Friday, October 10, 2008

the great pumpkin tutorial

hi everyone, our own dt kathy came up with this tutorial, so do those paper pumpkins and show them to us!

I got this idea from dawn griffith but I have changed it a little bit. I will give you the measurements to make 3 different sizes. The picures in the tutorial are for the large one.

Things you will need:

paper trimmer, 12x12 double sided patterened paper, green CS scraps, a complimentary piece of double sided paper for vines(will explain later), length of ribbon at least 1/4 of an inch thick to match(i used brown) Pencil, small hole punch(1/8 is what I used, small side on a crop-o-dile)

I am going to give you the measurements for the 3 sizes. Just apply which ever size you choose to the pictures the directions are the same.

sm: cut PP to 51/2 x10 and cut into 10~1"strips

med: cut PP to 6 1/2 x 11 and cut into 11~1" strips

Large: cut PP to 7 1/2 x 12 and cut into 12~1" strips

After you have cut your pp to size stack them and punch a hole at each end(if your using a crop-o-dile you can do it all at once if using a different hole punch only do a few at a time)

after you have punched both sides it should look like this

Next take your ribbon and tie a knot in one end. You are then going to thread it through one end of your strips so the the Pattern of your choice is on the outside. Then thread it through the other hole so that it looks like this

You are then going to "fan" out your strips so that they will look like a pumpkin

Next your going to take your green scraps and fold them in half. Your going to cut out a leaf shape(remember when you floded a paper in half to cut out a heart...same thing just make a leaf) you need 2 of these one just a bit smaller than the first

you are then going to cut 2-3 tiny 12 in or so strips from the other peice of PP and wrap them around a pencil to make them curly

To finish you are going to glue the vines and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin to look like this

here are my 3 pumpkins...they look so pretty on my fireplace mantle


{raisingAlexis} said...

This is awesome! I am so going to try it !!!

Dayna said...

I have one set of the ones I made on my blog. They are so cute and easy to make. I even had the kids helping me out.

melita said...

great project and beautiful blog! just added you to my google reader! i will be checking back in!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a sensational idea! Thank you so much for sharing this! I can't wait to give it a try! :D