Today’s great pumpkin is one that anyone can do. In fact, it would be a great craft project for kids and for those scrapbookers that have a ton of paper hoarded on the craft room. Come on, you know that you do. Or is that just me? Anyway, The Great Pumpkin part 4 is a demo on how to make paper pumpkins!
Here’s what you will need:
Double sided scrapbook paper 5 -10 sheets
Template, I found mine here
Glue – Elmers school glue
Hot glue gun
First, print off your pattern and cut it out.
I find that it’s helpful to use a heavier paper like card stock, as it makes it easier to trace around.
Once you have your pattern, lay it out onto a piece of paper and trace around it.
Because I’m lazy, I usually stack 3 -5 pieces of paper and cut around my pattern.
You will need 20 pumpkins.
Next, fold each pumpkin in half, then stack them on top of each other making sure that you line up the folded edge.
Place binders on the pumpkin sides to keep the pumpkins in place.
The tutorial I watched stated that you could glue the folded edges together using hot glue.
So, I tried it.
Being the former librarian that I am, I remembered how we used to repair glue bound books.
Using Elmer’s school glue, I painted on a generous coat onto the folded edge.
Let completely dry!
While the pumpkin is drying, it’s time to make the pumpkin stems.
Cut a rectangular piece of thin paper.
Then simply twist until you have a something that resembles a stem.
Next, I cut four tiny cuts at the bottom of my stem to create a base to glue to the pumpkin.
I used brown painters paper, however the tutorial used brown crepe paper.
Once your pumpkin has dried, remove the binders and slowly open up your pumpkin.
When you have your pumpkin opened up completely, hot glue a small amount of glue onto opposite ends to keep the pumpkin open.
Next, using your template cut out your leaves.
Once they are cut out, make a small crease in the middle.
Glue your stem and leaf to the pumpkin.
The Great Pumpkin Part 4 is super easy, super cute!
This is such a versatile project.
Wouldn’t this be cute using old book pages?
Of course a shiny, glittery paper would make a more elegant look.
If you decide to make some of your own, I would love to see your creations!
Until next time….