Let our step by step tutorial show you how to use minimal supplies & time to create a Halloween pumpkin that is sure to delight. Skill Level: Easy Supplies Needed:
- assortment of Halloween themed scrapbook paper
- chenille stems (AKA pipe cleaners) - I used brown but wish I had gotten black
- double sided tape, glue or other adhesive
- circle cutter, die cut machine OR a circle template and scissors
- leaf or green paper to cut a leaf
2. Sort your paper into stacks for each pumpkin. Layout your pattern in order of your preference 3. Using your circle cutter, die cut machine or circle template (find some here) cut out your circles for your pumpkin. I love my EK Tools Glass Mat & Circle Cutter)
4. Fold your circles in half with the pattern on the inside. Be sure to take note of your pattern as you are folding. Example: if you have a pattern with wording you want to be sure that the fold seam will run lengthwise on your paper.
5. Using your adhesive (glue, double sided tape, etc), glue your first folded pattern to your 2nd folded pattern. Be sure you are gluing the wrong sides of the paper together •• IMPORTANT •• At this point, hold off on gluing the last paper to the first paper until after the next step
6. Before you glue your last 2 pieces (first paper to the last paper) together, use a pair of scissors and cut the bottom off of your papers (be sure to check your patterns before cutting... you don't want to cut off the top and have your patterns upside down). This will ensure that your pumpkin will have a
flat base to sit upon.
7. Now glue your first and last piece together. You should be left with an accordion style looking
8. Fan out your pumpkin and stand it upright. Using a pencil or your finger, wrap the chenille stem (pipe cleaner) around a few times to make a Curly Q. Insert the straight end of the stem down through the center of your pumpkin until the Curly Q rests on the top and trim the excess from the bottom. Add your leaf in the same spot as your stem. You can glue them into place if you'd like.
Voila! Instant, easy & inexpensive Halloween decor. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we'd love to see your version on our Facebook page. Pop on over and share your pics on our page!
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