DIY Paper Pumpkins

When I saw this tutorial from Whiperberry, I absolutely love this…. and I think.. another project to add to my list…
You will need some pretty paper, Mod Podge, hot glue gun, wire cutter and wire pliers, floral wire… then  throw on some good twist music and you have your paper pumpkins!

Cut coordinating papers into one inch strips. In this one is Basic Grey Paper Pack in Capella. Dip a strip into Mod Podge to cover completely, and remove excess. Twist the piece into a tight stick, taking care not to rip the paper, or leave it hollow. Place onto non stick surface to dry. Repeat with more paper strips.
When mostly dry (as early as 20 minutes) bend each paper stick into a “C” shape and hot glue onto the stem starting about an inch down from the top, and ending by slightly overlapping the bottom. Attach paper strips one by one, shaping them as you go. Eventually the paper sticks will completely cover the bottom of the stem, and accumulate several layers to add dimension to the project. Continue until your pumpkin is the size and shape you want.
Cut paper into very thin strips (about in.) and cover with Mod Podge. Wind paper around floral wire to fully cover, and allow to dry. Use round nose pliers to bend into tendrils. You can also coil the wire around a pencil, but I find this to make the curls a bit too perfect. I like to keep things a little messy and inconsistent. Glue the tendrils close to the stem, and arrange them as you wish.

If you make it.. Have fun but not forget to wrap your phone and tv remote before beginning… and wear latex gloves :)


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