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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Punched Styrofoam Pumpkin

Good Tuesday Morning Peeps!!

Yesterday I spent part of my day making this fun little pumpkin. I first saw one like this HERE.

I thought it was so cute and clever, I wanted to make one. I had picked up a couple of Styrofoam balls when I first saw this and just never got around to making it til now. I used a 5 inch ball to make mine. I am not sure what size was used in the one Connie made, I just choose a Styrofoam ball that I thought would be a good size. It took ALOT of flowers to cover this ball. I didn't count but a punched them out, three different times, each time thinking I had enough. LOL!! The SU 5 petal flower punch is what I used. Each flower was sponged with tangerine ink and curled with my bone folder. I used some Super Fine straight pins to hold each flower in place.

I cut the bottom of the Styrofoam ball off flat so it would sit without rolling away. after covering the ball with the pumpkin pie flowers I used the extra large flower punch and some old olive card stock to make the top, stem. I added buttons to the top for the stem, I used my glue gun to hold the stack together. I also randomly added some orange buttons around the ball. I wanted to add some curly vines to the top and I had some of this small floral wire in silver, so I used it, I thought it would be OK it matches the straight pin heads!! I finished it off with a bow made of old olive grosgrain ribbon.

Well, that is all from me thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!



LesleyfromWI said...

I so have to try this. I love fall and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing

Marisa said...

All your work paid off, Vicki. This is too cute :)

Connie Babbert said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Wasn't it fun to make? Thanks for the link back to my blog!

Wendy said...

WOW...Vicki, this turned out awesome! I was trying to picture this when you we're telling me about it yesterday and now that i've seen it....I love it!! I bet this was alot of work but all your hard work paid off! Super job!! :)

Joanna said...

Love this! What an awesome idea!

Rhonda Langley said...

Very clever! That's a lot of punched flowers! You are very patient!