Paper Pumpkin Luminaries
Instead, you can create your own décor for a fraction of the price, like these beautiful Pumpkin Luminaries!
Supplies you’ll need:
- 12x12 Cardstock in the colors American Crafts BLUSH Smooth, BITTERSWEET Glimmer, Bazzill ALMOND CREAM, GLAMA PUMPKIN Translucent Vellum, and
- GLAMA PASTEL PINK Translucent Vellum
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Paper quilling tool
- Similar Pumpkin Luminaries SVG file can be purchased HERE
- Craft glue or hot glue
- White LED Flameless Tea Light Candles
The Pumpkin SVG comes with two layers. To give the lantern effect, cut the top layer from solid cardstock and the second layer from vellum.
One thing I decided to do prior to cutting everything out, was to use the circle shape and slice function in Design Space to create an opening in the bottom of the pumpkin to ensure there was plenty of room for the Flameless Tea Light Candle to fit when the pumpkin was placed on top.
To assemble these pumpkins, begin by gluing the vellum and cardstock layers together. Be sure to place glue on each one of the leaves to ensure they lay flat against the vellum when curved.
Next, take any one of the petals and curve it inward towards the center, and place a drop of glue on the circle at the top. Curve the adjacent petal inward and place its circle on top of the glue drop. Continue to do this until all six petals are joined together.
To create the stem, cut a strip of paper that is 0.25 inches in height and six inches in width. Quill the paper, pull the top out slightly, place glue at the base and position it at the pumpkin’s top center.