Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Velvet Pumpkins- The Easy NO SEW Version

Hi My Friends,

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!

I have shared before how I make VELVET PUMPKINS from Thrift Store Prom Dresses.




Now I want to share  another version that's even easier!


To start you will need one or more of these


View Carvable Foam Pumpkins, 4.5 in.
 Hollow carve-able type Styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree.


For me, these pumpkins are ready for a second time around!


They were painted before, but they still looked too much like plain Styrofoam.






So it's time for a  do- over!


I still have SO much pink velvet left over...I'm going to use that!


Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.






Remove the stem. With a dull knife, poke the hole till it's the size of a nickel.







Cut your fabric to about a 20'' circle.



Put your Styrofoam Pumpkin in center of circle.



Use the knife to tuck fabric into opening.



No GLUE needed.






These pumpkins are nice and firm.





Use a glue gun to attach stem.


I like to use real ones.


Wasn't that easy?


You can make a lot of pumpkins with one dress :)








Pumpkins don't have to be orange-












Tell me the truth....You may have a Bridesmaid dress in your closet!


Or maybe you can check with your Mom.


I love sharing with you - Please leave a comment and say hello!

xo Lisa S




72 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at your comment at the end.....I do have a velvet bride's maid's dress in my closet from 1966. It will now become pumpkins! :-)

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    1. Cheryl
      That's awesome! You will be able to make beautiful pumpkins that you will enjoy much more than a dress in the closet. Thanks for sharing with me.
      Xo Lisa S

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  2. They look great! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So nice to meet you, Cap Creations!
      Thank you so much for visiting, You are welcome back anytime. xo Lisa S

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  3. I LOVE these! They look SO easy and that' right up my alley! I'm gonna go velvet hunting right away!

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    1. Thanks Naomi! Yes, these are so easy. Happy hunting for the velvet- blue and burgundy is my favorite.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Awww! These are so cute! And so easy to make too! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Veronica Lee! I loved your sweet comment-
      Thanks for stopping by-
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Super super cute and easy! I love velvet pumpkins, especially in unexpected colors!

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    1. Jenn
      Thank you so much! These are so easy- I'm so glad you visited today!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. These are so pretty! And look pretty easy to make. I'll have to pick up some pumpkins next time I'm at the Dollar Tree. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm visiting from the link up at Wonderful Wednesdays.

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    1. Cathy
      I'm so glad you came over to visit! These pumpkins are so easy you will be very pleased how well they turn out. The Styrofoam shape gives them great pleats.
      Please visit again!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. I love these. Thanks for showing us how easy to make. I think I have some old velvet I could use. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'm so glad I could share my pumpkins with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I LOVE how easy these are! I love the look of velvet pumpkins but they always look like too much work. These are perfect. Pinning! :)
    #creativeinspirationslinky

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    1. Jennifer
      Thank you! You are right, the velvet can be tricky.
      These are so simple and still have the beautiful pleats.
      Thank you for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  9. Absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing with To Grandma's House We Go, I'll be featuring you next week!

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    1. Chas
      I respect your opinion so much :) Thank you so much.I am thrilled to be featured. See you then.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. That is very neat! And so classy and pretty!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  11. These are beautiful, Lisa! I love the colors and texture you chose!

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    1. Thanks Kristi!
      The thick fabrics are a great way to hide the Styrofoam.
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Thanks!
      What a sweet Sheltie-
      Thanks for visiting, xo Lisa S

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  13. Great project, and easy with no major tools and a little glue!

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    1. Sandi
      I love an easy project! So nice to have you visit-
      xo Lisa S

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  14. Your velvet pumpkins are gorgeous! Great tutorial! Thanks for linking up at the #GatheringofFriendsLinkParty 7

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    1. Sylvia
      You are so kind! Thanks-
      Thank you for hosting, I enjoy sharing at your parties.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. This is a great idea to make those boring orange pumpkins look so much better. THanks for sharing it with us at #OMHGWW

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    1. Alice
      I agree. I'm not a big fan of orange. These were so easy to change. Thanks for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  16. You had me at pink velvet, Lisa! Thanks for sharing your pretty pumpkins at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Oh you are so sweet. There is something special about pink velvet. Every little girls' dream- big girls too!
      xo Lisa S

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  17. So very pretty Lisa. I love velvet pumpkins. You have made them easily with no sewing. Thanks for sharing at "Love Your Creativity." Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I'm so glad you stopped by. I appreciate you so much.
      Thank you for hosting. xo Lisa S

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    1. Anita
      So glad you stopped by! I'm on the look out for velvet.
      xo Lisa S

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  19. Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  20. They look great and I like how easy they are!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 2 for All Things Halloween. Shared.

