Paper Crafting Projects
Stacked Pumpkin Decor
Stacked Pumpkin Decor:
Size of paper needed to make the project: 12" x 12"
Approximate Crafting Time: 2+ hours
Need an autumn touch to any room? Check out this project!
- DCWV 12”x12” Autumn Leaves Stack
- DCWV 12”x12” DIY Project Stack: Pumpkins
- (2) 12”x12” Brown cardstock sheet
- 6 large brads
- Personal die cut machine with various leaf die cut shapes as well as a variable circle
- Tulle (white or silver)
- Empty can (preferably a tuna can or something similar), washed and dried
- Orange Twine
- Cream twine
- Paper trimmer
- Paper crafting Adhesive
- Assemble a small, medium, and large pumpkin using the directions included in the stack.
- Select a variety of coordinating prints (5-6) from the Autumn Leaves Stack. Cut a handful of leaves from each of these pages. Remove several leaves from the Pumpkin stack as well. Bend, shape, roll, etc. these leaves to give them a lifelike look.
- Cut the wood page from the Autumn Leaves stack into a 12” circle. Cut (2) 6-1/4” circles from the brown cardstock sheets. Mount them (1 on each side) to the center of the larger circle.
- Starting at the outside of the larger circle, make a cut from the edge to the center circles every 1-3/4” to 2” until there is a loose fringe around the entire circle. Score or fold the flaps into the center (with the print out).
- Cut (2) 1-1/2”x12” strips from the copper foil/white dot print. Adhere them together to create a 1-1/2”x 23” strip. With the help of another, fold all the strips of the circle up to a 90-degree angle, creating a basket. Wrap the dot strip around the middle of the basket and adhere the other end in place (trimming any excess paper) to create a band to hold the strips up.
- Cut (2) 3/8”x12” strips from the copper flower/brown print. Adhere them together to create one long strip. Wrap the strip around the top of the basket, adhering it in place along the top border as shown (*Note: this should be tight around the top).
- Adhere the bottom of the empty can to the center of the empty basket (this helps the top not outweigh the bottom of the display).
- Create (2) “spacers” using (2) 1/2”x12” strips of paper (preferably strips from the Pumpkin paper). Using one for each, create a 3” and 5” circle, adhering the excess in the middle of each circle for added stability.
- Adhere the small and medium pumpkins together, adding the smaller spacer and several leaves between the two.
- Adhere the top 2 pumpkins to the larger pumpkin, adding the larger spacer and several leaves in between the medium and large pumpkin.
- Adhere the stacked pumpkin set to the can in the basket.
- Embellish the display with several more leaves, tulle in the basket, curled twine, etc.
- Finish off the project by adding a stem to the top pumpkin. To do this, cut a 1”x12” strip of brown cardstock. Roll it loosely (not uniformly) into a 1-1/4” tall tube (should measure approximately 1/2" or less across). Adhere this to the top pumpkin. Add a strip of twine around the outside of the stem, tying it off in the front with a bow.
- This decor project is adorable and will be sure to catch your guests' attention!