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.
If you want to add another easy, yet lovely, detail to your table, be sure to print your FREE printable place cards.
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.