Hi sweet friends! Happy Fall!! Today I’m sharing another thrifty way to add a little Fall to your décor.
A few pieces of scrapbook paper and a yard sale frame is about all it took to create this fun quilled paper pumpkin:
This was so simple to make. And it was cheap, as in less than $2! That’s my kind of project!
Want to make one?
- Card Stock (I used one for the stem, three for the pumpkin, and one for the background.)
- Pumpkin silhouette. I drew this one to use as a template.
- Paper cutting tool
- Tiny flathead screwdriver
Start by cutting two pieces of card stock into 1/8″ strips. (You can purchase quilling strips already cut at your craft store, but this is a simple step and much cheaper.)
Cut a piece of cardstock in the shape of your pattern. I thought I wouldn’t have enough of the green, so I pulled a piece out of my stash that was close in color.
Glue the pumpkin to the background. Then outline the pumpkin with paper strips, attaching with glue as you go. I like these Zig glue pens I purchased at Michaels.
Roll a strip tightly around the tiny flathead.
Let it unravel to the desired size and glue in place.
You can pinch one end to create a petal or move the “eye” of the circle to one side for a different look. You can really have fun with it.
Continue to fill it incompletely…
You can roll half of your strip in one direction, then switch and roll the other half in the other direction to create two smaller circles too.
For the stem, outline in brown and fill in the same way.
Here is mine completely filled in. I removed the glass to get a picture without the glare.
The deer doesn’t say Fall at all, but I just found him at a thrift store for $1.58. Isn’t he a cutie?
This frame was a yard sale frame I found for a dollar. I painted it and sanded it bit.
Here it is with the glass, reflecting my china hutch.
I made a Quilled Paper Skull for my Halloween mantel last year. This is such an inexpensive way to add a little seasonal décor to your home.
I made this one to match my New Fall Wreath:
It also matches my Thrifty Fall Centerpiece. Would you believe I made it from these items?
If you missed it, it’s a must-see!
At least now you know why I chose green for my pumpkin! Of course you can choose a more traditional, vibrant color if you prefer.
I also have an amazing giveaway today to welcome Fall, my favorite season!! This will be my last giveaway for a while so make sure you register to win this one!
I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to give away two $250 Visa gift cards!
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Good luck on the giveaway and I hope you are inspired to try a little paper quilling! It is very relaxing, which makes it such an enjoyable project. 🙂
P.S. The Kitchen Aid Mixer giveaway is still going on too! Click on the image to register!
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