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How to make a paper Halloween pumpkin

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  2. Written by: Crafters

For Halloween and Autumn crafting, you just can’t go wrong with a cute pumpkin!

Follow our easy step-by-step guide to make a paper Halloween pumpkin, to brighten up your Fall-themed display, table setting or as a sweet decoration for your home. We’ve used the Gemini 3D Decoration Die sets for this make, each set includes dies and templates to cut out and create beautiful hanging ornaments.

You will need:

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Take a piece of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper and cut into four 6″ x 6″ squares. (You could also use at 6″ x 6″ paper pad and skip this step).
  • Fold a square in half to create a 3″ x 6″ rectangle.
  • Take the largest Traditional Elegance Die and line it up against the folded edge of the paper as shown.
  • Run through your Die-cutting Machine to create one folded bauble shape.
  • Snip 1.5cm from the bottom to create a flat base.
  • Repeat the previous steps with the other three squares.
  • Take one of your bauble shapes, open it out and place the Traditional Elegance template over the edge.
  • Add glue dots on the spots marked with A and close the shape to secure onto those points.
  • Take a second bauble shape and repeat the previous step, this time adding adhesive to the spots marked with B.
  • Lay the second shape on top of the first and adhere together.
  • Repeat the previous steps with the remaining squares.
  • Take another five sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper and repeat the process with each sheet.
  • This will leave you with 24 folded bauble shapes layered on top of each other.
  • Use your glue gun to add a thin layer of glue down the spine to bind the edges together.
  • On the very top layer use the template to apply dots of adhesive on points marked B.
  • Open out your decoration and attach the sides together to create a round pumpkin shape.
  • Take your time and be gentle to avoid any tears. If your spine is too hard and won’t bend, gently warm it to make it flexible again.
  • Use a glue pen to apply adhesive to the all of the edges.
  • Pour glitter into a shallow container and roll the pumpkin decoration to create a shimmering finish.
  • Cut out leaf shapes from green card and attach on top.

We can’t wait to see your finished makes! So, don’t forget to show us your creations on Facebook UKFacebook USATwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion

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