Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today's Guest: Craftaholics Anonymous

hi! my name is linda and i'm a craft addict. i'm the girl behind Craftaholics Anonymous, a site brimming with crafts, home decor, DIY, tutorials, and holiday decorating! my crafting philosophy is: Crafting doesn't have to be expensive, just CREATIVE!

i'm excited to show you how to make these super cute mini paper pumpkins today. these little cuties are perfect for scatter around your home, on a garland, in a vase, or a great addition to your spooky mantlescape! oh and and they are incredibly easy and pocketbook friendly. :) quick, easy crafts are my fave!

Supplies: 1 sheet double sided Halloween themed pattern paper, scissors/paper trimmer, hot glue, scraps of coordinating solid cardstock, 1" circle punch

The How To's

1. cut your pattern paper into 2.5″ by 0.5″ strips except for the last 2″x12″ strip. use your 1″ circle punch and cut out 1″ circles.

2. using your glue gun, glue the small strips of paper to the circle, overlapping them slightly. glue strips all the way around the circle. depending on how much you over lap them, it will take between 7 to 10 strips per pumpkin.

3. place it in your hand and cup your hands to curve the paper to hopefully prevent corners on the sides of your pumpkin

4. take a second 1″ circle and glue the strips underneath with your glue gun. this is what your pumpkin should look like at this point. if you want a short, fat pumpkin, you can smash it slightly. or if you want a taller, skinner pumpkin, simply press the strips together so the circles are pushed away from each other.

5. using the scraps of cardstock, cut stems out for each pumpkin. cut a 0.25 inch by 0.75 inch strip for the stem. bend over a small section so that you can glue the stem to the pumpkin.

ta-da! adorable little pumpkin! simple, easy, and fun to make. perfect.

looking for more fall crafts? check out my Fall Wreath or try my yummy Pumpkin Fudge recipe, its divine!

i had so much fun crafting with you today! let's do it again, ok?

happy crafting!
linda {Craftaholics Anonymous}

Thanks so much for joining us Linda!  She is the sweetest person and has a fabulous blog.  Go check it out sometime!

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