For those of you wondering how we made the pumpkins at craft club,
here is the knock off velvet pumpkin tutorial..
This blog is all about finding ways to beautify the home and do things for less.
Crafting and DIY projects help many of us accomplish that beautification goal
while staying budget minded…
For those of you who LOVE the look of velvet pumpkins
but the price is out of reach…. this tutorial is for you. If you can swing the
cost of the originals click here. They offer many colors and sizes plus they are
just plain awesome!!!!
1 Stitch all the way around the circle with quilting thread doubled.
(Be sure to make the knot really large so it doesn’t pull through when
you draw the thread tight.
2 Add 1/2 cup beans and stuff with Premium Polyfill.
3. Tuck all the salvage edges down in the center.
4. Stitch back and forth in a zig zag pattern and pull together
to close hole.
Keep drawing the thread to totally close the hole and knot the
thread really well to keep it closed..
5. Hot glue a real stem on the top…pushing down
while holding for a bit until dry.
** Try and gather stems before they are gone for the season.
We went to a pumpkin patch that was closed down for the year and
they let us get stems for free. You can snag stems from pumpkins that
are at the curb for garbage pick up.
This is probably a little easier for those in the north…
They might all be gone down south.
Tips I’ve learned:
Stems: Get all the pumpkin meat off of the stem and let it dry
out for the day.I put mine in a bleach water solution and let
them soak for an hour to kill any mold…Then I washed them
with soap and water and towel dried. Next.. I put them on a
cookie sheet and basically dehydrated them in the oven
at 150 degrees for a few hours to totally dry them out..
This might all seem like over kill, but I wanted to kill any
mold and prevent future mold….if possible.
I ordered stretch velvet from these 2 places. Stretch velvet
is the easiest to work with and is most like the