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Simple paper pumpkin decoration

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In this instructable i will show you how to make a simple pumpkin decoration, these can be done in a range of sizes are incredibly easy to make
 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

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Materials
5 x orange sheets of card or heavy weight paper
1 x green sheet of card or heavy weight paper
1 x black sheet of card or heavy weight paper

Tools
Scissors
Pencil (not pictured)
Stapler
Double sided tape

Step 2: Cutting the card

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take your sheets of card and cut each of them into four roughly equal strips. you will need about 18 strips so you will have a couple spare.

Now in batches of three arrange them so they meet at one end but are slightly splayed out with two strips on top and the center strip below. 

Staple the ends that meet together

repeat this six times or until you have enough to form a circle with them as pictured. you might want to lay them out on the floor for ease.

Step 3: Arranging the strips

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once you have the desired amount of strips arrange them as before but turn every second group of three over so that the two strips are at the bottom and the single strip at the top so when arranged out there is always a strip overlapping or under-lapping.

Staple the inner circle together

Step 4: Finishing off the body

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once all the strips are stapled start bringing the outermost strips together and stapling them. you may want to do it in batches of three as you did before or work your way round, its up to you just make sure that your strips are alternating over and under.

voila, you have your pumpkin shape.
doganb5 months ago
the cutest jack-o :-)
jessyratfink6 months ago
So cute! I made these in middle school - they're really fun. :D
Barry Neeson (author)  jessyratfink6 months ago
Thanks
aqua 126 months ago
Awesome I'm planning on making this
Barry Neeson (author)  aqua 126 months ago
brilliant, i hope there will be plenty of pictures :)
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