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    1. Dee
      I love easy projects too, and these can't go wrong.
      Thank you so much for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  21. Those look fantastic and sound so easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Happy Fall party. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks Mom of 3,
      They are so easy-and fool proof.
      You are welcome ;) Thank you for hosting. I love seeing all the Fall creations.
      xo Lisa S

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  22. Great idea! Now I want to make some with some flannel scraps from my fabric stash. Thanks for posting the how-to.

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  23. I am digging in my fabric stash this weekend for extra velvet! Great post. Thanks for sharing at TFT!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amber!
      I appreciate your sweet comment
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Mary
      You are so welcome!Thank you for visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  25. So beautiful pumpkins. I love the pink color! Thanks for joining us this month at WeLove2Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

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    1. Irmelin
      It's nice to meet you! Thank you so much.
      I am pleased to get to join you.
      xo Lisa S

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  26. Gorgeous! I recently looked out a velvet bridesmaids dress that my mum had worn in the 60's, it's a beautiful vibrant pink. I'm going to try to adjust it to fit my daughter but if I have no luck then I know now what I'll do with it!

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    1. Julie
      The dress sounds amazing. I hope it works for your daughter. Just keep looking I would keep the dress.
      My daughter was pink, pink, everything pink!
      Have a great week- xo Lisa S

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  27. Genius / ingenious as always. So perfect for so many reasons. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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  28. How clever Lisa and it doesn't get much better than pretty pink velvet pumpkins. So shabby... I love them!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your easy no-sew pumpkins at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Kerryanne
      Thank you! I appreciate you so much.
      They are so pretty in pink. Thank you for hosting, your parties are always so gorgeous.
      xo Lisa S

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  29. What an easy way to create velvet pumpkins, Lisa! Great tutorial and great idea!

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    1. Julie
      Thank you so much! I love an easy fool proof project once in a while. Have a great week. xo Lisa S

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  30. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. Teresa
      You are so welcome. I appreciate you hosting and thanks for the pin.
      xo Lisa S

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  31. Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, lovely pumpkins wow Hugs TErry xxx (DT)
    https://welove2create.blogspot.com/

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    1. Terry
      It's nice to meet you! Thanks for the visit.
      Stop by again, xo Lisa S

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  32. I can sew, but not that well, so this kind of craft always makes me so happy! Your Velvet Pumpkins look beauutiful, Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a lovely week!

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    1. April
      It's always a pleasure to have you visit. Thank you for hosting. I love an easy project and these are fool-proof.
      Have a great week- xo Lisa S

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  33. I have featured your post this week on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Swing by and grab your badge, and thanks so much for sharing! This is awesome and I can't wait to make some for myself as soon as I find some velvet at the thrift store! :-)

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    1. Tamara
      That's awesome! Thank you for the feature :)
      It's fun to hunt for velvet in the wild! I hope you find some beautiful colors. Have a wonderful week- I appreciate the visit- xo Lisa S

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  34. LOVE THESE PUMPKINS! So simple, but so elegant. Thanks for sharing at last week's RTT Party. You have been featured this week. Can't wait to see what you have to share with us this week. xo
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    1. Jodi
      What a sweet comment! I am thrilled to be featured.
      It's so wonderful to be able to join the party. Thank you for hosting, You do a fantastic job :)
      xo Lisa S

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  35. These are so cute! I bet they would be adorable with some scrap fabric too :)
    Thanks so much for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! I can't wait to see what you are up to this week!

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    1. Hi Lisa
      Thank you! You are so right, I want to make some with plaid flannel- You are so sweet! Have an awesome week my friend. xo Lisa S

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