Our Pumpkin Club on July 26 featured our awesome new Paper Pumpkin kit - Wish Big, and for me, was all about looking beyond the basic contents of one's kit for those little extras that knock your socks off! (If you want to get in on our Pumpkin Club action, it's free every month for my subscribers, and chock full of exclusive projects! Visit My Paper Pumpkin today to join!)
So, all our fun kits come wrapped in the cutest blue tissue paper, that I have been regretting throwing out since day one. I decided to change all that today!
Salvage about 5" wide of a full-length piece of tissue paper. Smooth it out as best you can, but don't fret over the wrinkles, really, it's just tissue paper, people!
Fold over one long edge once, maybe about 1 1/2" wide, then twice, creasing sharply. You're going to fold over one more time, so that you have 4 layers of tissue total in one long tube, but run a strip of snail adhesive down the folded edge to help hold everything in place first. Trim off the rest of the tissue and save for another project (hint, hint!)
Next, run box tape or maybe Fast Fuse down one edge. I found box tape easier in this instance, so it wasn't sticky while I did the next step, which is...
...Use fringe scissors down the un-adhesived edge of the tissue, cutting gently so as not to rip all that tissue right off, lol. Did you make the awesome Burlap & Blooms Wreath Kit from last year's Occasions Mini Catalog? This is just like the fringed flowers in that kit!
Once you're all fringed, peel off the backing from the box tape, and roll up the length into a nice pouf. You have to be careful to not let the fringes get away from you and try to stick to your box tape, it's a job!
To mount the flower on my little gift box, I actually pierced the finished blossom's base with a needle threaded with the white Baker's Twine that comes in the kit, and tied it on, along with the tag. You could also hot glue it right on, I suppose.
So what are YOUR Pumpkin Wishes this month?
Paper Pumpkin Wish Big Kit; plus, Banner Punch (for flagging the sentiment) & Fringe Scissors.
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