Paper Pumpkins using Happy Trails

Paper Pumpkins – Designed by Shiloh Jorgensen

Designer Template Sets Used:

Happy Trails, Tiny Shapes & Tiny Holiday

Here are the steps to create your own paper pumpkin.  

Step 1:

Cut and ink the happy trails strips – 16 full-size trails for the large pumpkin and 7 full-size trails, cut in half, making 14 for the small. I used 2 patterns of double-sided paper to make the trails.

Step 2:

Cut 2 circles out of chipboard – Tiny Shapes #7 for large pumpkin / Tiny Shapes #3 for small pumpkin

Step 3:

Hot glue each of the strips to the circle one at a time like the picture below.

Step 4:

Add a paper circle to cover where you hot glued at the bottom. Now, using the other chipboard circle, bend the strips up and hot glue to 2nd circle… one piece at a time.

Step 5:

To create the top, decide on the shapes you would like to use and cut them out. I used Tiny Accents & Tiny Shapes. After you have inked them and adhered the pieces together, cut a slit in the top.

Step 6:

Use the end of the Happy Trails Template to create a paper stem. To make the stem the same pattern on both sides, trace about 3 inches of the trail onto the pattern paper that you want to use. Then flip the template over and trace that same 3 inches on the pattern paper again. Cut both pieces out and adhere together so that both sides are the same pattern. Ink the stem then insert 1/2 an inch through the slit and bend at the back until it lays flat. Glue the bent part to the back. Then Hot glue the entire stem/shape piece to the top of the pumpkin. Embellish with other tiny Accessory sets and twine to complete the look.

We hope you have a great day and have fun making your own paper pumpkins!!

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