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Does scooping guts out of pumpkins gross you out? Do you want to celebrate the autumn season without getting all gooey? Then velvet pumpkins are the solution for you.
This chic design trend is all the rage this fall, and for good reason. Velvet pumpkins are a sophisticated answer for those who cringe at the muss and fuss of lugging dirty pumpkins inside from the pumpkin patch and hacking them open with those little knives that just never seem to cut right.
“For autumn-inspired décor, I love velvet pumpkins which display nicely on the kitchen window sill or make a stunning centerpiece,” decor expert Katie Harnetiaux of Amazon Handmade told Real Simple about the velvet pumpkin trend. “Right now bold primaries are at the forefront: rusty reds, deep olive greens and burnt oranges. And with the resurgence of velvet as a texture, these pumpkins complement and elevate any home design aesthetic.”
You can find velvet pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes on Amazon and other stores. This set of three velvet pumpkins, in beautiful hues inspired by autumn, is available for $32.99 plus shipping.
This rich jewel-toned purple pumpkin from Opalhouse costs just $7.99 at Target.
Esty also offers a plethora of velvet pumpkin options, whether your style is glittery, rustic, coastal or somewhere in between.
Check out these enchanting velvet pumpkins from Etsy seller MagicDollsAnny. These super-glam pumpkins will lend sparkle to every fall occasion. A set of three costs $55 and you can find other color options, too.
This trend is pretty versatile, so you don’t just have to plop pumpkins down on a table if your aesthetic eschews clutter.
Consider this adorable Velvet Pickstitch Pumpkin Pillow Cover from Pottery Barn. It will take you from Halloween right into Thanksgiving, and it’s a classic yet modern way to enjoy this new velvet pumpkin trend. It costs $52-55 depending on which of two sizes you prefer.
You might also opt to play with the combo of velvet and pumpkin, even if you don’t want an actual velvet pumpkin.
For example, this wreath from Etsy seller WillowandRoseFlorals combines the luxury of ribbons, bows and pink- and red-hued velvet roses with a gorgeous sparkly pumpkin in a rich jewel tone. The combination is breathtaking! This amazing door or wall decoration costs $178.
This also offers inspiration for DIY-ers — just think of the possibilities! You could simply tie a velvet ribbon around your pumpkins on the front porch or even create your own mini velvet rose and pumpkin wreath!
You could also find tutorials online for making your own velvet pumpkins, like this one at She Holds Dearly. It uses a real dried pumpkin or squash stem, velvet fabric and beans or rice to fill the inside. It also requires a bit of sewing, but it’s an easy task.
Will you jump on the velvet pumpkin bandwagon this year and add some texture to your season? We can’t wait to see!
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