Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Tutorial

We can't have a fall harvest without some pumpkins!!
I have for you, a tutorial to make some cute Pumpkins! I embossed mine for texture, then left them plain so I could use them through Thanksgiving. I think they would be adorable as Jack-o-lanterns too! Feel free to add faces to yours, if you like!


Now lets get started!
Gather some cardstock...orange, green scraps, brown scrap, black scraps if you wish to make a jack-o-lantern; a circle punch, stencil, or circle cutting tool; and your adhesive.


1. Cut 6-10 circles of the same size. More circles will create a fuller pumpkin. I used six 3" circles for my smaller pumpkin, and the larger is eight 4" circles. I cut scallop circles with my cricut and Storybook cartridge.


2. I inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for shading and dimension.

3. If you wish to emboss your circles, do so now. Next, fold your circles in half.

4. Apply adhesive to one half of your circle.

5.Lining up the edges, place the adhesive side to half of a second circle. Add the next circle to the back of the other half.

6. Repeat 4 & 5 until all the circles are attached to each other.

When all the circles are connected, you should have this.

7. To make the stem, I tightly wound a stip of brown cardstock, the glued to the top of the pumpkin. I used 1/4"x3" for the smaller pumpkin, and 3/4"x5" for the larger.

8. I cut the leaves by freehand, inked the edges, and folded for dimension. To create the green curls, I wound narrow strips around a pencil and cut them to desired length. I used a variety of green shades...just because!


9. Apply adhesive to leaves and Curls. Attach to pumpin.



Big blog hop with the girls from Dirty Scraps coming up this weekend!! Make sure you stop by for a chance to win some prizes!


Thanks for stopping by!!



1 comment:

pattiwest said...

Those are the most cute paper pumpkins ever!! :)