Monday, October 29, 2012

Off to the pumpkin patch

Happy Monday everyone! It's been a while since I've posted - life sometimes throws us curve balls. But things are settling down now and it's time to get crackin! Below is my post for Authentique's "Pinspired Monday" - today's project was a lot of fun to create, and I hope it inspires you to created some seasonal fun!
~ Pinspired Monday ~

My project today was inspired by my love of Halloween, and especially pumpkins!

And my Pinspiration was this wonderful paper pumpkin from whipperberry

So off I went to my paper stash and pulled out "Enchanted" and go to work.

I loved how simple this project really was. Wet paper strips, twist into sticks and let set. For the thinner strips I twisted the paper around florist's wire for more strength. The great thing is that Authentique's paper is nice and thick, so water is all that's needed to make it pliable and to "set". Other sites used ModgePodge for this project but I didn't need it! 

Once all the paper twists were ready, I pulled out the hot glue gun and started attaching the twists to a stem. Round and round and some singed fingertips later and I was done! The curly stems are paper wrapped around florist wire, then twisted around a pen for better curl.

I hope you are inspired to create your own magic pumpkin this Halloween. And don't forget that pumpkins are great for Thanksgiving too, and "Thankfully" Authentique has the perfect paper for that too!

~ Products used ~
Enchanted paper collection