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
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Thank you Lia, this is such a great idea. I found my pumpkins at Michael’s and they are perfect for the project. I found leaves at Wal Mart and now it is time to move this project along. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. Love your site it is so fun to use and also to lean new things.
How great! Thank you for your kind words, we’re so happy you’re enjoying the site!
We can’t wait to see what you create!
How great! Thank you for your kind words, we’re so happy you’re enjoying the site.
We can’t wait to see what you create!
These are sooo cute! Can’t wait to make them this season!
Thanks we love them to!
How much fabric should I buy to cover a pumpkin this size?
Half a yard should work!
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Try the foamy pumpkins from Dollar Tree, they are orange but you are covering them up.
Great suggestion 🙂
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I have been to 6 Wal-Marts, no such pumpkins. Store employees have never seen them. Is there any place else that carries the?
Thanks for sharing the velvet tutorial.
Oh no! You should try a craft store (Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby)– but maybe give them a call first and see if they carry pumpkin forms (we used foam, but have also seen paper mache and pastic pumpkins that would work, too).
Omg! I just love these. ? Going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing. you’re so sweet!
So glad you like it!
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What a fantastic idea. I have been trying to use up my collection of odds and ends of fabrics that have been stored away for years. I checked and I must have at least 9 different colours of velvet! I will be off to buy the foam pumpkins tomorrow. Thanks for a great idea and tutorial.
Fun, cannot wait to see how it turns out:-)
I don’t see the need to have to enter the user and password when you get the emails from you. I have so many passwords from work that I can’t remember them all and then to enjoy your items I have another one to remember. I have it wrote down at home, but right now I’m not at home. Any suggestions?
You have som downloads that I would like to have. You are very talented and I want to thank you for sharing your ideas!!
Haha, I know the feeling of too many passwords:-) Luckily there is a forgotten password link for people like us. If you need additional help please contact us at email@example.com Happy crafting!!
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sweet idea! love velvet.
I know, me too. And I don’t use it often enough;-)
Where do you get the foam pumpkins?
I am told Walmart has them.
Online @ amazon . I searched for Styrofoam pumpkins and found these perfect white foam pumpkins. Size 6.75in * 17.14 hobby craft items. Maybe a bit expensive but plan to use them yearly all thru Fall, Thanksgiving and maybe Christmas! Hope this helps.
Thanks for the tip!
I fell in love with velvet pumpkins at a store yesterday, but they were $25 for a tiny size up to $50 for a larger size. This tutorial is just what I have been hoping to find! Thank you!
Yay! Great to hear. I am planning to make more.
I have not been able to find the pumpkin styrofoam form where are they available?
Thank you…beautiful velvet!
Try Walmart. According to FloraCraft they all carry them.
Can you provide a link to the pumpkin form? Not seeing it on the FloraCraft website.
I can not find them online, but I am told by FloraCraft that they are available at Walmart.
Gorgeous, Lia! I just love this! Thank you.
thank you so much:-)