Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanksgiving Table Setting

I love making my table look special for the holidays. This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to include a cute favor that my guests could take home with them and came up with the paper pumpkins.

What you will need:
• 1 Sheet of 12x12 cardstock or patterned paper (whatever color you want your pumpkin to be)
• Scallop circle punch or die cut (I used the Marvy purple punch)
• Bind It All wire (I used 5/8”)
• Small piece of green paper (cardstock or patterned) to make the stem and leaves.
Step 1:
Cut out as many scallop circles as you can from your paper. I ended up getting 14 from my 12x12 piece of cardstock.

Step 2:
Fold scallop circles in half. If you are using cardstock it doesn’t matter which way it is folded if you are using patterned paper the side you want showing should be the inside of the fold.

Step 3:
Punch the holes with your Bind It All machine. Put the folded end in the machine and line up one of the scallops sticking out with the centre line and punch. There will be 2 scallops sticking out the farthest just use the same one each time you punch. One side will end up being punched off the paper but that’s ok.

Step 4:
Cut the end that the punch is coming off the paper. I cut up to the next scallop on each one as that gives it a good base to stand up on. Try and cut each piece in the same place.

Step 5:
Put all your pieces in the same direction and bind it using the Bind It All.

Step 6:
Glue the separate pieces together, don’t glue the fold’s together just the separate pieces this makes it sit open nicely. You don’t have to do this step if you are using cardstock as it’s all the same color but it will spread out nicer if you do it.

Step 7:
Roll a piece of green paper and slide it in the centre opening of the pumpkin for the stem. You can also cut out a leaf shape and add it.
Have fun and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning work Fleur ... absolutely gorgeous!

Shelley Haganman said...

This is beautiful Fleur!!

Sabrina MacDonald said...

Yay Fleur.

Lizzy said...

Any chance doing a video tutorial on this, I'm just so slow!
I'm getting my Bind it All on the 10th,thats when it shows it being delivered on the tracking!

TxScrapAddict said...

Love that pumpkin!!!!

sarah said...

how incredibly clever!!!! :) LOVE this!!!!

Shirley said...

This is just gorgeous! Love love love this!

Tish Treadaway said...

I love this, it's soooo pretty!

prashant said...

absolutely gorgeous! Work from home India