Autumn Leaves Falling Velvet Fabric Pumpkins Decor & DIY

There are some things I just am so inspired by at fall time. The cooling weather, being able to take long walks & photographing nature with all it’s changing colors. Another thing I love is being able to finally sit down & get to projects I have pinned or eyed for some time, but for one reason or another never got to them. Today’s velvet pumpkins are one of those projects!  I’ll be sharing where to find the diy’s that will have you whipping up your own in less than one hour! Which means you can still add a few to your table or side table decor in no time flat!

Autumn_ Velvet _Pumpkins_Theresa Huse 2013

Yes, I have seen many of these tutorials over the past few years of the lovely fabric pumpkins. Some plucking stems right from the pumpkin patch to use, others using twigs or creating the stem with fabric. Wrapped in ribbons, tied with bows. The tutorials are in abundance as the leaves falling from the trees.

Autumn_Velvet_Pumpkins_ Twigs and Twine_Theresa Huse 2013

These velvet pumpkins are rather easy to make. Not a stitch done on the machine as I used an old pair of my favorite pajamas by cutting sections off & hand gathering tying off the inside a little flip & stuff. You’d never know. Good-bye plush velvet pjs hello plush velvet pumpkins!

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Then gather the top again. Pulling tight but, prior to closing adding the stem pushed deep inside. Stems cut a bit longer than you want them popping out. A tug & a knot, with a burlap colored twine to tie. Then your velvet pumpkins are all set to display or put in a basket with some other goodies as a hostess gift. Like the one I made the other day, that I’ll be adding some to.(Post)

Fall_ Leaves_Theresa Huse 2013

Now I have a bit of autumn on my mantel in a velvet, blue in color, textured with twine I love. Reminding me of the deep blue sky, green leaves turning yellow &  branches getting a bit brittle with age. Waiting to lose all their leaves until spring returns for renewal.

I decided not to make my own. Maybe I will when I make some more, but until then here is a  list a few tutorials just in case you want to add a little autumn magic to your home. Use these diy’s to create yourself a velvet, cotton fabric & maybe even a wood pumpkin or two.

Check out any of these tutorials or visit my Pinterest board for more ideas on uses of fabrics & where you can find some more step by step diy instructions! Happy pumpkin making.

Have you made fabric pumpkins?

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  1. These are gorgeous. Love the color!

  2. These are just lovely! I”m going over to pin them right now! :)
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  3. These are so cool! Seems like they would be pretty easy to make too! Great job! Stopping by from the DBB!

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  4. So sweet Theresa! I love the fabric you choose it looks so cozy! And the rustic stems are perfect!!
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  5. Beautiful! It’s sad but I hardly have any fall decorations. I need to either buy some or take some time to make some.
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    • Hi Tonia, I have a few fall paper banners I made, these pumpkins & 1 project I have yet to share. For being my favorite time of year that equals not much. lol Hope you get a chance to make some seriously doesn’t take any time at all.

  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook ♥
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  7. love your velvet pumpkins – what a great idea! I am a hand knitter and was thinking of knitting a few, but this looks even cuter.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you today! Have a great weekend.

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  9. I love this. It came out so pretty.
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  10. Very lovely. Material is beautiful!!
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