Monday, November 11, 2013

paper pumpkins v 2.0

 A few years ago I made some 3D paper pumpkins for a fall centerpiece.  They have since made the rounds on Pinterest and taken quite a beating, so I thought it was about time to revisit this fun craft.  This time I used yellow, tan, and brown papers from the We R Memory Keepers Harvest collection to create these paper pumpkins that will sit on our table as a fall centerpiece.  (I shared these on the We R blog last week.)


If you'd like to make some for yourself, here's how:

1. Cut twelve 4 inch circles, twelve 5 inch circles, and twelve 6 inch circles from paper in various shade of yellow, tan, or brown.


2. Fold the circles in half, right sides together, then adhere wrong sides together to form 3D fold out spheres.


3. Trim a little bit off the bottom of the circles so they'll sit flat.


4. Add a stem, some vines, and leaves to embellish the top of the pumpkins.  Cut a 12x1/4 inch strip of green textured cardstock, some maple leaves, and a 2x6 inch strip of brown textured cardstock for each pumpkin.


5. Curl the vine by wrapping the green strip around a pencil or pen.  Create the stem by spritzing the brown paper with water and then twisting and crumpling it into a stem shape.  Add all the embellishments with a hot glue gun.


These pumpkins are great fall table or mantel decor, and you can even involve your kids or grandkids in making them!  Designer tip: try die cutting or punching scallop circles or doily shapes (ie with We R's Mini 8 Punch) to create some extra decorative pumpkins!

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