Happy Halloween–and a rosette pumpkin!

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We are having a cold, wet Halloween here in Georgia!  I confess that I really didn’t think we would get many kids, even though I had a huge bowl of candy at the door!  I’m happy to say that we had a fair number brave the elements, and most of the candy is gone!

Charlie is watching the movie “Luther”, and I decided to make a rosette pumpkin.  I have wanted to make one forever!  I poked around Pinterest and found directions for one that only took 4 sheets of 12×12 paper, so I gathered my supplies and got started!

To make things easier, I scored all the cardstock before cutting it.  I used sticky strip to attach the pieces together and my glue gun for the rest.  I think it turned out really cute!

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Here are the dimentions if you want to make one of your own:

Two strips of 2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 1/2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 3/4″ x 11″

Two strips of 3″ x 11″ plus one strip of 3″ x 4″

Two strips of 3″ x 11″ plus one strip of 3″ x 4″

Two strips of 2 3/4″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 1/2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2″ x 11″

Score all strips at 1/2″ intervals.

There are you tube videos showing how to assemble the pumpkin.

My stem was 2 strips of soft suede cut at 2 1/2″ x 11″.  I don’t have the fringe cut scissors, so I free hand cut the fringe, then trimmed the uncut edge down a bit.  If I make another pumpkin, I will trim the uncut side down even further–I think I’d prefer a short, chunky stem!

It was a fun way to pass the evening!

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon

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