How to Use Velvet Pumpkins in a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Do you love those beautiful, luxurious velvet pumpkins that look amazing where ever you put them? Learn how to use velvet pumpkins in a Thanksgiving centerpiece with DIY velvet pumpkins! This Thanksgiving centerpiece with velvet pumpkins will be the talk of your family gathering, fall dinner party, or friendsgiving!
HOW TO USE VELVET PUMPKINS in a THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE
Velvet pumpkins with real stems are all the rage this time of year.
Last year, my sister didn’t quite understand all the hub-bub, until she saw those lovely, velvety gourds in person… and then she was hooked!
You, too? Yeah, same here!
Last year, I came up with a detailed, yet easy tutorial on just how to make DIY velvet pumpkins like the designer ones you see all over the place. But you can make them for under $4.00! (That’s four dollars… NOT four HUNDRED dollars!)
The velvet pumpkins from last year are in the coastal colors that I love so much! However, my sister is more of an ‘autumnal’ gal. You know, sage-colored sofas, rust/ivory/sage rugs, warm-toned wood furniture. You get the idea.
So when DeeDee asked if I could
‘help’ her make some velvet pumpkins in traditional fall colors, I said, “Sure… As long as I can use them for a post on My Wee Abode!” 😉
Well, that was a no-brainer!
If you want to make your own velvet pumpkins, here’s the easy step-by-step instructions.
Lots of Fall Color DIY Velvet Pumpkins
Remember, you can easily learn how to make your own gorgeous velvet pumpkins with real stems HERE.
The first pumpkins were created with ivory and forest green velvet.
These were the first warm-toned velvet pumpkins we made. And, yep, those are real stems!
Then we decided to create one in a dusty cocoa brown… It looks more orange on my monitor, but it’s brown. What does it look like on your screen?
Next we added some gold velvet pumpkins. We really were ‘pumpkin-out’ those fall colors! (So corny!)
And for the last color, we did a giant diy velvet pumpkin in a deep orange crushed panne velvet!
Then we put them all together…
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Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Velvet Pumpkins
Putting the Thanksgiving centerpiece together took just a few steps and some extra faux florals.
What You Will Need
- Pedestal bowl (I made mine by adding a wooden candlestick to the bottom of a thrifted wooden bowl, then I whitewashed it)
- Filler Straw
- Faux eucalyptus, acorns, white sunflowers, thistles, or whatever your heart desires!
- And, of course, velvet pumpkins
Putting the centerpiece together is quite easy:
- To elevate the large green pumpkin, I place a small fruit bowl, upside-down, in the pedestal bowl.
- Add your straw over the fruit bowl and inside the entire pedestal bowl.
- Add your pumpkins. Try to stick to the ‘odd-number’ rule… I used 3 pumpkins.
- Insert your additional faux florals to fill the space. I also used some faux berries.
- Place some straw on the table and add a diy velvet pumpkin or three as shown, and throw in a few acorns.
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A couple of white sunflowers brightened up the fall colors, yet were still neutral enough to coordinate with the warm tones.
Adding a purple thistle (or three) added a little unexpected pop of color and texture.
The sweet little acorns added a wonderful fall ‘nod’ to this Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Want more ideas for simple fall decor? Click HERE.
Now It’s Your Turn
So, which do you like the best? The coastal DIY velvet pumpkins, or these fall colored velvet pumpkins? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Whichever ones you like, I hope you enjoyed this “tour” and quick tutorial on how to use velvet pumpkins in a Thanksgiving centerpiece. (I know my sister did!)
Oh, and remember, the full tutorial with the list of supplies and my special trick for how to make diy velvet pumpkins with real stems is HERE.
I pinned your tutorial. Thanks. I like the softer side of pumpkins, always have. It works with my French decor.
Your sister must be very happy. Such a great sister to make these for her.
Thanks for the pin, Cindy! Yes, she was glad to get these this year!
Do I have to pick? I use both thought my inclination usually is toward traditional colors.
Thanks, Linda! I agree, I love all the velvet pumpkins!
This is awesome! Well done mom!
Thanks, son… I appreciate you visiting!
Oh my GOSH! I love the forest green and ivory pumpkins in that first photo. They look GORGEOUS together! Really, I love all of these velvet pumpkins. I’m definitely a fan of this color scheme, too. Personally, I’d probably use these more than the coastal ones given the wall colors in my home. Oooh, I want some!
I think you need some navy blue ones! 😉 Maybe some dusty blue and gray, and ivory, and…. LOL!
I love the rich colors! Warm tones are my favorite for decorating. Thanks for the beautiful post.
Oh, I’m glad you like them! Maybe we need to do these for a craft for the Ladies’ ministries?! 😉
Julie I love your velvet pumpkins and the pedestal center piece is so pretty.
Thanks, Sonya! That pedestal was fun to create, too! And, well of course, the pumpkins!
I love the pumpkins that you made using autumnal colors. They make a gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece for your sister’s table.
Thanks, Paula… I definitely had fun making these fall colored pumpkins!
Julie! This is absolutely gorgeous!! And, I LOVE the warm tones of the pumpkins. Well done, my friend! Pinned the whole thing!
Thanks, Holly! Yes, I would have guessed warm tones for you! 😉 Hugs, my friend, and thanks for the pin!
Julie, I adore these velvet pumpkins!! They look amazing on your table!! Happy Halloween week and happy day!
