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We have Thanksgiving at my home each year. I love dressing up the table with place cards for all the guests. This pumpkin quilling pattern could be used for any fall themed party whether that’s Halloween or Thanksgiving. It’s very simple and small enough to fit on a place card or even a notecard.
Pumpkin Quilling Pattern
Quilling involves shaping strips of paper into different patterns. I’ve been doing quilling for several years but am still pretty much a novice. This pumpkin quilling pattern is easy enough for a beginner to do.
What is quilling?
Quilling or paper filigree is a paper art that involves rolling, shaping and gluing thin strips of paper to create decorative designs. Quilling has been around since the Renaissance age and can be very simple or amazingly complex.
I’ve been quilling for a few years but my projects are still quite basic. So, if you’re new to the craft, there is no reason you can’t do this pumpkin quilling project too.
How do you make the rolled paper quills?
The individual circles of rolled paper are made using a quilling tool. It’s a small metal tool with a nib on one side. You slide a strip of quililng paper into that nib and you twist the tool until you have a roll the size you need.
What kind of paper do I need?
There are special 1/8″ wide strips of colored paper that are used for this pumpkin quilling project. It’s important that they are all a uniform size. So, you could try to make your own. But, it is so much easier to just purchase a package of strips.
Pumpkin quilling pattern materials
Pumpkin quilling pattern directions
- Cut the card stock into roughly 4″ x 3″ size
- Using the orange quilling paper, make a circle and pinch both ends to create a diamond. This is the center of the pumpkin. Glue shut if necessary.
- Using the orange quilling paper, make two more circles. Gently pinch both ends to create a diamond. Then pinch the center of one side and round slightly to form a crescent. Glue shut if necessary.
- Using the brown quilling paper, create a small circle. Pinch three points to make a triangle. This is the stem of the pumpkin. Glue shut if necessary.
- Using the green quilling paper, create a small circle. Pinch both ends to create a diamond. This is the leaf of the pumpkin. Glue shut if necessary.
- Carefully position the pumpkin pieces on the card stock to make your pumpkin.
- Add the person’s name to your card or if you prefer, you can print out their name on the computer onto white card stock before applying your design for this pumpkin quilling pattern.
You can lean the card against a mini pumpkin or place it in a wired place card holder if you have one. You could even place it flat on the plate. Or, you could use this pumpkin quilling pattern to make a field of pumpkins. It’s totally up to you.
This is a simple craft that you can use to decorate your place setting any time during the fall season. You could use it for Halloween or Thanksgiving specifically. Or, you could use it any time you entertain during the fall.
Other types of paper crafts
If you enjoy papercrafts like this pumpkin quilling project, there are lots of different types of techniques that you can learn. Have you ever considered teabag folding? Or, you might want to try origami. You could learn to make these butterflies and then attach them to your notecards. Crafting with paper is one of my favorite ways to relax after a long day. There are so many different things that you can make with a few simple supplies. And, it’s relatively inexpensive too.
For more fun fall DIY’s like this pumpkin quilling pattern, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to make homemade fall leaf placemats by Tools 2 Tiaras
- How to make pressed leaves by Life with Lisa
- Celebrity Costume Hacks by Champagne Living
- Carving Pumpkins by Controlled Confusion
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