Fall Project Roundup

Happy Friday, and happy (soon-to-be) fall y’all! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fall projects our design team members have shared this week. Today we thought we’d finish things off with a roundup of past fall projects to keep those cozy creative juices flowing. We love creating for this time of year, and we hope you do too! Enjoy!

We R Memory Keepers Fall Project Roundup

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

We’re loving the texture that the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads add to this festive fall pumpkin wreath! It’s super easy to make, and you can learn how to do it for yourself HERE on our blog.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Owl Gift Bag

This is a favorite that you may have seen before, but we just can’t help including it. We just love owls for the fall! Grab your Gift Bag Punch Board, and CLICK HERE to learn how to make this owl gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Gift Bag

Owl Pillow Boxes

Okay, owls again. But who can resist these little guys? They’re so easy to make with the Pillow Box Punch Board. Find the how-to on our blog HERE.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Pillow Boxes

Fall FUSEables Mini Album

Record your favorite fall memories in a darling DIY mini album made with the FUSEables card kit and the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for more photos and full instructions.

We R Memory Keepers FUSEables Fall Album

Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Share some yummy home baked (or store bought) fall goodies with your loved ones in these darling fall apple goodie bags. You can make your own with the Goodie Bag Guide and some glassine papers from the Oh Goodie Collection. Visit our blog HERE for instructions.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Tag, you’re it! Now it’s your turn to share. Please visit our Facebook page HERE and share the fall projects you’ve been working on. We can’t wait to see, and happy fall crafting!

Fall Party Favors

Hello friends, and thanks for stopping by today! It’s Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun fall project with you. Using my 123 Punch Board, I modified the traditional box it makes and created these pretty tie boxes that are the perfect favor for any fall occasion!

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

First, I selected some fall inspired papers from Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I trimmed each paper to 8×8 inches with my Dial Trimmer. It’s such a handy tool with six different blade options at my fingertips!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board for making a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch box, except I made a slight modification at the end of the instructions: instead of punching all the corners with the corner slitter on the board, I punched them with the corner rounder.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also made a few more alterations to the regular box the 123 Punch Board makes: I cut slits in opposite flaps as shown below; I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile on the 1/8 inch setting about 1/4 inch below the end of each corner; I added adhesive to the cut flaps on the outside of the box as shown below.

Tie Box by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can find more detailed instructions for making this tie box in the 123 Punch Board instruction booklet. You can also watch a short video tutorial I filmed HERE on my YouTube channel.

Once I finished assembling the box, I added a strip of washi tape as a border around the box. Tip: to ensure that the washi tape pattern can be seen over the patterned paper, add the washi tape to a strip of white paper first, then tape it around the box.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a dimensional sticker from the collection to the front of each box. They’re perfect for this size box, and they each have a sweet sentiment making the boxes perfect favors for any fall celebration.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each box with some of my favorite chocolates–Hershey’s Nuggets! To close the boxes, I threaded a 12 inch strand of twine through each hole following the instructions in the 123 Punch Board booklet, gently pulled it tight, and then tied it in a bow.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

What’s really great about these boxes, is you can use them as a favor for any occasion or season. Just change out the papers and colors, and you’re set for whatever you happen to be celebrating!

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration this week. Happy fall crafting friends!

Supplies:

123 Punch Board
Dial Trimmer
Crop-A-Dile

Heart of Home 12×12 Paper Pad by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.
Heart of Home Washi Tape by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.
Heart of Home Dimensional Stickers by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.

Fall Table Runner with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome! Chantalle with you, and today I would love to share a simple and stylish piece of home décor you can create yourself with basic supplies and your Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I’ve created a leaf table runner, which is the perfect size for my coffee table and looks great on the dinner table too! I love the warm shades, which coordinate beautifully with my furniture.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the organic shapes the leaves take on when joined together!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I started this project off by grabbing some coloured felt from my local craft store. These sheets were A4 size and I got two sheets in four different shades. I then used my beautiful rose gold fabric scissors that come in a 2 pack. The other pair of Stitch Happy scissors is a platinum colour and has been created specifically for paper. These two beauties, combined with my gold ones make the perfect molten trio!

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers
I cut out as many leaf shapes as I could get out of each sheet of felt, varying the sizes of the leaves, so I had a good mix of shapes and colours. I chose to keep the shape quite simple this time, but it would also be fun to mix different leaf shapes I think!

I ran each leaf through my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine using White Multimedia Thread for the main vein down the centre. I then switched to a regular weight thread and continued to sew a few more, finer veins branching out along each leaf.

