Corky Pumpkin DecorationsPosted on Aug 24, 2017 8:34:00 PM by Kim Rippere
Use Glue Dots® Advanced Strength or All Purpose Dots™ to make cute corky pumpkin decoration for the fall season. Creative Maker Kim's Corky Pumpkin decorations are so easy to make, you'll have pretty decorations in no time.
Made by: Kim Rippere
Time: 30 minutes
Size: 4" x 5"
Here's what you need:
- Glue Dots® Advanced Strength Dot N Go™ or All Purpose Dots™
- 3-inch styrofoam ball, bottom shaved so it will sit.
- DCWV Paper: Printed Cork Chevron and Wood Grain sheets
- Canvas Corp Brands White & Kraft Lace paper
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - French Lime
- Toothpick (not shown)
Here's what you need:
Shave a little from the ball so that it will sit well.
Cut 28, 12-inch long strips from the piece of chevron printed cork. Tear these into 2" strips. Keep 3-5 to the side.
Bend each strip in half, adhere ends together with Advanced Strength or All Purpose Glue Dots.
Adhere the ends of these loops to the ball with an Advanced Strength or All Purpose Glue Dots. The first layer is placed so that the loop touches the surface of what the pumpkin will be resting on.
Adhere loops around, keeping to the general chevron pattern. The next layer is placed about .5-inch above the first, with the loops alternating in between those on the previous layer. Repeat for two more rows, for a total of four rows.
The final layer will contain the reserved strips that have been trimmed to 1.5-1.75 inches in length. Adhere as explained above.
Wrap a toothpick with Glue Dots Advanced Strength adhesive, leaving about 3/4 of an inch at the bottom.
Cut a 4" x .75" piece of wood grain printed cork . Wrap the toothpick with the cork, imperfectly.
To create the spirals, cut 3 strips .5" x 12" and tear one in half.
Spray Canvas Corp Brands White & Kraft Lace paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist French Lime. At an angle wrap each around a bamboo skewer or something with a small diameter. Trim the ends that will be sticking up so they are at an angle.
Put all the ends of the spirals together at the top, overlapping. Push the toothpick through all the layers into the styrofoam ball.
I live with my partner (Edward), 2 indoor cats, 2 outdoor feral cats I am luring, and a dog in the far southwest corner of Georgia. I have been creating for my whole life, from quilts, to locker hooking, to interior decorating, to paper crafting! The list was just growing and growing. I decided that I need to focus on something and choose paper crafting…which has now grown into card making, quilling, mixed media, artist trading cards, altered art, and swapping! lol.