I love when I come across an idea that makes me smile. Today's project is one of them. Inspired by the talented Melissa Davies, these 3-D projects have been a hit with my stampers.
This adorable paper pumpkin came together in a snap. I purchased small terra cotta pots from a local craft store for .69 each. Using mini glue dots at the top and bottom of each strip, I glue the strips on the inside and bottom of the pot. For this particular size pot, it took 15 strips of 1/2" x 4" pieces.
My next piece of fruit was intended to be an apple, although my husband thinks it resembles a tomato more. Whatever! I used 22 strips of paper on this one just to see how it would look without the gaps between paper. While I don't mind the look of the apple (or tomato) I think I prefer the gaps on the pumpkin!
These projects are a great way to use your scraps of designer series paper that you've been hoarding. Wouldn't these be great centerpieces for the holidays? Or, place tags on the table? There are various sized pots available at the store so you could have all sorts of fruit on the table!
The center "stem" is a cookie stick (sold in packs of 25 and 60 in various sizes). I also got these from the craft store. They come in white so I rolled them in my Early Espresso ink pad (the new pads make this VERY easy to do). I had colored sticks in seconds! I used a hot glue gun on the bottom to secure the stick inside.
So go get out those scraps and get gluing! These come together quickly and easily. These can be filled with sugary treats or anything else that will fit within the pot. Have fun with it!
Have a blessed day! Thanks for visiting!