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What are you thankful for? We’re thankful that our friends at Beijos Events made these gorgeous velvet pumpkins with Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue! These charming pumpkins are a great addition to any tablescape, so get ready to learn how to make velvet pumpkins for a picture-perfect dinner this Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving too)!
If you choose to paint your pumpkin stems, apply several light coats of COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint until desired coverage is reached. Set aside and allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, trace your bowl onto velvet fabric to use as a pattern and cut accordingly.
Thread your needle with thick thread and stitch around the cut edge of the fabric, approximately 1/4" apart. As you’re stitching, pull the thread through, creating a gather. Leave extra thread at the end so that you can tie the pumpkin closed later.
Fill your pumpkin with rice on the bottom. The rice acts as a weight to keep your pumpkin upright!
Add the polyester packing fiber on top of the rice. Fill the fabric to the brim with the packing fiber and push it around until you get a round, pumpkin-like shape, cinching as needed.
When you’ve reached your desired shape, cinch the thread and secure the opening with a knot.
Glue your pumpkin stems to the center with Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Press and hold until the stem is secure, then allow to dry fully for at least 35 minutes.
Your velvet pumpkins are now complete! Add a personalized nametag to each pumpkin to use them as a place card or use them as an accent piece for your tablescape spread.