Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Make a Floral Wire Pumpkin Centerpiece

Are you on the search for unusual Fall and Halloween decorations to create?  Here's an inexpensive way to make a decorative pumpkin shape centerpiece!  It's so easy using twisted paper stem wire!  You can make this adorable centerpiece for just a few dollars for the stem wires and you probably already have the rest of what's needed on hand. But the best part is the many ways you can decorate it for Fall or Halloween are almost unlimited!

Let's begin by gathering the following materials:
  • Paper Stem Wire - 2pkgs
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Clips
  • Parchment paper
  • Acrylic Paint/brush
  • Brown paper bag
  • Embellishments
Then cut out four - 1 inch disks from cardboard.
 Next, hot glue the stem wires onto a disk, first in the 3, 6, 9, & 12 o'clock positions and then .  .  .
 glue on two more stems in between each one, spaced evenly.
Once the glue has dried, spread additional glue over the center stem ends on the disk and top with another disk applying pressure and let dry.


Next, center a large round bowl on top to curve the stem wires up and over. Hot glue a couple of stem wire ends (12, 6 position) to another disk, holding in place in the center with a piece of parchment paper over it and clips until dry.

Remove the bowl and continue gluing the ends of the stem wires to the disk following the clock positions, 3 & 9, then in between the others using parchment paper and clips to secure until the hot glue dries.

 Once all the stem ends are glued in place and dry, add hot glue over them and place the last disk on top, securing with clips until completely dry.

Press center down to shape of pumpkin. Adjust and smooth out stem wires for additional shaping. Then, paint and let dry.

 Next, cut out a section of a brown paper bag to make the stem.
Dampen with water and squeeze into a ball.

Open paper, folding lengthwise, and adding white glue along the folds.

Twist and shape paper into a stem - with one end narrow and bottom end wider, cutting off excess, as needed. Let dry.
Cut slits into stem bottom to cover and glue on to top disk.


Have fun decorating! 

I added fall leaves and a faux candle in the center that's on an automatic timer to come on at night and off at daylight, for a cool effect.




Thanks for stopping by

and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Fall Crafting!

10 comments:

  1. Having read this I believed it was extremely informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!
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  2. Genial¡¡
    Me encanta tu creatividad.
    Besos

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  3. It looks amazing, you did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  4. Gail that looks wonderful, I thought that was store bought til I kept reading. Using the bowl to shape is a great idea!

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  5. Oh how cool! I've never seen anyone make a DIY version of one of these. Thanks for breaking it all down.

    Stopping by from the Sweet Inspiration Linky!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. This would be such a great thing to make and place as a table centerpiece! I love it! Pinned.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks amazing, Gail! Very, very creative project and perfect for fall.

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  8. Gail that is one special pumpkin. I can't believe you just made that from scratch.

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  9. This is so creative, Gail! It's lovely, too. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! We'll be featuring this at today's party!

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  10. Gail, what a fabulous pumpkin and such a clever idea! Pinned

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