Thursday, September 6, 2012

Paper 3-D Pumpkins

Hi!  It's been a while since I have posted anything - between going on vacation, getting a new puppy and school starting it's been pretty crazy at my house!

Once a month my Mom volunteers to teach a craft at an adult daycare center, I usually help her come up with a craft to do and she said everyone really enjoyed doing this one!  These pumpkins are super easy and I think they turned out really cute.  The smaller one I made using an old book (my daughter was horrified when she saw me tearing the book up!).  I used a scallop circle Spellbinders die to cut the pieces out.  I tried to use my Cricut but the paper was really thin and no matter what setting I tried the paper tore.  I did use my Cricut for the larger circles for the big pumpkin - they were cut out using the Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge, I cut the circles at 5 1/4" so that I could get 4 circles to a page of 12" x 12" paper.  The paper is from the current DCWV fall stack - there were lots of pretty papers in that stack that worked perfectly!

The stem is just a piece of paper bag that I cut out and folded into thirds - I added a little glue to stick the folds shut and I think the glue gave the paper enough stiffness to roll into the cute curly stem.  cThe leaf is just cut freehand.  I used about 8 circles for the large pumpkin and I think about 10 for the smaller one.  These are super easy to assemble - you just fold all of the circles in half and glue them back to back.

Large Pumpkin

Small Pumpkin

I am sharing this project on the following sites:

Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes


  1. Hey these are great pumpkins! Saw them on MIM. NancyD

  2. I can see why everybody enjoyed making this project..Its really beautiful and catching ...I mean it makes me wanna try it myself..heheh
    I.m also partying on MIM this week with #231 #97 #63.heheh. I.d love for u to visit .


  3. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  4. These are absolutely adorable! I must try them.