Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

velvet fabric pumpkins

DIY these plush Velvet Pumpkins -- it takes just a little hand-stitching and stuffing to make your own gorgeous gourds! Check out our instructions to add a bit of this sophisticated softness to your own fall décor.
Step 1

Project Note: You will need to make your stems in advance, as they take at least 24 hours to dry. 

Soften a piece of Creative Paperclay® in your hands by kneading it, then shape it into a stem. Make sure the stem’s base is large enough to cover any opening on top of your pumpkin. Let the clay dry for about 24 hours.

TIP: Dip your fingers into a bit of water, then use them to smooth the clay as you form the stem shape.

Step 2
Apply a coat of paint to your pumpkin stem and let it dry. Add a second coat if you’d like more coverage, then let that dry, too.
Step 3

To make your pumpkin, cut a circle out of each of your fabrics to make the pumpkins. Keep in mind that the size of your circle will determine the size of your pumpkin.

TIP: For example, 13" (in diameter) a circle was cut to make the small pumpkin in this project and a 24" (in diameter) circle was cut to make the large pumpkin.

Step 4
Time to sew! Thread your needle and sew a running stitch all the way around the fabric circle, about ¼" from the edge. Pull the thread to gather the fabric as tightly as possible, but don’t tie off your thread just yet! Open the gathered edges a bit so you’re ready to stuff the pumpkin.
Step 5

Pour some of the weighted pellets into the pumpkin’s opening, then fill the rest of it with fiberfill. Once the pumpkin’s stuffed to your liking, pull the thread as tight as possible to close the opening. Tie off the thread to secure your stitches. Shape your pumpkin by moving the fiberfill around until you have the shape you want.

TIP: You may not be able to gather the thread as tightly as you want when working on the larger pumpkin. In this case, you can always sew the top shut after gathering it.

Step 6
It's time to add your stem! Hot glue your stem to the top of the pumpkin, covering the opening.

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