November Pages Reveal:
This month for Pages from the Heart, my assignment was to make something for Thanksgiving like a party favor or centerpiece idea. Since I don't give out Thanksgiving party favors, I went with a centerpiece. This is actually only part one of the reveal, there is a second component which will be posted on their blog next week, so I'll can't show the whole thing until then. But you can always stop by the store for a peek.
The Nitty Gritty:
This project is relatively simple and uses basic supplies. I'm thinking kids could make a version of this too. Even though they look similar, there are actually two different types of pumpkins above.
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
Hot Glue: Imaginisce
Other: Buttons, Glass Votive Holder, Flameless Votive
I was given the 6 x 6 paper pad from We R Memory Keepers to use. The thing to note with paper pads are that the designs are scaled smaller to fit the smaller paper size, it isn't just the 12 x 12 paper cut into four pieces. I usually only use the smaller paper pads for making cards since the designs are adjusted for the smaller working space, but I wanted find another use for them. I cut the papers into half inch strips 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. The length you cut the strips will determine the size of the pumpkin.
The Two Pumpkins:
For the first type of pumpkin, I hot glued some 5 x 1/2 inch 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. The solid strips adds some color and fill in the negative space, otherwise the pumpkins look too hollow.
Here is a final photo as a dining room centerpiece.
I hope you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving.