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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Little Fall pumpkin

I don’t usually do much 3-D quilling, but here is a fun little pumpkin that would make a cute seasonal party favor or table decoration. It is about 11/2” wide and tall and is really easy to make. I used 15 full strips of orange paper for each half of the pumpkin. Start by making a tight roll and then as you roll add one strip at a time until all 15 are rolled. Gently push the center out until you get the shape you want. You can do this with your fingers or you can use one of the molds available for this purpose. Repeat to make the second half of the pumpkin. Coat the inside of both halves with glue to make them firm. Measure a strip of 1/4” paper to fit inside the top half of the pumpkin. Glue the strip as shown so the top will “fit” the bottom and not slide off. Make a tight roll of 1/8” paper for stem (I used 1 ½”) You can add a couple of tendrils using 1/16” strips. You can leave the pumpkin as is or add some eyes, nose, & mouth for Halloween.