DIY Scalloped Pumpkins or Ornaments with the Cricut Wave Tool
Alright, has anyone else gotten the wave tool from Cricut but have been too scared to use it? So was I! Well this is for you! A perfect beginners project and a versatile one at that. I unwrapped my wave tool and bravely put it to good use. I encourage you to do the same or buy one because there’s nothing to be afraid of! Let me show you how I did DIY scalloped pumpkins or ornaments with the Cricut Wave Tool!
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List of Materials
Cardstock colors of your choice
String or ribbon scrap for ornament hanger
Let’s Get Started!
First you will cut your design. Be sure to have the scoring wheel in the housing to begin the cut then switch to the wave blade when prompted.
Second, fold all the pieces in half on the scored line and give them a good crease. You could use a bone? But I’ve found my old-timey, wooden ruler works just as well.
Third, take one of the folded pieces and smear a thin layer of tacky glue on one side. Place the next piece on top of the glue and smush together. Wipe any excess glue that might seep out. I used a paper towel and pinched all around the edges. Above all, be sure that the folds line up evenly each time. Also keep an eye on the pieces that they don’t glue themselves together where you don’t want them together. Just periodically check and separate any as you work.
Continue gluing the pieces together until they are all done. Glue the final one and attach it to the first piece making the pumpkin. If you are making the ornament, fold your hanger string or ribbon in half and place it in the center of the ornament as shown in the photo and then glue the ornament together.
DIY Scalloped Pumpkin
When you cut the pumpkin pieces you will have to move some of the pumpkin pieces to another mat unless you used 12 x 12″ paper. Simply select the bottom 2 pumpkins of the six and create a new mat. Once there you will need to move them to the top of the paper and arrange them to be cut on your size of paper.
Since the pumpkins have a straight edge (although scalloped) be sure that as you glue the pieces together that you have lined them up right with all the flat edges together. When the DIY pumpkin is finished it will sit upright not roll.
Take the leaf and bend the stem. With a spot of glue, put it in the space at the top of the pumpkin. Roll the piece of brown paper tightly and glue the end to secure the stem.
So there you go!
How easy and fun was that?! So now you can make lots of pumpkins for your fall decorations or furthermore some cute tree ornament to hang this Christmas. Play around with the colors or change the size for variation of the pumpkin. Let your imagination run free! I would love to see your creations. Please post them or any comments or questions below.