3D Pumpkin Place Card
by Melissa Bove
Create a cute paper pumpkin decoration for your holiday table.
- Patterned paper in fall colors, 8 1/2" x 11"
- Paper trimmer
- Thanksgiving sentiment (stamped or digital)
- Thanksgiving themed tag, personalized
- Mini 1/2" wood spools (2)
- Scallop circle dies or punches (Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles used here)
- Die cutting machine (if using circle dies)
- Hot glue gun
Cut patterned paper into 1" strips lengthwise using a paper trimmer. (For a smaller pumpkin, cut across the paper instead.)
Form a ring with the first strip, securing the ends with hot glue. Make sure patterned side is facing out.
Adhere another strip to the first ring to make a cross.
Continue to add the strips until you form a ball.
Die cut or punch a 4" and 1 3/4" scalloped circle out of patterned paper.
Hot glue the larger circle to the bottom center of the pumpkin, and the smaller circle to the top center of the pumpkin.
Trim a strip of patterned paper to fit around the mini spools; wrap around the spool and adhere. (You can also use twine, string or ribbon, if you prefer.)
Sponge on some brown ink to darken or distress the spools.
Hot glue the wood spools to the center of the small die cut circle. Slightly offset one for a whimsical look.
Embellish the pumpkin top as desired to complete the project.
For the sample, a twine bow, button, tag and thanksgiving banner were added to the top of the pumpkin.
Use the finished project to decorate a holiday table or display.