12 October 2011

Paper Pumpkins

The following post is a re-do of my previous Paper Pumpkins post, that I created for a guest post at Everyday is a Celebration, a blog check in at regularly for ideas and inspiration! All October she is posting awesome Halloween inspiration, make sure you check out the other posts!
These super cute paper pumpkins are a cinch to whip up:

1. Punch or hand cut about 10-12 circles from your patterned paper. I used a 3" punch for my smaller pumpkins, and traced a lid for the larger round one. 
2. Fold your circles in half, making sure that the side that you ultimately want to show is folded in.

3. Coat one side of your folded circle with glue (use a strong, quick drying liquid adhesive like Glossy Accents), then put another folded circle on top.

4. Repeat with remaining circles, until you have a stack of semi circles. Glue the last half circle to the first half circle so that you have your pumpkin shape. 

 5. Cut off about 1/4 of an inch from the bottom of your semi-circle if you want your pumpkin to stand. You can do this before gluing, as in the step-by-step photos above, or all at once at the end, as seen here.

5. I used Stickles (glitter glue) along the edges of one of the pumpkins for a finishing touch. 

6. For the taller pumpkin, I drew the shape on a 6x6 piece of patterned paper. Then, I folded it in half, cut it out out, and used that shape to trace 11 more just like it.  

7. Finally, it's fun to get creative using brads, pipe cleaners, ribbon, and leaves to embellish your pumpkins. I like the way each of mine came out differently!

Thanks for reading! You can see more of my ideas for Halloween here--and I'll be posting more through the month. If you make some paper pumpkins, leave me a link in the comments--I'd love to see them! 

Also, check out Paper Issue's October Linky Party--tons of great Halloween Inspiration to be found there--AND there are prizes!!

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I love your "new" pumpkins!!! That witch paper is so fantastic! I think I need some!! =)