October 27, 2011

Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin

Are you, like, so totally over pumpkins yet? I know, I know. But, I made this lil' guy several weeks ago when I was preparing to do a whole lotta Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving mantels. A gal needs variety, after all. And, sheesh, I just love pumpkins (as evidenced by this and this). So, I'm sharing this here tutorial with you. If you can't possibly look at another pumpkin, feel free to divert your eyes.

If you're still here, let's get to it, shall we?

You'll probably remember seeing this pumpkin on a mantel not too long ago.

This project was so simple and used only supplies I had on hand. I'm sure you have similar junk supplies in your closets. I started by collecting several orange papers from my stash. I tried (being the operative word) to arrange them in order from light to dark, in an attempt (being the operative word) at an ombre effect.

I traced a simple pumpkin shape on solid orange paper. But you could probably just freehand this. You seem capable of that. 

I used my 1-inch circle cutter to make about a BILLION circles in the various shades of orange. Okay, not really a billion. It was actually around 20 per color. Not too bad. I should mention that this project was a fast one.

I glued down the circles in fairly straight lines, working from dark to light (although, the picture below shows them from light to dark, but that was just a practice round). 

And, that just about does it! Pretty easy. I added a twine stem and used foam tape to stick my pumpkin to burlap. Then I tacked that burlap onto a cream-colored wooden sign. But, you could also stick your pumpkin in a frame or come up with another creative way to display it!

Last week's mantel, this week tutorial. I'm feeling so nostalgic.


  1. ahhhh-dorable! You make everything seem so simple. Love it!

  2. I LOVE your newish pumpkin art!!! SUPER CUTE!!! You are SO CREATIVE!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  3. That is a really cute pumpkin... I'm your newest follower! Jenni

  4. Hey Emily.. whats your email? I cant find it. :/

  5. Emily, Did you see my post!?!? Goodwill is having 50% off 8-midnight if you have one near you maybe something wonderful will be there for you!?!?

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  6. Too cute! Love your blog. So happy to have found it through FF. Definitely a new follower. Swing by anytime to visit me here.

  7. Your mantel is great! I love all your ideas and they're so inexpensive to do. Very cool! Your site is so fresh and inviting and I love your style of writing! I'm your newest follower. www.keepitsimpleyay.blogspot.com

  8. Very cute. I love any paper crafts. Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesday.


  9. That is such a cute idea for a pumpkin!

    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

  10. What a fantastic project! It looks so pretty. Megan

  11. Guuuuuurlllllll You have been busy! You are making us al look lazy! :/
    This is a cute project, too!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

  12. I absolutely love this project! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!



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