Still Time To Be Crafty – real pumpkin stems

by Sherry
Living with my dad I found I really missed the little craft projects I was always working on at home.   Off to JoAnne’s for velvet fabric and to Walmart for the little pumpkins.  The two larger ones are from the dollar tree.
I just cut a hole in the top of each pumpkin and scraped out some of the Styrofoam.  The fabric was tucked into the pumpkins and finished off with spray painted stems.  I would have loved to have real pumpkin stems but there are no pumpkin patches anywhere near here.
They were soooo easy to make with no sewing or hot glue required.
I am rather envious because Steve is home in Richmond enjoying the Fall weather and leaves turning.  There is not a sign of Fall here in central Florida! It is still 90+ degrees and humid as can be.  I haven’t seen much in the way of Fall decorating either.  I went to a large craft show Saturday and can you believe there was not a single velvet pumpkin?
I hope to see you at this weeks Open House party.
Take care and have a great week.

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Ann from On Sutton Place October 8, 2012 - 7:48 pm

We just returned from a wedding in Sarasota and it was so dang hot! I was happy to get home to Ohio where there's a nip in the air. Your pumpkins are fabulous. Velvet is always perfect! Hope all is well with your dad.

At The Picket Fence October 8, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Those are absolutely beautiful Sherry and I love how you have them all piled together! 🙂

Judy October 8, 2012 - 8:41 pm

i've been seeing a lot of the velvet pumpkins around but some of the sites that sell them are waayy out of my price range! i love how you came up with such a budget friendly idea and they look beautiful…i might have to try my hand at making some for myself!

we are having beautiful weather here in central alabama…maybe it will make its way down to you in florida soon!

Anne October 8, 2012 - 8:58 pm

Sherry those are so sweet! LOVE the colors and how they are all snuggled together in that basket!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions October 8, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Very pretty, Sherry! My hubby is in Florida right now; supposed to be 86 degrees today where he is. We just started getting the cooler weather here this past week and it is wonderful! I've been taking walks enjoying it.

Leann October 8, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Oh Sherry Love these! I always wondered how they were made now I know!



Kelly October 8, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Oh I'm so impressed with this craft! I've admired those pricey velvet pumpkins that I've been seeing around blogland, but this is the first project I've seen where someone made them without sewing. I love them! You're so crafty. Sorry it's so warm there. It will catch up to you I'm sure. We are just now feeling much cooler temps (that require a jacket). Don't know how long it will last though.

summerlandcottagestudio October 8, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Absolutely adorableSherry!
I had to travel to New York for fall weather, it is still in the 80's here, but it was worth it for all the fun inspiration found there!
XoX paulette

Yvonne @ StoneGable October 8, 2012 - 10:05 pm

Sherry, what a great idea! I love velvet pumpkins… they add richness to fall decor.
Please share these at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Link goes live Wednesday evening at 8:00.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR October 8, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Sherry, you made the velvet pumpkins so easy to make! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

[email protected] October 8, 2012 - 11:26 pm

The pumpkins look great, Sherry.

The Polka Dot Closet October 9, 2012 - 3:44 am

Sherry, sometimes a girl just has to get her craft on…I know, I know…Bring on the cool weather already!!


Sarah October 9, 2012 - 4:04 am

Sherry, your velvet pumpkins looks beautiful.
Not much fall decor out in my home as yet, but I do have my velvet pumpkins out. ;-0

It's All Connected October 9, 2012 - 6:33 am

Those are really sweet and making them is a great stress reducer, I'm sure! ~ Maureen

[email protected] October 9, 2012 - 6:43 am

The burgundy pumpkins are gorgeous. I love that colour! For some reasons temperatures don't want to go down here either, even if it's a lot cooler than Florida (I live in Brittany)… And so humidity level is unbearable, so much that I actually wish for some cold!

Ron October 9, 2012 - 12:24 pm

It is finally cooler herein southern LA. The velvet pumpkins are popular in blogland.

Ricki Jill Treleaven October 9, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Your pumpkins are so cute! I like velvet pumpkins. I think your stems look real!

Have a great week!

RIcki Jill

Cynthia October 9, 2012 - 1:31 pm

I love your pumkins and thanks for telling us how it is done. I have a few velvet ones too.


Kim @ La Belle Époque October 9, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Clever easy idea for the sweet pumpkins, Sherry!

The Old Farm Bell October 9, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Hi! Sherry,

The pumpkins you created are just lovely! They look so nice bundled together. Tres joli!

Wow! wish we had a bit of that warm weather right now lol. It's chilly here…brrr! Fall is here in full swing. I do love the colors & beauty the season brings.

Thanks! for sharing. Have a beautiful week!

Blessings & Hugs,

Debbie Booth October 10, 2012 - 3:36 am

HI Sherry what a wonderful project that seems so easy. I love it. Love how pretty they turned out! Great post.

[email protected] Charm October 10, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Now you have given me the velvet pumpkin bug:) Hard to believe that nobody had these beautiful pumpkins for sale…maybe they don't read blogs or magazines..oh well.


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch October 10, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Hope you are doing well. I know it must be difficult to see your father struggling. Crafts do help lift the spirit! Hang in there.

Mary Ann Pickett October 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

How pretty and plush! I used to live in Orlando and thought it was funny how people tried to wear fall clothes in that heat!

Kathy A Delightsome Life October 10, 2012 - 8:51 pm

So happy to join you this week – wonderful features – marvelous party – I do appreciate you hosting,

Designs By Pinky October 15, 2012 - 11:33 pm

I hope you are doing O with your Dad. I KNOW how hard this is. I just LOVE this craft. I have been wanting some of the velvet pumpkins I keep seeing all over blogland but don't sew. This is SO clever. Did you just stuff the stems down in there too? XO, Pinky


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