The Halloween season is here and do-it-yourself decorations are a fun treat for the whole family! These paper pumpkins are easy to make and to replicate for your own indoor family pumpkin patch.
WHAT YOU NEED
*1 piece of orange scrapbook or construction paper
*1/8-inch to 1/2-inch wide fabric ribbon
*Green and/or black scraps of paper
HOW YOU DO IT
1. Use the ruler to measure and mark the orange construction paper at one-inch intervals.
2. Cut orange paper into one-inch-wide strips.
3. Use the hole punch to punch a hole at either end of each strip.
4. Stack up the strips. Thread a length of ribbon through the holes at one end of all the strips. Tie a knot in the ribbon, so it doesn’t slip back through the holes.
5. Pull the ribbon and thread through the holes at the other end of the strips. Pull it tight enough so that the strips bow out and tie another knot at the end.
6. Pull apart the strips to form a sphere.
7. Add a green paper leaf to the top for a festive fall pumpkin or a black paper jack-o-lantern face for a spooky pumpkin!
WHO THOUGHT THIS UP
OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they’re closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.