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These paper pumpkins are SO EASY to make and don't think only for Halloween, with different papers they would make lovely decorations for Fall and your Thanksgiving table too! I've included a few photos of the building process for those who may like to see.
* You can use any measurements you like. For example, the larger brown pumpkin uses strips cut 7.5" x 2". The smaller black pumpkin uses strips cut 5" x 1"
* Include more paper strips for a fuller look, less paper strips for a more open look.
* Get extra creative and use a decorative boarder on your paper strips, mist with glitter spray, color in with glitter, accentuate paper designs with glossy dimensional paint, etc.
* Use a shape punch or cut a scrap of paper to affix to the bottom of the pumpkin to help it stand upright.
Decide what size paper strips you would like (determines overall size of your finished pumpkin) and cut your paper. For a full pumpkin I would recommend approximately 12-15 paper strips. For a smaller or more open pumpkin, use 8-10 paper strips. If you desire, at this time ink or glitter your paper strips and allow to dry before further assembly. Use a hole punch to punch a hole on both ends of each strip and lay the strips out in the order you would like them to be. Gather all of the strips together and fasten one end with a brad. Now you can fan out the rest of the strips and lay it flat on the table before you. One strip at a time, bend the strips upward and gather them together in the center, fastening the gathered ends with another brad. If desired, make a slight bend in the curve of each strip to give it more of a pumpkin shape. As shown; you can design a stem from a curl of paper or decorate with flowers.
All Hallows Eve collection kit by Carta Bella
Charcoal Black Bakers Twine by The Twinery
Haunted Shadow Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Black Diamond Stickles by Ranger
Creamy Brown Color Box chalk ink by Clear Snap
Midnight Black Dew Drop chalk ink by Tsukineko
misc black leaves, black flowers, brads