Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Graphic 45 paper pumpkin

Hi, design elf Katrina here again to show you what I have been up to in my craft nook.

     Halloween is almost upon us, so I have a nice quick and easy project to share with you. I used the wonderfully spooky Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells papers for my pumpkin but you could always use a plain cardstock and make it as a Autumn pumpkin, it dosen't have to be Halloween themed if you don't want.

These are wonderfully simple to make and look so cute. I cut 12 1inch strips of the paper ( the length of the strips will determine how big you pumpkin will be, they all just need to be the same length ) 

You then need to pile them up and make a hole in both ends and secure with a brad at top and bottom. The gently fan the strips out in a rounded shape. Fiddle about with it until you have the shape you like and then you can decorate it!

I chose to cut some leaves out using the PaperArtsy leaf die and shaped them with my fingers. For the  stalk I rolled a small scrap of the paper and glued it to the top then arranged the leaves around it using silicone glue.

I used one of the pieces from the banners pack as a tag and attached it with some thin craft wire. I also used some pieces of craft wire to wrap around a cocktail stick to make some curly wire pieces and poked them into the silicone glue under the leaves.

To continue the Halloween theme I die cut some bats, 2 for each bat so I could sandwich the wire in between them, made wire curls for them to wiggle on and I was finished!

This is such a nice project to make for Autumn or Halloween, They would look lovely in a group of different sizes and are perfect for children to make too.

I hope you will give my project a go, have fun with it ,

   Love Katrina

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