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.
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