Paper Strip Pumpkins

Paper Strip Pumpkins
Happy Tuesday! Did you have a good long weekend? Although our Saturday was a bit more relaxed than usual (no soccer games or baseball tournaments), Sunday was packed with activity. I was happy to have at least one day to get some things done around the house...I even baked up some goodies and did a little crafting. With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, I wanted to share the tutorial for these sweet little Paper Strip Pumpkins with you.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
We made these orbs of orange at our 4th grade Women of Grace group right before Halloween, but I think they are cute enough to be used all the way up through Thanksgiving. They might even be a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy on the big day of thanks.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Here's what you need for these: orange paper strips 1 x 6 inches, brads, brown cardstock 1/16" strips, small square of green cardstock for stem and leaf, if desired.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Line up 12 orange paper strips with design (if using scrapbook paper) all facing the same way. Punch holes in both ends about 1/4 inch from the end.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Secure the strips with metal brads with the tops of the brads on the patterned side of the paper.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Start bending and separating the strips, gently pulling them around into a ball shape. I love those little girl hands ;-)
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Separate and arrange as necessary to get coverage all the way around the pumpkin.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Twist the brown strips of cardstock around a pencil to create the tendrils. Roll the green cardstock into a loose cone shape and secure with a hot glue gun.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Apply a dollop of glue to the top of the pumpkin and adhere the tendrils.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Then, adhere the green stem on top of the tendrils.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Voila! A paper pumpkin! I've got some ideas about using these other times of the year too, maybe in different colors, of course. Thanks for stopping by! Are you still enjoying the fall decorations, or have you started pulling out the Christmas decor yet?

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11 comments:

  1. Very cute, love the fun paper you've used!

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  2. You know that feeling when you see something brilliant and all you can think is "Why on earth didn't I think of that"?
    So simple and so lovely. Thanks for the great idea (still kicking myself for not having been making these for years!)

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  3. This is a super cute little pumpkin! I would be cute in the popular black and white colors too. Thank your for sharing it and your absolutely delicious looking pasta and pumpkin crescent roll recipes at What We Accomplished Wednesday.

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  4. Very cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  5. These are so darn cute and clever! Love anything pumpkin!!
    Jenna

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  6. Such cute pumpkins! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great weekend.

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  7. Perky pumpkins perfect for pleasing!

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  8. These are totally adorable! Love how you used different patterns. Sooo cute!

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  9. What a cute and simple project! Thank you for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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