This is a great recycle project using corrugated cardboard, a small ornamental pumpkin, mod podge, paint, glitter, scissors and hot glue . . . all you probably have in your stash.
- I used an oval crock pot top as a guide to draw two pumpkin shapes on cardboard boxes I got from Costco's box bins and then I cut the shapes out with an xacto knife.
- Next, folded the pumpkin shape in half, lining up the edges. I measured the small pumpkin and guessed at drawing a 1/2 oval shape opening at the center edge that the little pumpkin would fit in and cut out. Tried the small pumpkin for fit in opening which turned out almost perfect.
- I used the first cut out on the second cardboard pumpkin to draw an exact measurement and opening to cut out.
- Painted cardboard pumpkins metallic copper orange and let dry. After drying I decided that the color was too plain so I painted each side with mod podge and sprinkled orange glitter over the wet glue. After drying, I sealed the glitter with another coat of mod podge and let dry.
- Folded the oval pumpkins in half and hot glued the folded centers together, lining up edges and open circles and let dry.
- Inserted small pumpkin into the cutout for fit and stability and then removed. Drew a straight line on bottom about a 1/4 inch from edge and cut off to allow the dimensional pumpkin to stand. Re-inserted pumpkin.
- Cut out two leaf shapes from corrugated cardboard painted green and sprinkled with glitter. Hot glued leaves to top of pumpkin.
- To make the stem, I cut a strip of corrugated cardboard painted brown, inserted a piece of wire leaving the end exposed, curled it around a pencil and inserted end wire into top of pumpkin.
This would make a great centerpiece for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Take a little time to enjoy