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How to Make Crazy Easy Velvet Pumpkins in 15 Minutes (or Less)

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Learn how to make a super easy no-sew DIY velvet pumpkins for fall in this step by step tutorial!

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It’s pumpkin season! I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year.

If you’re looking for some quick DIY fall decor ideas, you have to try this simple DIY no-sew velvet pumpkin project. It takes no time to make (you could probably make several in an hour) and these pumpkins are just so cute!

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One great thing about this craft project is you can use up some of those cardboard toilet paper rolls you most likely have laying around after the nightmare that has been 2020.

Not only are these pumpkins absolutely adorable on your mantle, but you’re recycling, too. Win-win!

For my pumpkins, I used some lovely rust colored stretch velvet that I got a few months ago with the intent to make a cute headband. I still have plenty left for the headband, I’m sure you’ll see the tutorial for that in the near future!

If you want, you could use a different color of velvet, or make a variety of fabric pumpkins. Feel free to get creative!

Supplies You’ll Need to Make DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial

Step 1: Cut the fabric into a circle

You’ll want to start with a 19″ x 19″ square of stretch velvet.

Fold it in half, and then in half again (into quarters) and make sure it’s lined up nice and straight.

Now you’re going to cut an arc shape from one corner to the opposite corner.

Be sure you’re cutting the side opposite of where the center of the fabric is. In the picture above, the center of the fabric is in the bottom left hand corner, and I’m cutting opposite of that, from the bottom right to the top left corner.

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Step 2: Add the tube and stuffing

add the poly fil stuffing and the cardboard tube to the center of the velvet circle

Cut your toilet paper roll in half (save one half for another pumpkin).

Unfold the circle of fabric and lay it out on your work surface wrong side up. Then place the half toilet paper tube in the center of the circle.

Grab a few handfuls of Poly Fil stuffing and place it evenly around the tube. It’ll squish down quite a bit so add enough that it’s about twice as big as your desired finished pumpkin size.

Step 3: Form the pumpkin

To form the pumpkin shape, grab the fabric on either side, pull it up and over the stuffing, and stuff it down into the tube.

At first this will be a little tricky, but just keep going around and stuffing the fabric in the tube while holding it with your other hand. After a few stuffs it’ll start to stay put on it’s own.

If you get it all stuffed but you need to adjust one side, use the end of a crochet hook or a pencil to poke it all down into place.

Step 4: Add the stem

To add the stem, put a generous amount of craft glue on the end of the stick.

Then push and twist it down into the center of the pumpkin. Hold it in place for a minute or so and then it should be good to go!

Done!

velvet fabric pumpkin

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial for DIY no-sew velvet pumpkins! If you make some of your own, please share a picture on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth. I love seeing your creations, it makes my day!

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

velvet fabric pumpkin

Learn how to make a super easy DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkin to decorate your mantle this fall in this step by step tutorial!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. Fold the square of fabric in quarters. Then cut it in an arc shape to make an almost perfect circle.
  2. Lay the circle of velvet fabric out on your work space wrong side up. Place half of a cardboard toilet paper roll in the center of the circle. Then, add handfuls of Poly Fil stuffing evenly around the tube.
  3. Grab opposite sides of the circle, wrap the fabric up and over the stuffing and begin stuffing it down into the center of the tube. Go all the way around the circle and keep stuffing until it's all secured and in the shape of a pumpkin.
  4. Add a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the stick and push it down into the center of the tube. Twist it and hold it in place to dry for a few seconds.
  5. Done!

Notes

Feel free to use another color of velvet for this project! There are lots of pretty colors of stretch velvet you could try.

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