Saturday, October 17, 2009
This swirly pumpkin looks great in the center of my table where a little bit of light from the window catches the glitter and makes it sparkle. I think I will leave it there until after Thanksgiving. It is made from paper, glue and glitter....very easy to make and inexpensive too. You can make it in any size. Mine is about 10 inches tall.
- bristol board, 300# (I bought a large sheet with a 40% off coupon, so the price was right and I have enough to make at least three pumpkins)
- Glitter: orange, gold, green
- white craft glue
- #2 pencil
- small flat paintbrush
2. Transfer your pattern to the bristol board. An easy way to transfer is to draw over the pattern lines with a #2 pencil. Turn the pattern upside down on the bristol board. Hold in place and retrace all the lines on the back side of the pattern. Remember to add a stem to the top of your pumpkin. Trace and cut out two pumpkins. Trace the swirl lines on both sides of your cut out pumpkins.
6. Glitter the stems green on both sides.
7. Slide the slits together so the pumpkin will stand up. Place it wherever the light will catch the glitter and make it shine.