While waiting for my new computer to arrive, I kept quite busy. It’s this time of year. Busy in the kitchen baking and cooking, busy decorating for holidays plus the regular daily routine.
If you are looking for a way to dress up your mantel or table for this Thanksgiving, my girls have the right project for you.
It’s super easy and fast! I made a dozen of these little pumpkins with my daughters and we placed them everywhere we could. Even in Daddy’s office. 🙂
Each pumpkin comes together in a matter of minutes. Don’t believe me? We have a photo-tutorial for you!
You will need:
regular cardstock paper in orange and brown
Take one sheet of cardstock and fold it in half. Cut along the fold. Fold each half same way. Cut along the folds. You should have 4 rectangular pieces of paper. Cut each one into strips, starting on the shorter side. Now, The more strips you cut, the fuller your pumpkin is going to be. Try to keep strips from each piece of paper separate. We cut about 1/2 inch wide strips for ours. But don’t cut all the way to the end….
… leave a 1 1/2 inch strip and cut it in half. Cut our circles. You need two circles for each pumpkin.
With your scissors, curl each strip of paper. Be gentle not to rip them. Place a small dub pf glue in the center of one circle. Place one end of your strip on top and hold until it glues in place. Do the same thing with each strip until you run out of strips, gluing each one on top of the other.
Let the glue set for a minute. Place a small dub of glue on the other end of one of the strips. Place and end of the other strip on top. Do the same with all of the strips until all of them are forming a closed sphere. Glue the second circle on top to hide the glued ends.
To finish of the pumpkin, take a small strip of brown paper and curl it with your scissors. Dab a tiny amount of glue on one end and place in the center of the top circle. Press gently. You can also gently pinch the middle of each strip to help the pumpkins achieve more real shape.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. My girls love crafts and fall seems to be the perfect time for them. 🙂
How are you decorating your home this holiday season?