We always look forward to seeing what is in our monthly goodie box from our friends at FloraCraft and this October we were delighted to find all kinds of foam heads in spooky shapes as well as a pretty pumpkin form. Though the scary heads were tempting, we were ready to move on from our Halloween crafts frenzy and create something that we could use to decorate the studio throughout the Fall holidays. Check out more Fall DIY projects here.
For this pumpkin, I was ready to try something with texture, and stretch velvet was the first thing that popped into my mind. You can purchase velvet in any number of colors and I loved this coral color for my project. Use sharp scissors to cut a large circle of fabric – pull up the edges to make sure that it fits into the top center of your foam ball before you cut. If your fabric is very crinkled, give it a quick press with the iron before you start.
Building your pumpkin
The stem of the foam pumpkin must be removed to cover the pumpkin in your velvet fabric. Use a sharp knife to remove this before you start anything else. You can then use a toothpick to secure the stem back in place once the pumpkin is covered. Carving out a little the foam under the stem to make room for the bunched fabric, then the pumpkin is easy to transform into a luxe looking centerpiece. Gather your materials, then simply follow the steps below in the tutorial to make today. You can also download the felt leaf pattern at the end of the post if you wanted to add that little detail as well. Enjoy! ~ Lia