Thank you, KariAnne! My sister is very happy with them! Have a wonderful week!
Great photos your photography is amazing!
Oh, you made my day… Photography is the hardest part of blogging, besides SEO. I’m still learning, but thankful when my peers encourage me! Hugs!
Julie, Your photography is fabulous on this post!!! Love this helpful DIY!
Oh, thanks, Nell… that really means so much to me! Photography is a real challenge for me, but I’m hating it less and less. 😉
I’m the sister and I love them!! I’ve been moving and rearranging them in all kinds of fun ways throughout my dining area!
Indeed, Julie did the work!! I am not the artsy one in our family for sure! Thanks, sis❣️
You are so funny… you definitely were a great assistant… Those tangled threads I did were a bear! Love you!
There’s just something about velvet that always makes me go weak at the knees. It’s such a luxurious fabric and the way the light catches it makes it look alive. Love your pumpkins you made for your sis Julie and that one does look more orangy brown on my screen.
I couldn’t agree with your more, Michelle! Love me some velvet! Hugs!
Lucky sister! They are ALL gorgeous, and your styling is spot on, Julie! I’m loving the velvet pumpkin trend…I may need to make some to mix with my mercury glass ones…I think the texture contrast would work so well!
Oooo, I think that would be very fun… maybe add some feathers to glam them up with the mercury glass! *runs to buy feathers*
I’ve been wanting to either make some velvet pumpkins or purchase some, yet I wasn’t sure where or what to do with them. I love this tutorial, thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks, Carrie! You be sure to show me if you make them!
Those are all wonderful Julie – I love those deep tones just as much as the coastal ones! Sounds like you had fun, your son approves, and your sister is happy – you can’t beat that! 🙂 Thanks for the excellent pumpkin tutorial and the centerpiece tips too!
Yes on all accounts, Barbara. 😉 You are a gem!
Julie, your DIY pumpkins are beautiful and I love the way that you styled them. I am an autumn girl and love all the warm tones!
Thank you, Pam! Your encouragement means so much, really! I definitely used more warm tones this year at MWA, too!
Very beautiful! I like how you added the extra greenery and made the pedestal, too! It all looks perfect together!
Thanks, Lauren! It was fun to create!
Julie, these pumpkins are beautiful! I have to say that I’m partial to the rich Autumn colors…the green one is my favorite! Great job styling the centerpiece. I agree with everyone that your photos look great 🙂 Pinned!
Yes, Crissy likes that green one, too! LOL! It is very pretty! And thanks for the encouragement. Photography is tricky!
They are so beautiful! I love velvet, especially green velvet!!
It seems that green one is a fave with a lot of people… I think it’s kinda gorgeous, too! Thanks, Kristin! So happy to see you at MWA!
Julie I am in amazement over your table. I love the pumpkins and the colors they are. So pretty. Happy Thanksgiving!
Well, thank you, Terrie… that means a lot!
Julie this is absolutely gorgeous! That green velvet pumpkin might be the prettiest one I have ever seen a (Green is my favorite color and green velvet is my favorite textile!)
I am so happy to feature you ar All About Home this week. Happy November!
Well, aren’t you just so generous! Thank you, sweet friend! #blessed
I love your velvet pumpkins. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2019/11/thursday-favorite-things.html
Thank you, sweet Bev! I always am blessed to be featured at TFT!
Julie, you’ve done it again! Your velvet pumpkins are just beautiful, and now this centerpiece is absolutely stunning! I’ve pinned this to my Thanksgiving board; thank you for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
You are so sweet! Thank you, Richella, for featuring my centerpiece. You and your party are true blessings!
Lovely pumpkins, in all colors, though I’m partial to the deep autumnal shades. It’s the stems that really add that certain something! And the styling of course!
Hehe… those real stems are fun, aren’t they? And pretty affordable, too!
I love the velvet pumpkins !!! They are the cutest. We’d love for you to share your post with us at Meraki Link Party at Doodle Buddies. The party is from Monday thru till Thursday. https://doodlebuddies.net/2020/11/02/meraki-link-party-12/
Thanks, Naush.. I’ll be sure to visit!
These are so pretty! I’ve been seeing velvet pumpkins all over in stores, and I love that you showed how to make them!
Oh, thanks, Danielle. Yes, velvet pumpkins are a hot item, for sure!
I don’t think you can go wrong with either color scheme, but these are so rich looking in the deep green and orange! And I love the pedestal bowl you made – elevating parts of a centerpiece with pedestals always makes such a difference!
Thanks, Janet. I love both color schemes too… and even more! I just found a resource for silk velvet that I’m trying out. We’ll see how that goes!
That green velvet is so incredible! I just love green! Your table is lovely! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family!
Thanks, Jennifer! They were fun to make for my sister’s table… she likes the warm tones. I have a new project (or two?) coming with more velvet… soon!
Love your velvet pumpkins. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/10/thursday-favorite-things-party_0406804025.html
Thank you so much, Bev! Always blessed being featured at TFT!
You know I love your velvet pumpkins, Julie! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂
Thank you, dear friend! Hope you are doing well!
These are so pretty, Julie, and I love how you arranged it all!
Thank you so much, Pam! It was such a blessing to put it together!
P.S. This will be one of my features at TFT tomorrow! 🙂
Thank you, again, Pam! Hugs!