Last week's sneak peek of the NEW Reminisce HARVEST collection included some paper pumpkins created by DT member Tami Sanders....there were so many inquiries about how they were made, Tami was kind enough to write up a picture tutorial and share it with the Reminisce blog readers!
The pumpkins are made like the old, vintage honeycomb decorations...
1. Create a template for 1/2 a pumpkin using chipboard and cut it out.
2. Cut 5 papers the height of the pumpkin and twice the width. So if your half pumpkin template measures 6" high and 3" wide, you would cut five 6 X 6 pieces of paper.
3. Fold each paper down the center so that the height of your template is the same as the height of the folded papers.
4. Trace the template on each folded paper, with the center of the template aligned on the folded edge. Cut them out.
5. Glue the folded pieces back to back, stacking them on top of each other. Continue adding and adhering pieces to the top of the stack, keeping the center folded edges straight.
6. Glue the chipboard template piece to the top of the stack. (In the samples, there was an extra 1/2 piece of paper cut to cover the chipboard piece...in the pictures below, the chipboard piece is bare, so that it remains visible).
7. Bring the back piece around to meet the chipboard piece to form the pumpkin.
8. Punch holes in the chipboard and back piece.
9. Lace ribbons or twine through the holes to keep the pumpkin together.
10. The stems were cut from cardstock with a 1-1.5 inch slit cut up the center of each stem. Slide the stem onto the pumpkin.
That's it! And since the pieces fold right up, you can store them without damage for next year!
Thanks for sharing your creativity how-to Tami!