This pumpkin is one of the projects that I showed in my Workshop Wow presentation at Stampin' Up!'s Regional Seminar in Fort Worth. To see the other projects, please click here.
I decided to post this tutorial first since more people asked about this project. I used a brown coffee filter for this project. You can make a pumpkin with brighter colors if you use a white coffee filter.
The coffee filters that I used in this project are about 8" in diameter. They are the 8-12 cup size that you find in grocery stores. To make larger pumpkins, you can use the larger commercial coffee filters. You may be able to find them in restaurant supply stores.
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Phrases, Baroque Motifs
Classic Ink Pads: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: More Mustard
Punches: Small Oval, 1/16" hole punch
Big Shot and Leaves #2 Die
Ribbon: Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Coffee Filters: One brown (unbleached) and one white.
Needle and Thread
Washer (I used one that is slightly smaller than 1" in diameter
Step 1. Sponge More Mustard on the coffee filter.
Step 2. Sponge Tangerine Tango on the coffee filter.
Step 3. With Elegant Eggplant, stamp Baroque Motifs on the coffee filter.
Step 4. Using a needle and thread, baste around the edge of the filter. I used stitches that were about 1/4" long and basted a little more than 1/4" away from the edge.
Step 5. Glue a small washer in the center of the inside of the filter. The weight of the washer will help keep your pumpkin from rolling around. I glued a piece of coordinating card stock between the washer and the coffee filter since the filter is so thin.
Step 6a. Put a piece of polyester fiberfill in the center of your pumpkin.
Step 6b. Pull the basting thread to gather the pumpkin around the fiberfill. Adjust the gathers while you are tightening the thread so that it gathers up evenly. Add or remove fiberfill to fit your pumpkin.
Step 7. Tie off the basting thread. You can see the twig on the side that you will use in the next step.
Step 8. Glue the twig into the center of the pumpkin.
Step 9. Die cut 3 leaves using your Big Shot and the Leaves #2 die. Sponge Old Olive on both sides of all three leaves. Using Elegant Eggplant, stamp Baroque Motifs on each leaf. Trim one section off of the leaf to make it smaller.
Step 10 and 11. Glue the leaves to the twig. I used Stampin' Up!'s multipurpose liquid glue. Using Fabulous Phrases, stamp Gratitude on a piece of More Mustard Card Stock and punch with the small oval. Use the 1/16" hole punch and add a piece of linen thread.
Step 12. Tie a piece of Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon on the twig while also adding the tag. I used a mini glue dot to hold the ribbon onto the twig.
Here is the same pumpkin with its Halloween outfit on. The Halloween items are removable so you can use the same pumpkin for fall. Click here for details.
Enjoy your pumpkin.
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