Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Series - Lolly Jane

I'm really excited to present to you Kristi and Kelli from Lolly Jane! I was even more excited that they agreeded to share a fun fall tutorial here on my blog! Eek! So withour further adieu here is Lolly Jane!

Hi Pink Senorita readers!
We are excited to share our latest fall decor with you today, the framed accordion pumpkin wreath: 

We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane, an eclectic blog of home improvement projects, home decor tips, an occasionally recipe or two and of course, crafts!

We love how fall has transitioned from orange & browns to creamy whites, deep chocolates, grays, blues, greens with natural elements like twigs or wood.  With that in mind, we created this simple front door decor to display now throughout November. 

To make your own,
you'll need an extra large shabby frame, grapevine wreath, 15" burlap (ends trimmed in V shape) and of course the cute accordion pumpkin to hang in the middle :)

Creating the pumpkin was a snap but a bit time consuming because of all that folding.  Well worth it, though!  The supplies used for this was 4 sheets of gray card stock, a sheet of fall paper, foam board to mat it on, lots of hot glue and a stick from the yard.

To begin, cut out a pumpkin shape (freehanded) from fall printed paper. From there we cut 20 strips (2 strips glued together create one row) of solid gray card stock.  We had 10 rows of accordion strips, cut thicker for the middle and thinner as you worked your way out, and began the tedious folding of the strips:
We then began glueing onto the printed pumpkin shaped paper, one strip at a time. 

It's easiest to start in the middle and work your way out:

After the strips were glued together, 
we snagged a stick from the yard and hot glued that to the center of the accordion pumpkin:

To make the accordion pumpkin extra sturdy, we glued it to a foam mat then cut the excess mat off.  From there we simply assembled the frame (tied a burlap bow around the wreath/frame) and tied jute around the stem of the pumpkin onto the burlap bow:

That's it!

Easy project but makes a big statement when you walk into Kelli's cute home:

We would love to chat with you on FB or Twitter!
Feel free to drop by the 'ol blog anytime :)

Another big THANK YOU to the cute Danesa for having us today!


Thanks ladies for sharing

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