

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Vintage Velvet Pumpkins

Give your fall décor a touch of elegance and glamour by creating stuffed velvet and crushed velvet pumpkins. Go all in and set your table with the Fall Burlap and Velvet Table Runner and Thanksgiving Turkey Place Card Party Favor!

Tips:
•We found our velvet and crushed velvet at a fabric store, but you may also find it at flea markets and garage sales.
•To give your pumpkins height, hot glue a cut cardboard toilet paper roll in the center. Pour Poly Pellets into the roll and then add the Poly-Fil around the paper tube to fill.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut a round shape out of velvet and/or crushed velvet. With the heavy duty thread and doll making needle, stitch a running stitch around the edge of the round shape.
  • 2
    When you reach the beginning, pull to gather and then fill with ½ to 1 cup of pellets. Fill the remaining space with small bunches of the Poly-Fil.
  • 3
    Pull both ends of thread and gather the velvet and/or crushed velvet. Sew several stitches connecting the pulled, gathered area in the center. This will hold the top center tight. Tie off thread and secure.
  • 4
    To create your own pumpkin stem, start by choosing the size you want. Then, cut a dowel for the inside form or make a wire form using the paper covered wire. Cut lengths of jute, and then begin to glue the pieces of jute to the center form with Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Place all strands of jute going in the same direction and smooth to a point at the end. Apply Mod Podge to the stem and smooth the jute to hold in place. Add bend in the stems as you apply the Mod Podge. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed.
  • 5
    After the stem is completely dry, hot glue it to the top of the pumpkin to cover the center area.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Several Yards of Assorted Velvet and/or Crushed Velvet Fabric
  • •Darice 3 ply Jute
  • •Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber & Poly Pellets
  • •Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish Matte
  • •Panacea 18 gauge Stem Wire in Brown
  • •Dritz Doll-Making Needle
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowels in Various Sizes & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •Heavy Duty Thread, Cardboard Toilet Paper Roll, Paint Brushes & Sharp Scissors