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!!!!!