I've just really started thinking about decorating for fall. One idea that I've come across is accordion paper pumpkins. I think they are so adorable for fall décor. They are actually different sizes of paper medallions stacked together to form a pumpkin. Making them out of burlap would be a different twist on a cute idea don't you think!
Here's how I put one together.
Gather the following items:
tacky glue/ hot glue
small piece of brown burlap for stem
small piece of green burlap for leaves
small piece of foam noodle (optional)
The first thing you need to do is coat the orange burlap with mod podge and allow to dry.
Next, cut out 2 - 5 1/2 inch x 12 inch strips
2 - 5 inch x 12 inch strips
2 - 4 3/4 inch x 12 inch strips
2 - 4 1/2 inch x 12 inch strips
2 - 4 inch x 12 inch strips
1 - 2 1/2 inch 12 inch strip
Fold the burlap strips back and forth like an accordion, using the handle of the scissors to make crisp edges.
Glue the two strips together using tacky glue to create one large piece and then glue the ends together to create a pleated circle.
Cut out 2 small circles for each layer, top and bottom, to hold the accordion shape together.
Take the enclosed accordion circle and push down on the pleats until it flattens and push the edges toward the center, as close as possible, to create a medallion or rosette.
Add hot glue around the center and place a burlap circle on top and allow to dry. Once dry, turn over and glue another burlap circle to the center of the medallion.
Do the same for all the strips of burlap, creating six layers.
Stack the layers on top of each other beginning with the widest accordion piece, creating a pumpkin shape.
I used a piece of foam noodle between each layer to add a bit of "body" to the pumpkin and make it look a bit fuller.
To create the stem, I rolled a piece of brown burlap ribbon using a skewer and glued the end, then inserted a wire stem and wrapped it around a pencil to shape and hot glued it to the top layer.
Adding green burlap leaves to the top:
Take a little time to enjoy