NOTE: Remember to change out your needle to match your thread weight.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the awesome texture the Multimedia Thread adds to the leaves. As you can imagine, between two rounds of stitching, there were plenty of ends to snip off!

Another tip would be to backstitch when starting and ending each line of stitching. This will prevent your hard work from coming undone once you snip off excess thread.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

When all the leaves were complete, I laid them out on some baking paper on my dining room table. I did this because I chose to use hot glue to adhere them together and didn’t want to risk damaging the table. I actually used low melt temperature glue sticks, which weren’t as scalding on the old fingertips!!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

The reason for the hot glue was also because I could get a strong bond, quickly without risking movement of the leaves while waiting for glue to dry. I also preferred this method to sewing them together as I felt I had just the right amount of visible stitching. This felt was already slightly stiff, so I didn’t have to use any backing material. One could use Fusing material if your felt was softer and you would prefer it to be a bit more rigid. One could even back sections with cork to make it heat resistant on the table!

 Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Here is a full-length shot of the runner. I think it would make quite a nice wall hanging as well!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine 

Here is a closer look at the stitching. You will love and adore sewing with thicker multimedia threads with the Stitch Happy!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

This project is easily adapted to suit different seasons or special events.

I hope you will give it a try!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

Happy travels!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy White Multimedia Thread

Stitch Happy Scissors

Stitch Happy Machine Needles

Fall Card with the Dial Trimmer

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card for fall! The leaves have begun to change and the nights are beginning to cool off. School is back in session and its back to Friday night lights! It was time to make a warm and cozy card with texture and the new We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer helped me achieve my goal! Check out this great new tool!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Feeling plaid-ish for fall, I grabbed this flannel-looking patterned paper from onecanoetwo’s Creekside collection. I wanted to make it feel like a cozy blanket. To add those edges and feel, I used the deckle edge on the Dial Trimmer.

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Dial Trimmer is SO fantastic! On the top of the trimmer are 6 different blades. Simply turn the dial to whichever blade you want, slide it down and cut! The Dial Trimmer also has an extendable arm, which means that cutting paper up to 12×12 inches is a breeze!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

For the rest of my card, I used other parts from the Creekside collection. One of my favorite card-making tips is; fussy cut patterned paper. I cut the tag, the extra acorn, and the wood slices from different pieces of patterned paper. Instant embellishments!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is ready to snuggle up for fall?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts/ onecanoetwo

Bazzill

Fall Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout that I created using three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the Typecast Typewriter, and the Frame Punch board. I find myself constantly reaching for these tools.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When Fall finally rolls around, I am giddy! I LOVE everything about Fall. It’s by FAR my favorite season. Scrapbooking about Fall is so much fun. I was thrilled to sit down and create a Fall themed layout. The first thing I did was create 4 frames with the Frame Punch Board. The frames are 4 inches square with a 1-inch border along the bottom. The frame punch board makes creating polaroid frames so easy!

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Once the frames were finished, I added photos to two of them, a title in one of them, and journaling in the remaining frame. My Typecast Typewriter is my favorite way to write my journaling. My handwriting is so big and so loopy that I can’t fit handwritten journaling into small spaces on my layouts. Fitting journaling into small spaces is a perfect task for the Typecast Typewriter. I adhered the frames to a neutral piece of patterned paper for the background. I slightly offset the frames to create a little bit of interest.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When I had my frames in place I wanted to add a border along the top and the bottom of the layout. I cut small patterned paper strips and stitched them in place using the Stitch Happy sewing machine. I adore this machine! I love that it can stitch through several layers of paper and that it stitches with thicker thread.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall is on it’s way and I have a jump start on my Fall scrapbooking! I’m a happy girl! How will you document your Fall memories?

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Frame Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Typecast Typewriter

Midnight Haunting Collection by Pebbles

Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles

Fall Project Roundup

Fall is officially upon us friends, and we thought we would fill your Friday with some fabulous fall inspiration. We’ve collected six of the most popular past fall projects from our blog to get you in the mood for some crafting this weekend. So sit back, grab a warm cup of something, and get your Pinterest boards ready!

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Owl Gift Bag

Let’s start things off with this popular owl gift bag project. This easy Gift Bag Punch Board project is perfect for fall gift giving. Grab a circle and oval cutter, and some Enamel Dots and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE for full instructions.

