Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall Pumpkins with Michelle


I hope that you've enjoyed our week of projects from the DT!  If you're just joining us, this month the team created projects that would inspire our readers and customers for their Holiday decor or parties! 

Today we'll be taking a look at a project that Michelle created - which is perfect for fall or your Thanksgiving table centerpiece - let's take a look and hear from Michelle!

Title: Pumpkin Centerpiece

Featured Collection: We R Memory Keepers' Autumn Splendor

DT Member: Michelle McClure
Dedicated to: Pumpkin Lovers

Supply List for Pumpkins:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Papers: We R Memory Keepers (Autumn Splendor)
Paper Flowers & Brads Set: We R Memory Keepers
Brads: Making Memories
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: ColorBox Chalk
Other: Buttons, Glass Votive Holder, Flameless Votive

I was given the 6 x 6 paper pad from We R Memory Keepers to use. I usually only use the smaller paper pads for making cards, but wanted to see what else I could use them for. I cut the papers into half inch strips of varying lengths and created these pumpkins. The four smaller ones are made from this pad, and the largest one is made from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper from the same collection.

There are two different types of pumpkins. For one type, I hot glued some strips of paper on a glass votive holder, placed a flameless battery operated candle inside and decorated the outside.

For the second type, I punched holes at the top and bottom of the strips, secured it with a brad and spread out the strips into the shape of a sphere, and then decorated the outside with flowers, leaves, tendrils and a stem. These also had two layers of strips - shorter, solid cardstock inside and longer patterned strips for the outside.

Isn't this centerpiece amazing?  I love these pumpkins, and was even thinking that it would a great project to do with a child!  I was also thinking that hiding a treat inside the pumpkin would made a great hostess gift!

I hope that you enjoyed these pumpkins!  Thanks, Michelle, for your awesome inspiration!
We'll be back Monday with more project from the DT!  And remember, this weekend is Page's Holiday Cheer event, we hope to see you there!

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