Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EasyPeasy Paper Pumpkins

Sometimes you have to crawl before you walk. You need to get one simple thing right before you can tackle bigger (and better!) things. That’s exactly what this project is for! Consider it your crafting ego boost.

These pretties got us thinking this is just what we needed to get a little bit of confidence we tackled a big and scary project like...a wreath!

If you’re like us (crafty wannabes), you have tons of pretty scrap booking paper lying around. I had grand dreams once of scrapbooking all of my college memories, but who was I kidding? I never touched that paper. I decided it was high time I put it to good use -- and just in time for Halloween!

The hardest of this project is picking your paper. There are just so many great options out there--and who says all pumpkins have to be orange? We certainly don’t think so.

Once you have your paper, its time to channel your inner Edward Scissorshands. Lots of cutting to be done here, but this handy fellow helps A LOT!

We cut both ½ inch and ¼ inch pieces. It took about 8 ½ inch pieces and 12 ¼ inch pieces.

Take your long-lost hole punch and punch a hole in each end.

One strip at a time, loop the holes through a metal brad. (yes, Michael’s has these, but take if from us, they are hard to find!)

Keep going, until you have the desired fullness. Then just close the brad.

We chose to use raffia (which you can buy on the cheap almost anywhere crafts or wrapping paper is sold. if you happen to have an old hula skirt laying around, that could work too!) for the bows on top of our cute pumpkins, but we imagine lots of things would be adorable: ribbon, scrap fabric, and jute would all be adorable!

Drop a bit of glue from your trusty glue gun, attach the bow and you’re all set.

Who knew crafting could be so easy? Certainly not this girl.

So here's tonight's Copy Cat Run Down:

Total Cost: $8 ($3 for brads and $5 for raffia, but we have enough to make a whole patch of pumpkins) We already had the paper on hand so it was FREE!

Total Time: 5 minutes per pumpkin, maybe less if you’re extra speedy.

Would we do this craft again? Duh! We want to fill them in every nook and cranny of our houses. Watch out Autumn 2011 we are totally ready for you!

Credit: There are tons of these beauties in the Blogosphere but here are a few of our favorites.

1 comment:

  1. I Looooovvvvveeee the way you guys do all the legwork for me. These are so cute. can't wait to try them!