Saturday, October 30, 2010

Paper Pumpkins

Hello! I am so excited to be a member of Betty's Bee hive

Today I am sharing with you these cute paper pumpkins. 

I got the idea from Linda and told Betty about it. Betty made some two years ago for Halloween here and now I am making them! :)

Embossing: Cuttlebug™ Oh My Crafts Exclusive Everyday Bundle: Checkerboard ™, Swiss Dots™
Ribbon from my stash - recycled from wedding gifts received over 2 years ago! haha


Small Pumpkin
  1. Cut 12 6"x1" strips of paper (In my case 2 designs of 6 strips)
  2. Use Crop-a-Dile™ to punch 1/8" holes about a quarter inch from each end of the strips. I just put them in a pile and made one cut of each stack.
  3. Link 3" of string between two brads. Put the brads through the holes with the top of the brad on the wrong side of the paper. Spread the prongs on the right side of the paper. 
  4. Starting from the bottom piece of paper, spread them around to form the pumpkin.
  5. I free-hand cut a stem on the pumpkin and adhered it to the pumpkin with hot glue. I did the same with the ribbon.

Bigger Pumpkin
Do the same thing as above except cut 18 strips at 9"x7/8". 

This also qualifies for Kim's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge colors of orange, black, and white. 



Anonymous said...

Court these are so cute ... I LOVE THEM:)

LisiB said...

Super cute idea! And they do not make a mess. Great solution!

jen said...

Court these are awesome!!! I would have never thought of this! I will have to show my Mom so she can make some...she will love them! TFS

Sheena said...

Those are so cute..I love the pattern papers

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

Denine said...

These are adorable.

~Tammy~ said...

Adorable and I love your beautiful bows! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-) Aloha!

Meda said...

They look fantastic!

Laurel said...

I really love these! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Debbie said...

How cleverly cute are those pumpkins!

Theresa said...

These are so fun..wish I'd seen them before Halloween, but may make some for Thanksgiving...they could make really fun placecards :)

Anita Rex said...

Love those pumpkins! The big bow makes it perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I love your pumpkins and I also love the cuttlebugged ones!


Ann said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

BettyBee said...

They are awesome, Court! I just love the great color combinations! Thanks for sharing then over at BettyBee's Buzz, HoneyBee! And congratulations on being mentioned in the Paper Boutique's Fab Five Friday!!! You Rock, Girfriend!!
Hugzzz, BettyBee

Norma said...

Hi Court, Love the pumpkins too cute!!! I'm going to scrap lift this one to take to my mom's on Thursday. I'll let you know how they turn out LOL!!!