Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time for Halloween

I love this season.  The kids get so excited.........pumpkins and candy galore.  I made the mistake of getting Leah's costume out early, and now she is BEGGING to wear it all the time!  I came across this cute paper pumpkin project from a fellow member of Cropchocolate.com.  They are so adorable, I am going to have to make some!

Here are the directions:
Paper Pumpkins
Submitted by: Scrapbook.com
Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Kayla Richards Filip
Add a touch of the autumn spirit to your home with this easy, quick, and festive paper pumpkin. All you need is a sheet of paper, a couple basic supplies, and ten minutes to create this cute decoration. Follow the steps below to create your very own!
  • 1 sheet 12” x 12” orange patterned paper
  • bits of green scrap patterned paper
  • Tim Holtz Distressing ink
  • 1 brown button
  • 2 brads
  • 2” twig piece
  • glue stick
  • Glue Dots
  1. Start by taking your 12” x 12” piece of orange paper and trimming it into 12 pieces. Each piece will measure 1” x 12”.

  2. Next, fold each 1” x 12” piece of paper in half lengthwise. The pieces will now each measure 1” x 6”.  Glue the back together so they do not come apart. Trim any excess bits of the background side you can still see. Optional: For a rustic look, add distressing ink to all edges of your paper pieces.
  3. Now, stack all 12 pieces on top of one another. Use a brad to poke through all of the pieces, about a ½” from the top. On the bottom of the pile, flatten the bottom part of the brad to secure.

  4. Now, fan out the pieces as shown in the photo.
  5. Then, take one of the pieces and place the second brad through the unsecured end. Then, take each additional piece and secure with the brad. You will now have a sphere, or pumpkin shape.
  6. Now it is time to embellish your pumpkin. Use your scraps of green patterned paper to create two leaf shapes. Use Glue Dots to secure your leaves to the pumpkin.
  7. Then, add a twig to your pumpkin. Mine is a real twig found outside. You can also use kraft cardstock; simply cut a thin strip and roll it into the shape of a twig. Secure with a Glue Dot.
  8. Finally, add a cute button to your pumpkin for a little detail.
Super cute!  I am more into the fun loving light hearted Halloween decor, so this works perfectly.

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