The Great Pumpkin Part 4
fall decor,  Pumpkin decor

The Great Pumpkin Part 4

Today I’m sharing with you The Great Pumpkin Part 4. It’s also the last great pumpkin post. Now, I’m not saying that I won’t post more pumpkins. I do seem to have pumpkins on my mind this year. A lot!

Pumpkins

Today’s great pumpkin is one that anyone can do. In fact, it would be a great craft project for kids and for those scrapbookers that have a ton of paper hoarded on the craft room. Come on, you know that you do. Or is that just me?  Anyway, The Great Pumpkin part 4 is a demo on how to make paper pumpkins!

craft supplies

Here’s what you will need:

Double sided scrapbook paper 5 -10 sheets

Template, I found mine here

scissors

Glue – Elmers school glue

Hot glue gun

Binder clips

paper craft

First, print off your pattern and cut it out.

I find that it’s helpful to use a heavier paper like card stock, as it makes it easier to trace around.

Once you have your pattern, lay it out onto a piece of paper and trace around it.

Because I’m lazy, I usually stack 3 -5 pieces of paper and cut around my pattern.

You will need 20 pumpkins.

Next, fold each pumpkin in half, then stack them on top of each other making sure that you line up the folded edge.

Place binders on the pumpkin sides to keep the pumpkins in place.

glue gun

The tutorial I watched stated that you could glue the  folded edges together using hot glue.

So, I tried it.

Umm, no!

craft

Being the former librarian that I am, I remembered how we used to repair glue bound books.

Using Elmer’s school glue, I painted on a generous coat onto the folded edge.

Let completely dry!

pumpkin stems

While the pumpkin is drying, it’s time to make the pumpkin stems.

Cut a rectangular piece of thin paper.

Then simply twist until you have a something that resembles a stem.

Next, I cut four tiny cuts at the bottom of my stem to create a base to glue to the pumpkin.

I used brown painters paper, however the tutorial used brown crepe paper.

 

pumpkin

Once your pumpkin has dried, remove the binders and slowly open up your pumpkin.

When you have your pumpkin opened up completely, hot glue a small amount of glue onto opposite ends to keep the pumpkin open.

paper leaf

Next, using your template cut out your leaves.

Once they are cut out, make a small crease in the middle.

Pumpkin

Glue your stem and leaf to the pumpkin.

The Great Pumpkin Part 4

The Great Pumpkin Part 4 is super easy, super cute!

This is such a versatile project.

Wouldn’t this be cute using old book pages?

Of course a shiny, glittery paper would make a more elegant look.

If you decide to make some of your own, I would love to see your creations!

Until next time….

               Tammy

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The Great Pumpkin Part 4

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