September 27, 2010

how to tuesday:: velvet pumpkins

It's finally fall weather here in N. Texas! I think it was actually chilly when I woke up this morning. Cool weather just makes me happy. Happy enough to craft!! Check these velvet gourds.


Start off with a circle of velvet, suede or any other light to medium weight fabric.


Using embroidery thread, do a simple running stitch about 1/2" away from the edge.


Pull the threads together, knot them in place, basically making a yo yo.


Fill it with rice or other similiar grain.


Go find the perfect stem for this little dumpling!


Add a little glue to the end of the stem to secure it in the opening.

3 comments:

craftapple said...

Those are SO cute! It's nice when fall comes to Texas, isn't it? And it happened overnight!

Etsy Fort Worth said...

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Etsy Fort Worth said...

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