Ginger Snap Crafts: my not-so-perfect pumpkin {Silhouette tutorial}

my not-so-perfect pumpkin {Silhouette tutorial}

paper pumpkin {Silhouette tutorial}

Earlier this month I showed you how
to make simple paper pumpkin with the Silhouette.
Annnd after that post I got a request from one of YOU
for a tutorial on how to make the pumpkin globe
that can also be found in the Silhouette online store.

silhouette clipart

I was so excited to actually get a request. ha! I know it’s the little things.
Anyways, I set out to make my globe pumpkin.
I’m not too sure I did it the right way, buuut here’s what I did. ha!
First I cut out the circles with scrapbook paper & my Silhouette.
I ended up needing 16 circles and 1 circle with the “star” in the middle.
You’ll also have one stem piece.  I used an Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick for this project.

paper pumpkin tutorial

The stem piece was pretty easy to figure out. Yay!

tutorial stem

One~ You’ll fold all your little side tabs on your stem piece in & glue together.
Two~ You’ll fold the sides of your “star” circle up.
Three~ Then you’ll stick your stem through the hole & glue down your end tabs.

pumpkin tutorial 3

Next I took 5 regular circles, folded the edges up and glued them side to side to side.
I did this 3 different times.  So when I was done I had 3 sets of 5 circles each.

paper pumpkin tutorial 4

Then I glue each set to one side of the stem piece like this.

pumpkin tutorial 5

Then I matched up sides & glue them until they all came together like this.
I took my last circle & glued it right in this spot.  Perfect! {I thought!}


Buuuut when I tried to set my pumpkin up it fell right over!
I had to prop it up for these pictures….which inspired the name~
my not-so-perfect pumpkin! ha!

paper pumpkin

A cute not-so-perfect pumpkin though!

paper pumpkin from Silhouette

So do you have any suggestions? 
Have you tried this globe pumpkin before?


If you have leave a link, I’d love to check it out!

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  1. Such a cute pumpkin!! :) Hope you have a great weekend! xo Holly

  2. This is such a great idea! I love that it has such a unique shape and all the colors and patterns collaborate very well together! Came across this post and thought about you guys ( Have a great weekend :)

  3. I have made Christmas tree ornaments using old cards this way (minus the stem piece). Requires some prep but simple enough to do with older kids!

  4. Oh thank you so much for this tutorial! Hum..what can I torture...I mean what other request can I make? I don't think it is supposed to stand up by itself? Isn't it supposed to be hung up or put in a bowl?



  5. I've never tried a globe of any kind but now I want to! Maybe you could weigh it down on the bottom by taping on a couple of quarters?

  6. Very cute, Ginger...I think it looks great!

    Have a good day, Nancy

  7. I love this pumpkin! So cute! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  8. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy.


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