Friday, October 16, 2015

Paper Pumpkins + TV Experience!

Guess what?????  I was on TV yesterday morning!  YES, me!  Are you wondering why? 

 Promise - it wasn't a mug shot.  I got to do a craft segment on our local Rise and Shine morning program!

Out of the blue, I got an email from Sweeney PR Firm asking me if I would like to do a fall craft TV segment for JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.  At first, I thought "Yeah, right."  But I googled the firm and the person and they seemed legit.  Called and talked to a lovely lady who said they found me through my blog.  Fast forward a couple more days and I actually did it - LIVE!  I keep hoping they'll get the segment posted, when (and if) they do, I'll link to it for you to see.

It was a 5 minute segment, so the project had to be easy.  And, of course, I wanted it to be cute.  Answer:  Paper pumpkins, sweet and cute paper pumpkins.

These are so easy I've even done them with first graders.  You've probably made a paper chain and that's what these are, but instead of linked together, they are wrapped around each other.

Here's how:

For the large pumpkin, cut 4 strips 1 1/2" x 12.  For the medium pumpkin:  1" x 10 1/2.  For the small pumpkin:  1" x 9 1/2.

Place the ball on the strip diagonally.  Place it so that the open spaces align with the strip.

Add a stem and decoration.  These stems are made with wooden spools.  You could use corks, too.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Congrats to you Lori! That is Awesome!!
    I absolutely Adore the pretty paper pumpkins!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. Dis was so lovely and so pritty <3

  3. Dis was so lovely and so pritty <3

  4. How wonderful Lori - congratulations on becoming a TV star.
    Love the pumpkins, they look so cute.
    Toni xx

  5. Oh man that is so awesome ...these are so awesome....

  6. Oh, wow! Huge congrats on being on TV doing a craft fun! Your pumpkins are so pretty and CUTE!!!

  7. Who knows, you might have your own show one day! This is so exciting!!!!! I have a TV star for a friend. I need to send you something to autograph! And I do love these adorable pumpkins. Great decorations for a Thanksgiving table.
    Big smile on my face!
    Sandy xx

  8. So cute! And so simple! Can't wait to try these?

  9. Gorgeous pumpkins Lori. Congrats'on your Tv appearance..Loz

  10. Yeah!! You mean I now know a TV Star :-)!!! The pumpkins are a perfect piece for the show!!

  11. That is just the best news. You DO have a fantastic blog and what a great way to be found. I'm so happy for you and I'm sure everyone was running to find beautiful paper when you were done. Your pumpkins are just precious, Lori!! Congratulations to you!!!
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  12. Oh these are so cute! And WOW - a TV star in the making :-) Good luck!

  13. fabulous, a craft spot on TV. Look forward to viewing it when you post it here :) Such a cute idea for pumpkins, so simple, it perfect!


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