I can’t believe fall is here. Although the “official” first day of fall isn’t till later this month, I am so excited to start decorating for my favorite season. This weekend I pulled out my bucket of fall decor and happily started placing my collection of pumpkins around the house. I love fall.
As I was in the basement getting my bucket of fall stuff, I saw my huge box of left over moving paper. When we moved in, I had a hard time throwing out the paper we used to wrap some of our breakable stuff, so I saved a bunch of it.
We have been using it for painting projects. I let the kids paint on it, or I put it under other things we are painting to protect the surface. I decided to try to make a paper pumpkin with some of it.
I started by cutting a bunch of paper pieces the same size. Next, I cut the ends of my paper strips to be rounded. Once I had a stack of rounded edged paper pieces, I folded the paper into one big fan and wrapped it with a thin piece of wire.
Slowly, I started to pull the different pieces of paper out away from one another. This is a step that forces you to be some what patient. The moving paper is so thick that if I pulled to quickly the paper would rip.
Once the paper pumpkin is fluffed, I glued the two end pieces (on either side) of the paper fan together to make the pumpkin hold shaped. I didn’t want it to separate back into a fan type shape, but I wanted it to hold the circle/pumpkin shape.
Our kids were really excited about seeing the pumpkins coming out, and they wanted to help in this project. I let them help fluff the pumpkin and to find a good stick
or six of them to act as its stem.
Once I had a good stick for a pumpkin stem, I glued the stick and a small piece of felt (that I cut to look like a leaf) into the center of my pumpkin. My paper pumpkin was than complete!
A special shout out to L. Thompson for winning a set of my Burlap Greeting Cards. I will be in touch!
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