Happy Friday!!! I thought I would share some of my Fall Decorations! I’m not a huge decorator for each season (mostly because I don’t like storing it all the other months of the year)! But this is one decoration that is simple, cute, and easy to store! That’s right up my alley!!!
How cute are these? They would be great on a mantel, kitchen table, hall table, and just about anywhere! Each of these pumpkins was created with 1″ strips of paper. The length of the paper varies for each one (smallest – 4″ and largest – 11″). You could even go 12″ with your Designer Series Paper. I used Cajun Craze and Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper. You can add as many stripes as you wish for a fuller pumpkin or just a few like the one against the wall. For some reason I made that one with just a few strips so I make it a half pumpkin and lay it against the wall or table! Once you have your strips of paper 1″ wide and however long you wish. You will take your 1/8″ Hand Held Hole Punch and punch a hole near the end on both ends. You don’t want to go in too far because then you will have lots of overlapping paper. Once you have holes on both ends of all of your strips, you can either add a brad to each end to hold them all together or you can put string through the holes. If you use a brad (I like the Antique Brads), you are all done and can start separating the stripes and fanning them out to make your pumpkin. If you are using ribbon, you will run all the pieces on one end through the ribbon and tie a knot on the outside. Now take the other end and do the same. With the ribbon, you can pull tight and make your pumpkin squatty or allow more ribbon and it is more tall or round! Now you can separate the strips and fan out your pumpkin. The best part is at the end of the season, just collapse all of the strips up again and you can store it flat! Love it!!!!
Of course, what is a Friday without the Weekly Deals to swoon over!!! 🙂
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!