Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homemaking Tip - Fiddling with Paper Pumpkins

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.  Or something like that.

That's what I kept thinking today.  Embassies in chaos, people in revolt, men dying, lives in sorrow and distress, and here I sit . . . making paper pumpkins.

Closer to home the laundry needs folding, supper needs fixing, sidewalk needs washing, a stack of odds and ends needs putting away, lessons need preparing, and here I sit . . . making paper pumpkins.

Would you like to make some?

1.  Cut four circles of equal size.

2.  Crumple the circles to give them dimension and then fold them in half.

3.  Layer the half circles as shown.

4.  Glue the half circles into place.

5.  Ink the edges for a richer look.
Cut out two leaves and ink them, too.

6.  Add a brad to the center for stability and detail.

7.  Glue a piece of twine or ribbon for the stem and add leaves.

8.  Glue paper pumpkin to embossed sack, or un-embossed sack, or
scrapbook page, or just make a stack . . .
as, sadly, Rome burns.

1 comment:

Grace said...

I want to make pumkins with you... Those are so adorable! Nothing like crafting to take your mind off of things. I miss you!