I have seen these little velvet punkins everywhere and decided to whip up a few...I am lazy when it comes to crafting so the easier the better and let me tell ya this is the easiest DIY ever! I found this gold velvet fabric at a garage sale a year or so ago for like $2.00 or $3.00 so I dug it out of my pile of scraps and made some.
I pulled the threads to gather up all the fabric and left a pretty big opening.
The second way I made them is the NO SEW way! Take your square of fabric grab some batting...plop it in the middle and gather up the fabric and cinch it with a rubber band! Add ribbon or raffia. The punkin pictured on the left is the no sew and the one on the right is the sewn one (I used a little bit bigger piece of fabric so it made a larger Punkin).