Don't you just love all of the fun pumpkin ideas out in blogland?!?
I do, too!!
Here is my version of a paper covered pumpkin:
Easy peasy...here's how I did it:
Cheap styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree
Can of white spray paint
Patterened tissue paper
cute scrap paper
black wire or black pipe cleaner
Mod Podge or glue/water mixture
black acrylic paint
small paint brush
Spray paint orange pumpkins white-let dry completely.
Fold tissue paper into a square...cut small triangle out of corner (this is where stem from pumpkin will go.)
Cut large circle out of tissue paper....each edge should slightly overlap bottom of pumpkin when center is placed over stem.
Count the ribs of the pumpkin...cut "petals" in the tissue equal to the number of ribs. Cut to about 3" of stem. Taper ends of petals.
Coat pumpkin with Mod Podge.
Place tissue on top of pumpkin, letting stem show through hole.
Gently work tissue onto pumpkin, slightly over-lapping & trimming tissue paper as needed.
Coat entire pumpkin with Mod Podge...let dry.
Paint stem with black acrylic paint...let dry.
Leaf & vine
Fold your scrap paper in half with pattern on the outside...free hand a leaf shape, starting at fold...leave a small part of the fold intact. (You'll have a leaf with pattern on both sides.)
Fold leaf in half "taco-style."
With wire/pipe cleaner, poke hole into small fold at tip of pumpkin...insert wire about an inch inside the leaf.
Coat inside of leaf with Mod Podge.
Press firmly together.
This is tricky to explain, but EASY to do...pinch the leaf together at three or four spots until your leaf has some texture.
When you have it the way you like it, coat leaf with Mod Podge-let dry completely.
Twist end of pipecleaner into a corkscrew.
When pumpkin and leaf & vine are completely dry, wrap pipe cleaner around pumpkin, making sure leaf is next to stem. After you get it the way you like it, use a little hot glue or E6000 to hold it in place.
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