Okay, its a little early but its been so dry here and my husband keeps talking about harvest starting any day (he works for a seed company) that I’m already thinking fall! These pumpkins came from a variation of the exploding gift box. You can adjust them to be tall and skinny or short and fat depending on how you curl and secure your paper.
I am soooooo ‘geeked’; this is the first project created on my new Zing! What a lovely little machine this is, making a very small footprint in my craft room space compared to other tools I have! It’s very easy to move around, and will be a joy to travel with! AND…It was so easy to set up, I was rocking and rolling within 20 minutes (I admit it probably helped that I’ve been a Maxx owner for 4 years).
Adirondack ink and applicator tool – Terra Cotta
Green Pipe Cleaner
First, you’re going to cut the pumpkin file:
Next, using your applicator, add some dark edges:
Then, peel out your cut design:
Use a cylinder to shape the side pieces (mostly at the base and the top). Take the pipe cleaner, and put it through the center hole. Create a circle on the underside of your pumpkin so that it will sit flat:
Then, turn the pumpkin over and start feeding the pipe cleaner through each of the holes in the pumpkin’s side pieces. Twist the pipe cleaner at the top to hold them securely. Add leaves if desired and/or use the extra pipe cleaner length as vines.
Remember, you can have short or tall pumpkins depending on how you curl the paper at the top and bottom and at what height you secure the pipe cleaner.
I added this leaf cut file to the download:
If you already downloaded the pumpkin, you’ll have to re-download to get the leaf file. (Sorry, the free file is no longer available)