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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paper Strip Pumpkins for Fall

Hi everyone.
Has Fall found it's way to where you live yet.  Even though it's officially Fall some areas just haven't heard the news and are still in the throws of some very hot summer temps - we were until this morning when the rains came and the temps finally dropped down into the mid 60's.  This won't last long but, I am loving it while it does.

Vintage, Paint and more...Paper strips used to make pumpkins for fall vignettes

Even with the warm tems I have gotten into full Fall mode here and have been crafting away making a few things for this year. A few weeks ago I told you about using the traditional colors of fall this year and that I also wanted to challenge myself to use a lot of paper crafts to do it with.  I first challenged myself to come up with a wreath and did this Paper Leaf Wreath I shared with you last week.

Vintage, Paint and more...A fall wreath made of paper leaves

I love the way it just seems to glow with the colors of fall - especially when put against the chalkboard.  So I then decided I needed to come up with some pumpkins to go with it.  That's when I decided to make some paper strip pumpkins out of some of my scrapbook paper.

Vintage, Paint and more... Strips of paper used to make some cute pumpkins for fall vignettes

These are so simple to make I found the instructions at It's Always Autumn. I followed these instructions and they took very little time to make several of these cute little guys to add to our fall decor.  These pumpkins are done with 6", 9" and 12" strips to get the different sizes.  You can come up with the size you like by altering the length of your strips.  I love that these can be customized to your decor by the different papers you can use.  So simple and so cute.

Vintage, Paint and more... Pumpkins made from strips of scrapbook paper
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Next week I will have another great project I made with paper lunch bags.  You won't want to miss this one.

Vintage, Paint and more... paper lunch bag crafting

What have you been working on and are you using one particular medium in your fall decor this year?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.  I answer all comments through email.

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page above.  Come on over and check out all the great projects and recipes linked up to these parties.  You never know what might inspire you.


  1. I absolutely LOVE these pumpkins! Your arrangements is simply gorgeous!

  2. I am excited to see what you are going to do with the paper bags! They are super cheap and I am betting you can get a great project out of them!!

  3. I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

  4. So glad I found your strip pumpkins. I have bunch of strips cut and ready but can't remember how they were put together, duh. Think it's been at least 2 yrs since I cut the strips. Altho I tried to put the strips into pumpkin form they weren't cooperating so put them away again. Such a simple thing. Love how your pumpkins look in your very pretty fall vignette. Happy weekend

  5. Thanks for sharing this fun-looking Fall craft with us. I will go over to the link you provided to see the provided the inspiration! I saw your post over at Boogieboard Cottage's blog party.

  6. Super cute Cathy! I started switching my Fall decor out for Halloween today. The kid in me still loves it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. They look wonderful, Cathy! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. Cute pumpkins Cathy! I love the wreath too. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!
    Blessings, Deborah