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Now that Fall has officially started it’s time to make all the pumpkin recipes and crafts, and I couldn’t be happier! A few weeks ago I made a new Fall Wreath and I can’t wait to make Pumpkin Bars again. As you may remember, I’ve started making new decor items to cover my very plain walls and I put up a few smaller shelves. But it seems as if as soon as I am finished decorating for one season another begins! So I’m trying to come up with quick and easy pieces to make this a little bit easier. These Paper Pumpkins that I made and just that – quick & easy.
- Orange cardstock
- Green cardstock
- 1/2″ brads
- 1/16″ Hole punch or awl
Cut your orange cardstock into (4) strips 1/2″ wide. I made three pumpkins by cutting stripes 8″, 10″ & 12″ long.
Use the hold punch, or an awl to punch holes on either end of all your strips.
Then put the brad through all the holes in one end and loop the strips back around and fasten the brad.
Be sure that the brad fastener is on the outside of the pumpkin so that the bottom is flat.
Cut a leaf from the green cardstock then punch a hole in one end, punch a hole through the top of the pumpkin and fasten a brad through the hole.
Next, cut thin strips from the green cardstock and wrap them around something thin and round, I used a kabob skewer.
Gently wedge the curled pieces under the leaf, you can secure with glue if you need to.
That’s it! Quick and easy, just like I promised. You can use printed paper or different colors, more paper strips for a fuller pumpkin. There are lots of possibilities for these little cuties.
One last tip – It might just be me and my control issues, but I wanted them to sit a certain way on the shelf, so when displaying these on my shelf I had to add a small strip of double sided tape to keep them from falling over. Thanks for checking out my Paper Pumpkin tutorial, if you make some of these for your own home I’d love to see a picture!