Today I am sharing some fun home décor with the Chillingsworth Manor Collection. I created these little pumpkins using my Cameo and this file here.
(Note: They are very delicate when cut – so you will need to put them together carefully to avoid popping any of the seams open!)
The fabulous range of orange and green prints in this collection were perfect for creating the bases and leaves of the pumpkins.
Gather together your supplies – you will need: a small bowl, cling wrap, an old tumbler, newspaper, pva glue, a mixing bowl, disposable gloves and some cooking oil. Using gloves seems to prevent the glue from clagging up as quick as when you use your bare hands – and it makes the process a lot less messy – especially when the phone rings…
- Oil the bowl lightly, cover the bowl with cling wrap and invert onto tumbler. Cut newspaper into thin strips (about ¾” wide) and mix PVA glue with water until the consistency of cream
- Lightly coat the paper in the glue mix and run the strips between two fingers to remove excess glue – stick onto bowl.
- Begin by forming a layer over the base and then simply add alternate layers of vertical and horizontal papers, making sure the paper hangs over the edge of the bowl.
- Repeat until your bowl is covered in at least 4 layers of paper. Leave to dry thoroughly in a dry, warm spot – overnight should do it! Keep the bowl on the tumbler during the drying process.
- Carefully remove your paper mache bowl from the cling wrap and trace around the inside edge to form a neat rim. Use the bowl placed inside the paper mache form as a guide.
- Use scissors to trim the excess paper – don’t worry about being too exact!
- Using the same technique as before – add strips of patterned paper to the bowl until completely covered
- Cover with a layer of glossy Mod-Podge as a seal and to give some shine
- Trim any paper from the base so the bowl will sit flat.