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Friday, November 16, 2012

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

In my previous post, I mentioned that I did a centerpiece of paper pumpkins... and here it is!
Supplies: patterned paper (Imaginisce); die and die cutting machine (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft); brads (Imaginisce, Doodlebug); hole punch (Crop-a-Dile by Imaginisce)

I had seen these simple paper pumpkins around the paper crafting world a few times, and thought I'd try my hand at them.  It was so easy!  I don't have a picture or video tutorial, but here's the basic idea:
~Cut paper strips (the longer the strip, the larger the pumpkin).  My large pumpkin was 12 12" long strips that were 1" wide.  The small pumpkins had 12 strips that were 3/4" wide and 8" long.
~Punch a hole at each end of the strips. 
~Stack the strips and put a brad through the holes on either end of the stack of strips.
~ Fan the  strips out.  Doing this makes the pumpkin shape.
~For the stem- cut a strip of paper. Loosely roll up and adhere so it doesn't unroll.  Attach to the top of the pumpkin with a pop dot on the brad.
~Die cut leaves and adhere.  
~Add curly tendrils made of paper or wire, if you'd like.

 I added a leaf garland and put my pumpkins on a clear glass footed serving dish.  I think it's cute!  What do you think?

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