By Shellye McDaniel
Happy Fall! While planning an upcoming Fall Festival at our school, I came up with a colorful and fun Halloween garland that we can hang from the ceiling in the foyer. For the project I’ve used a few basic tools from We R Memory Keepers: the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, the Elegant Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.
To get started, I trimmed the “5th Avenue” Patterned Paper from the Urban Chic Collection down to 1.5” X 2.5” rectangles, which fits the Mini Alphabet Punch. Following the instructions, I punched the number “8” from each rectangle of paper and set them aside.
From the 3X5 Paper Pad, the orange sheet was cut into four sections to measure 1.5” X 2.5”.
To create the pumpkins, the center of each rectangle was punched at the center on the top and bottom. Next, all four corners were corner-rounded using the same Mini Alphabet Punch.
For the stem of the pumpkin, I used the curvy line from the Elegant Serif Font Punch and punched it from brown kraft paper found in the 3X5 Paper Pad. The leaves and ‘vine” were punched from the green 3X5 paper using the Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.
The pumpkins were dressed with the leaves, stem and vine. Each end of the shapes were punched with a small hole punch and then strung with baker’s twine.
Add faces to the pumpkin if you’d like to change the design up a bit for Halloween!