A Very Simple Project For Fall...


This week, my friend Carol gave me this fun little paper pumpkin that she found at a craft fair!  It uses vintage newspapers on the panels and I think it's adorable!  I am sure many of you have already made some of these, but I'd never tried it.  I'd seen paper pumpkins on the blogs and Pinterest and was inspired by this little guy to make one myself!  And if there is anyone who'd like to make some...it's a fun child's project, too...I'm showing a little tutorial.  I decided to make a larger companion size and use vintage sheet music.  The little one looks like the newspaper was glued to cardstock, but this sheet music is quite heavy and could be used alone.  You could also scan the music onto white or off-white cardstock for an even sturdier piece and keep your original.


I started with a piece of cardstock for a pattern...


folding it in half, and free hand drawing a half pumpkin shape...


This is the shape after cutting it out.  You can either trace around this shape, or do what I did and trace around the folded shape on the folded sheet music...



You can make as many pieces as you like...the more you make the fuller the pumpkin will be.  I did a simple pumpkin with 10 folded pieces...


Use a glue stick to cover an outer side of a piece, and place another piece directly on top, aligning the edges...repeating with all the pieces until you have a stack.  You can open the pumpkin at this point, and glue stick the last two interior pieces together to finish it off. 


The little pumpkin had a faux bittersweet top, and I decided to make a twig top on mine, just pushing a slender twig through the center opening.  Using a vintage pipe cleaner, I made a tendril to twist around the twig...




It was a fun and very simple project!  Thank you, Carol for my sweet pumpkin and the inspiration to try making one!  They look so cute together...and I have some other ideas I want to try, too!


The Artistic Stencils Giveaway is still going on here this week...if you haven't entered, there's still time...it ends Thursday night at 10 PM CST.


And I am joining the fun over at the Primp Your Pumpkin Party !

Until next time...

35 comments

  1. Hi Linda. I am here catching up. Cute project! I have all of my 101 year old Great Uncles' sheet music. I made some table decorations and namecards last year for Christmas. This is cute too. Love all of your "junk" bonanza finds!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  2. Love it...thanks for the tutorial! I'll have to try it this afternoon with my grandson <3

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  3. I saw the word simple in the title and had to pop over to check it out. That is adorable!!! Very cute and very simple.

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  4. I have not seen one yet, Linda, it is adorable!

    Carol

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  5. Linda this is one of the cuter pumpkin projects I've seen! Love it with the sheet music! Hugs, Linda

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  6. So cute Linda! And so easy. They look great together. Ann

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  7. This is actually doable! Thanks for the tutorial!!! Love the sheet music!

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  8. Linda-- this is so cute! Neat and easy projects. Love the sheet music factor...
    ...even small ones strung on a a streamer would make a great banner. :) Pat

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  9. What a wonderful paper pumpkin, --I have not seen that kind before, and your own is beautiful, dear Linda.
    Thanks for your tutorial :-)
    xo,Dorthe

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  10. Linda, that is just darling. Thanks for the tut! I will be trying this for sure. I am having a pumpkin painting party Saturday so great timing for me and the gang.
    Smiles, Alice

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  11. What a fun idea, Linda! Thanks for the great tutorial! I think it would be fun to make one with vintage French book pages, and glitter (of course!).

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  12. How sweet, and so easy to make! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. These are so adorable and I can really see how your imagination could take you away. Thanks for the tutorial Linda.

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  14. Pumpkin love! Will you bring it for show 'n tell Saturday???

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  15. Hi Linda! This is pretty cute! I love paper projects. The sheet music is perfect. My grandgirls would love it! I like the varied sizes too. So nice to know you came for a visit!

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  16. Very cute little pumpkins! I like the curly vine you added around the stem.

    See what happens when I work 5 days in a row?! I completely missed your giveaway. Off to sign up...........

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  17. Cute, cute, cute! I think I will make some of these with my kiddos...thanks :) Laurel

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  18. I love it. I think I'm going to make this. SO tweeting about this :)

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  19. So cute! I love it. I'm going to show my girls this, we may have a pumpkin making party this weekend.

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  20. Hello Linda,
    If I can find some time from painting all this furniture that i have around here...I would love to make some
    of these...so very CUTE!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. I'm betting the shelves in
    your dining room are all
    styled for fall, with these
    little numbers as one of
    the stars of the show. What
    a fun project and so YOU!

    xo Suzanne

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  22. You did a find job showing the step by step construction. Someday's I need that kinda help. Today is one of those. It's quite elegant to be so simple.

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  23. simple but absolutely adorable Linda! Thanks for sharing at primp your pumpkin!

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  24. wow, that looks really cool !!! I love how you used the sheet music.

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  25. I'm going to have to make a few for myself. They're adorable. Mimi

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  26. How did I miss this post?

    Its totally gorgeous..... thank you for the 'how to'

    so cute :)

    Karenx

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  27. Those both look great! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  28. So cute!

    I made a pumpkin from an old paperback one year but unfortunately it looked more like and apple!

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  29. Hi, saw your cute picture over at Deb, Garage Sale Gal. You had the perfect group to chat and really get to know each other...Wish I could have been there!

    Carol

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