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Easy Fall Favors

These little guys are perfect for a classroom favor, board meeting, block party, or just to say “thanks” to your mail carrier. They’re super easy to put together with the Evolution Advanced and besides, who doesn’t love some candy corn? CLICK HERE for full instructions.

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Fall Luminaries

Give your porch a fall makeover with some inviting fall luminaries! Run some simple white or brown paper lunch sacks through the Evolution Advanced with a leaf shaped die. Fill in the shape with some printed vellum and add a flameless votive candle. So pretty! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

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Embossed Fall Card

Add some rich fall texture to your projects with the Evolution Advanced and the Next Level Embossing Folders. Your handmade cards will leave a good impression. (See what I did there?) CLICK HERE for instructions for this project.

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Fall Mini Canvas

For quick and easy fall home decor, grab a mini canvas from your local craft store and layer, layer, layer with your favorite fall patterned paper, die cuts, burlap, and twine. Spray paint a mini easel to display it. We love these faux leather Thickers! CLICK HERE for more details on this project.

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Owl Pillow Boxes

Owls are so adorable on fall projects, we thought they deserved another post! These darling owl pillow boxes are another very popular project from our blog. The Pillow Box Punch Board helps these cuties come together in no time. CLICK HERE for full instructions to make these for your next fall celebration.

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Well, that’s all for now friends. We hope these projects have inspired you. Pull out your favorite We R tools and have a blast creating fall goodies this weekend!

 

Supplies:

Gift Bag Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders
Thickers
Pillow Box Punch Board

Happy Fall Card

This Saturday the craft industry is celebrating World Cardmaking Day, so this week on the blog we’ll be featuring handmade cards from our design team. First up is Shellye with a cute and clever fall card she made using the…wait for it…Crush Valentine’s Day collection. What? Check it out below!

 

Hello, We R fans!  Shellye here with a “Happy Fall” card made with leftovers from the Crush Valentine Collection!

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This beautiful photo on Pinterest caught my eye, so it used it for inspiration:

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I started by making the pumpkin from a 3X5 piece of the “Love Defined” paper.  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and rounded the edges as you would in making the “O”.  Next I punched the decorative “v” shape into one side.  I used a dark orange chalk ink to add some shading around the edge of the pumpkin.

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I also wanted to add some fun texture, so I used the smallest tool from the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and black/orange twine to whip up a fun embellishment.  They’re quite fun to make (I’m thinking a string of these would be cute for a Halloween garland!)

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I love the new Frame Punch Board, so I used it to make a 4X6 frame from the “XOXO” Paper.  The opening was filled with a plain piece of black cardstock.

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The pumpkin was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive and then embellished with an acetate star from the Crush Ephemera Pack and the pom pom.

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To mimic the decoration on the inspiration photo, I used the gold comma stickers from the Crush Thickers and then topped a few with aqua enamel dots from my stash.

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“Happy Fall” was spelled out using the letter stickers found on the Crush Sticker Assortment Sheet.

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To carry out the aqua color, the “Hypnotized” paper was used as a mat and then mounted onto the 5X7 card front.

Happy Fall!

Supplies:

Crush Collection: Hypnotized Paper; XOXO Paper; Love Defined Paper; Sticker Sheet; Ephemera Pack
Pom Pom Maker
Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Black Cardstock

 

 

Fall Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to a layout I created about our fall experience last year.  We live in FL, so we won’t be seeing fall type things until at least January so we took a little vacation to celebrate real fall last year.  The new High Five collection that We R Memory Keepers just released was so perfect for our pictures and I love that I was able to mix in a few other collections so easily!

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I began my page with the journaling card, Oh the Places You’ll Go, and my 4×6 picture, this is my “photo block” and the beginning of most of my layouts.  To keep a fall feel, I chose the light wood grain paper from the Typecast collection to use as my background, with a map paper chosen from the 8.5×11 pad.  The bold colors of the High Five collection look stunning when mixed with some lighter shades and bring more notice to my photos.

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I love using the 6×6 paper pads to add in layers and splashes of color, without cutting up my 12×12 pieces.  The smaller patterns are also easier to mix and match sometimes I have found.

Design Tip:  I love cutting 4×6 pieces and 2×3 pieces from the 6×6 paper pads and my leftovers which allow me to mix things up easily, sometimes even trying color combos and designs that I might not have tried otherwise.

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To anchor my “photo block” and to add some additional color, I chose a floral sticker from the Wildflower collection.  This was a perfect place to tuck in a few small wallet sized pictures and to build my sentiment/title.  Aren’t those buttons the cutest!  And I love that they don’t add much bulk in to my page either.

