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Thanksgiving Holiday Velvet Pumpkin How-To. First here are some example plush pumpkins. Tutorial to follow.

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Just love this color of orange and the “curled” pumpkin stem.

 

 

 

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Beautiful colored velvet pumpkins.

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Soft tan velvet pumpkin.

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Brown, green and orange in combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 1: Gather pumpkin stems. Using real pumpkins stems adds authenticity to these pumpkins and they are so gorgeous! Find pumpkins at your local pumpkin patch, vegetable stand or grocery store! Stems need to be completely dried, so leave them in a dry, warm place for a week or so.
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Step 3: Thread a long needle with  a heavy thread that matches your velvet.
Make a running stitch 1/4 to 1/2  inch from the edge of the velvet all the way around the circle.
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Step 4: Gather the thread and pull the pumpkin top together. Leaving enough room to fill.
IMG_5455Step 5: You can fill your pumpkin, with Fiberfill, beans, rice or poly fiber beads. I found using a harder fill (beans and rice) in combination with the softer fiberfill works the best.The poly fiber beads worked well on their own. Try using a kitchen funnel to fill the pumpkin.
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Step 6: Once the pumpkin is filled to your liking, sew the opening close, gathering the velvet together and stitching tightly, allowing gathers to form.

 

IMG_9718aStep 7: Sew opening securely together. Criss crossing thread over opening in fabric.
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Step 9: Find the perfect position for the stem on the pumpkin BEFORE you glue it down.
Put a big drop of E-6000 glue in the center of the sewn top of the pumpkin as well as on the stem. Afix stem to the pumpkin. Hold for a minute or 2. Set aside and let completely dry.
Step 10: Enjoy your pretty posh velvet pumpkins! Here are some more examples of some beautiful velvet pumpkins.
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Wedding Cakes for Fall

Browse through some wedding cakes for fall, some elegant, some full of whimsey, all in the glorious  colors of autumn. All photos taken from Pinterest or directly from the web, I make no claim to the photos and have provided the link to the web where possible. Enjoy!

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White three tier wedding cake decorated for fall with the oh so popular succulent plants. See more at www.flickr.com/photos/mycakebyalessandra.

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Cream colored smoothly iced cake topped with wine rose petals and ribbon. http://www.lilyrosecakes.com.

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Stunning square cake decorated with orange and white lilies, roses, and carnations. Visit scarsdale.everythinglulu.com.

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Ivory and brown piping with chocolate fondant bows, center jewels, and ivory icing swirls. http://www.flickr.com/photos/designercakesbyapril.

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Double layer chocolate wedding cake topped with orange sugar roses for an autumn wedding. http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/fall-wedding-cake.

 

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“Top Hat” wedding cake decorated with leaves for fall. Visit www.flickr.com beauty by Alliance Bakery.

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Tiered wedding cake with rolled white chocolate ‘cigarettes’ around the sides. Fresh flowers and grapes. www.flickr.com.

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White wedding cake trimmed with brown frosting ribbon and chartreuse flowers. http://luvandido.com.

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Fun and funky wedding cake. http://www.carriescakes.com.

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Snow covered pinecones and trigs top an autumn cake. http://myinspiredwedding.com.

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Fall Garden Decor

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http://www.bhg.com/halloween/outdoor-decorations/pretty-front-entry-decorating-ideas-for-fall/#page=1

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http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/fall-decorating-ideas-00417000079843/page52.html

Take a look at this post I have included many great ideas for fall decorating, and each picture has the website where I found the picture. Enjoy this post and enjoy your fall decorating!

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http://www.familyholiday.net/43-amazing-white-fall-decor-ideas

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http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/holidays

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http://furniture.trendzona.com/decoration-2/fall-decoration-centerpieces.html

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http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/841069/fall-decorating-ideas-for-your-fireplace-mantel

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http://www.trendytree.com/image-gallery/2013-raz-fall-decorating-ideas

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http://eisymorgan.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-decor-ideas.html

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http://www.marthastewart.com/275172/fall-harvest-decorating#276216

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http://www.bhg.com/halloween/outdoor-decorations/pretty-front-entry-decorating-ideas-for-fall/#page=1

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Halloween Pumpkins

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Lace covered white (or orange) covered pumpkin. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating/

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Lace and velvet pumpkin. See more @ www.vintagewithlaces.

 Halloween Pumpkins : Below you will find some unique ideas for decoration pumpkins this Halloween season. Trick or Treat?

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Candy corn pumpkins. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Pumpkin painted white and dressed up with a sequined spider web. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Boo in buttons. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Glitter pumpkin topiary. See more @ www.adiamondinthestuff.com.

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Embellished black cat and bat. See more @ www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating.

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Pumpkin decorated with vintage door knob as the stem. See more @ findinghomeonline.com/vintage-doorknob-pumpkins.

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