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Monday, October 8, 2007

not intended for consumption.

we spent the weekend crafting paper pumpkins. once again
my inspiration came from paper source (i don't think i'm able capable of original ideas, they are all taken!)... they were selling these cute pumpkin place card kits. but at 12 bucks a pop, i decided i was better off figuring it out on my own.
they were pretty simple to make after i got my supplies: pumpkin-ey colored paper, a small hole punch, floral wire & fake leaves (i found everything at michaels). all i did was cut the paper into 1-inch strips. then i proceeded to punch a hole at both ends of the strips. i stacked the strips on top of one another, creating a small pile of strips. next, i fed the wire through the bottom hole of every strip & then the top hole as well. you then kinda push down on the top of the papers & fan them out like a pumpkin. once you have your desired shape coil the ends of the wire so that your holes won't slip off & add a leaf or two.

okay, so it might sound a little complicated, but it really isn't. once you start making them, it will totally make sense & come together quickly. if you get stuck or are confused, just shoot me an email & i'll do my darnedest to explain it better!

11 comments:

My name is Ali... said...

I met my girlfriend for lunch over at Ruby's on the back side of South Coast and while waiting for her I went over to check out Paper Source. I'd never been there before, wow, if only I had all the time to make so many projects! That store is awesome and I saw those pumpkins...yours are much cuter! You're sooo freakin' crafty my dear!

Traci said...

They look great!!! What a easy idea too. Way to go and do your own!

gab said...

very very very cute.

Kloth & Bolt said...

Very cool, they look so light and bouncy. -kb

Marty said...

These are darling pumpkins. I love the quilt hanging on the wall, too.

mama jo said...

when did you make those? in between the aprons?

Marilou said...

I remember making those at school when I was a little girl. The greatest things always come back don't they?

Ben and Laura said...

Super cute!

love.boxes said...

Kelly that is just such a beautiful display.

ginger said...

What a fun project! The kids and I may have to try those this weekend! Thanks for the instructions!

Carey said...

They are so cute! What a great craft.