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I used a yellow arrow design from the Wildflower 6×6 paper pad to lead the eyes down the page and to add some bold color.  But my favorite piece has to be the typed journaling that I was able to include on my page using the new We R Memory Keepers Typewriter!

The addition of a few fall leaves cut from the Kraft 3×5 paper pad completed my fall layout made from mixing and matching the various We R Memory Keepers collections!

 

Supplies:

Typecast 12×12 paper pad
Typecast 8.5×11 paper pad
Typewriter
Kraft 3×5 paper pad
Wildflower collection 6×6 paper pad
Wildflower Stickers
High Five collection:  Plastic Buttons, Stickers, 6×6 paper pad, Awesome paper, Ephemera

Fall Gift Idea: Caramel Apple Popcorn Goodie Bags

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with a delicious gift idea for fall. If you love caramel apples, you’re going to love this caramel apple popcorn:

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Throughout the fall I make several large batches of this yummy stuff. It’s a basic caramel popcorn with dried apple slices tossed in. I love to share, so I pulled out a few sheets of Oh Goodie glassine paper and made some apple-themed goodie bags to fill with popcorn.

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I used the scalloped Goodie Bag Guide to make my bags. I chose red paper because I used red apples in the recipe. Once filled with popcorn, I stapled ribbon to the closed bags. The green ribbon is like leaves and the gingham is for a fun, fall touch.

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I covered up the staple with an Oh Goodie gold seal. I used the Typeset typewriter to type the names of my gift recipients on Typeset washi strips.

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As you can see in the recipe below, this popcorn isn’t short on greasy ingredients. I love that the Oh Goodie glassine paper is so grease-resistant! You can’t see any spots, which keeps the bags pretty for gift-giving.

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Caramel Apple Popcorn (source: cookiesandcups.com)

Ingredients:

1 cup unpopped corn kernels
2 (2.5 oz) bags of apple chips
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
½ cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees (or skip baking the popcorn and enjoy ooey-gooey).
Pop your kernels into a large bowl and pick out any unpopped kernels.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
When mixture is melted and it begins to boil, add the sweetened condensed milk and continue stirring for five minutes (to prevent burning).
Remove from heat and pour over popcorn and apples. Stir to evenly coat.
Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. (Or, like me, enjoy at this point!)
Remove from oven, break into pieces, and allow to cool.

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I’d love to know what you think if you give this recipe a try, and I’d love to see your Goodie Bags, too! Enjoy creating!

 

Supplies Used:

Oh Goodie Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Foil Stickers

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Washi Stickers

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Hello! Laura here today with a festive fall pumpkin wreath project. It is still pretty warm where I live in Arizona but the temperatures are starting to cool off at night. I recently pulled out all my fall decorations. One of my favorite things to decorate with is wreaths. They provide a cheery welcome to everyone that comes to your home.

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To get started making this wreath you will need the DIY Party Sunrise Honeycomb Pads and DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils. I used the small honeycomb pad, but you could also easily make a larger version of this wreath by using the Large Sunrise Honeycomb Pads.

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On each honeycomb pad you will trace the smallest of the pumpkin stencil shapes, for a total of three pumpkin shapes on each pad – orange, yellow and cream. Be sure to trace your shape on the adhered edge. Cut out each of the shapes for a total of nine pumpkins.

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Next, you will create your paper wreath form. I used green cardstock and the circle template from the honeycomb stencils. I used the largest circle shape possible to create the wreath form. Cut out around the outer circle and the inner circle to create your wreath.

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I wanted some sort of stem or vine shape at the top of the pumpkin. The new Decorative Font Punch was perfect for this. I used the leftover paper from creating the wreath form to punch out nine vines.

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Using my sticky thumb adhesive I attached the green vine to the top edge of the wreath form.

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Then, I added each pumpkin shape by using adhesive on either side of the pumpkin shape and pressing it down firmly on the green ring. I repeated this process around the entire wreath, alternating the colors of the pumpkins.

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I snipped the excess green paper from in between each pumpkin shape. Lastly, I attached a green and white twine loop using a piece of clear tape on the back to create a hanger for my wreath.

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To dress up the wreath for Halloween, you could add some little cut out shapes to create jack-o-lantern faces on some or all of the pumpkins. For now though, I love this little pumpkin wreath just as it is.

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Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Sunrise

DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils

Green Cardstock

Decorative Font Punch, Elegant

Green and White Baker’s Twine