Monday, October 29, 2012

Pinspired Monday: Down in the pumpkin patch

Happy Monday everyone! It's time to get Pinspired.

My project today was inspired by my love of Halloween, and especially pumpkins!

And my Pinspiration was this wonderful paper pumpkin from whipperberry

So off I went to my paper stash and pulled out "Enchanted" and go to work.

I loved how simple this project really was. Wet paper strips, twist into sticks and let set. For the thinner strips I twisted the paper around florist's wire for more strength. The great thing is that Authentique's paper is nice and thick, so water is all that's needed to make it pliable and to "set". Other sites used ModgePodge for this project but I didn't need it! 

Once all the paper twists were ready, I pulled out the hot glue gun and started attaching the twists to a stem. Round and round and some singed fingertips later and I was done! The curly stems are paper wrapped around florist wire, then twisted around a pen for better curl.

I hope you are inspired to create your own magic pumpkin this Halloween. And don't forget that pumpkins are great for Thanksgiving too, and "Thankfully" Authentique has the perfect paper for that too!

~ Products used ~
Enchanted paper collection



12 comments:

  1. This is an incredible "magic" pumpkin. I think yours worked without the modge podge because of the quality of the Authentique paper. I'm going to try this one.

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  2. This is amazing Janeen! I always look forward to seeing your creative projects and this does not disappoint!

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  3. Oh WOW! I've been waiting and waiting to see this Janeen! I just LOVE it! Will have to try this for sure. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. wow that pumpkin to totally FABULOUS...so creative and just awesome..

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  5. what a fabulous pumpkin and so clever, Love the way the paper actually looks like fabric instead of paper. Great job,

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