Yes, I have joined the velvet pumpkin craze! They are gorgeous and I wanted some for my very own. The prices for hand crafted velvet pumpkins get pretty expensive so I decided to construct them myself. It was a pleasantly simple and quick process once I found/purchased all of my supplies. If you can cut a circle and thread a needle, you are golden!
Silk velvet (I found mine on eBay. I did use panne crushed velvet for one of my colors and it worked fine. It is just is not as soft as silk velvet and doesn’t have the nice sheen the silk velvet has.
Dried Pumpkins Stems or squash stems. I even used tomato stems for my little pumpkins. Wash them and lay them outside to dry for at least a day .
Beans and/or polyfill The beans help way it down so they sit nicely. I used a combination of both.
Needle and thread
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
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