My husband and I volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year. We’re both excited to be able to show off our new house and to cook a delicious meal!
However, at some point in the last week I noticed (subconsciously remembered?) this:
Wop wop. That’s not very festive!!
Although I recently purchased some Halloween decorations, a faux jack-o-lantern won’t exactly fit the thankful atmosphere. (And it scares my dog when it’s inside the house.)
“No problem!” I told myself, “There were loads of faux white pumpkins when I bought my jack-o-lanterns.”
Prematurely victorious, I journeyed back to the store to find no pumpkins at all. Not even a broken one on clearance.
So, like an adventurous little paper crafter, I Googled “paper pumpkins” and found a few tutorials on how to make these.
It’s really pretty easy! Just cut strips of cardstock and poke a brad through the middle of all of the strips. Then arrange the strips so that they form a circle, with the brad in the middle. Fold the brad down. Curl the cardstock up and adhere the ends of the strips together at the top! (For the larger pumpkin, simply adhere two strips together and do the same thing with your now longer strips!) Then you can cut out a piece of brown cardstock to roll up as the stem, and cut out leaves from green cardstock. I used a die-cutting machine for my leaves, but you can hand cut yours. Also, use some scissors to curl some green paper for the pumpkin vines for that extra detail.
Much better, don’t you think?
What about you? Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Do you have any fun decorations for the occasion?
Have a great day!