Halloween Pumpkins - Table Decorations

It is nearly Halloween!  We don't celebrate Halloween in Australia, though I do believe it is something that is fast catching on.  It would certainly be nice to experience Halloween, and certainly has an interesting story behind the occasion. 

So, to get into the 'theme' of Halloween, for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a decoration of pumpkins, along with a small 'Boo' tag. Cheery Lynn Designs does have a 'Boo' die, but since we don't celebrate here I have not acquired it.  I hand wrote my Boo, but you can find the die 'here'.
These pumpkins are so easy to create and can be made in in a variety of sizes, easily, and quickly.  AND, would look absolutely fabulous created for a table setting.  I used the Circle Classic Silver Series  (middle size, for the larger one) and die-cut 8 circles - folding each circle in half, and pressing firmly with a score tool.  Hint:  It is easier to do the folding by hand rather than use a score board due to them being round - you really do have to be precise so they match up perfectly. 
Then...simply start adhering one half to the next half, and repeat till you have all affixed, except last one.  Before adhering last half circle together, break a kebab stick with your hands (muscles) to fit inside the length of the circles.  Place a strong adhesive into the middle of where all the half circles meet - place stick along edge of adhesive - keeping the torn, tattered end of the kebab stick at the top, and poking out of the soon to be pumpkin.  Affix last half circle closed, and hold firmly till adhesive has dried, for best results.  

The 'greenery' on the larger pumpkin is created with the Stacker Flower #4, and the smaller, the Stacker Flower #3. I used a crop-o-dile (any small round punch will work) to make the hole in the stacker flower larger to fit over the pumpkin stem, and adhered with a tiny smear of glue.  

The tendrils are created using the new release Expandable Quilling Strip.  The smallest strips on the die-cut were just wound tightly around the left over piece of kebab skewer. Apply a tiny dot of glue to one end, and neatly tuck under the stacker flower foliage.
The  Scare Me die consists of the wicked little tree and cat.  The cat reminds me of my cat Ms Malinki! LOL

... and before I sign off for another week, this weeks challenge is 'texture', to enter visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog... and don't forget to pop over for a visit and some wonderful inspiration from the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.
Till next week...
Sandie
xxx
Supplies List:
Kebab Skewer
AC Cardstock
Crop-O-Dile
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tag
Eyelet
Black Diamond Stickles

6 comments:

  1. Very clever!! Love them and so easy too!

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  2. Sandie, these are so adorable!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  3. Love your pumpkins Sandie and your tag! Very clever to use the stacker flowers as greenery for the tops. So sweet! xx

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  4. These are absolutely adorable!! Super clever leaves!!!

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  5. These are fun! :) What a brilliant table decoration :)



    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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