Looking for a cute and inexpensive way to decorate for the fall season?
Need one more thing on your mantle this Halloween to put next to your glass jars of dragons teeth and eye of newt?
Think pumpkins are just plain nifty?
Check out this easy paper pumpkin craft. Made from just a few simple items you probably already have in your house, these little pumpkins have lots of potential for variety in terms of color and size. You could even paint faces on them for jack-o-lanterns once constructed.
For each pumpkin you will need:
2 pieces of paper/card stock in matching or contrasting colors
ribbon or string
paper punch or awl
Cut each sheet of paper into 1-inch strips.
Stack strips of paper and punch a hole through each end of the strips using your paper punch or awl.
Tie a knot in one end of the ribbon and thread through one end of the stack of paper strips.
Pull the ribbon through the other hole in the paper strips and gently push the paper down the ribbon into a C shape.
Tie a knot.
It should look like this.
Bask in the awesomeness of the paper pumpkin you just hand crafted.
Holly teaches design at a small NW Ohio college. She spends her days off hanging out with her foxy musician husband and their gorgeous new baby and ridiculously smart pre-school aged son. Holly has a passion for food, photography, beautiful letter forms, and the possibilities that can be found in a single sheet of well made paper. You can read more from Holly on her blog, Artist Mother Teacher.