Autumn Centerpiece
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Autumn Centerpiece

Celebrate Fall with this lovely pumpkin centerpiece.

Designed by Chris Wallace courtesy of Walnut Hollow®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Creative Versa-Toolâ„¢ Kit
  • Foam Pumpkins
  • Candle Jars
  • Basswood Country Rounds
  • Graphite Transfer Paper
  • Silk Flower Bunch - Fall Color of Choice
  • Pliers
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or strong liquid glue)
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Plain Paper - White
  • Stylus (or ball point pen)
  • Tweezers
 

Project Instructions

Attach hot knife point on tool. Tighten with pliers. Secure stand to work surface with tape. Place tool on stand. Plug into electric outlet, turn Versa-Temp control dial to the red zone, and heat for 4-5 minutes.

Place candle jar lid over pumpkin stem. Use pencil to draw "cut" line around lid. Use hot knife point to cut around stem. Remove top cut portion of pumpkin.

Make six copies of diamond pattern. Place around pumpkin, first on seams, then eye-balling two more diamonds between seams, approximately 3" from cut top. Tape to secure patterns. Use graphite transfer paper under diamond pattern to trace onto pumpkin with stylus. Cut out all diamond shapes with hot knife point. You will notice that the pumpkin is a little thicker near the seams. Remove hot knife point.

Turn Versa-Temp control dial to the orange zone. Attach shading point. Wood-burn leaf design using shading point around outside edge of Basswood Country Round. Use edge of point to make stems, pulling out from each leaf. Remove shading point.

Turn Versa-Temp control dial to the yellow-orange zone. Attach flow point on tool. Use tweezers to place iron-on crystals around diamond shape. Holding tool perpendicular to the crystal, adhere by touching the point on the crystal. The heat from the tool will flow through the crystal to melt the adhesive. You will feel the adhesive "move" on the back of the crystal. Lift off and let crystal cool. Remove flow point.

Adhere candle jar to top of pumpkin with low temp glue gun or strong liquid glue.

Turn Versa-Temp control dial to the orange zone. Attach tapered point using pliers. Use wire cutter part of pliers to cut flowers and leaves off each stem, leaving about 1" stem. Burn holes into the pumpkin just under the jar. Place stems into the holes.

Create smaller pumpkin following the instructions above, eliminating the diamond pattern step. Use your choice of hot stamps that come with the Creative Versa-Tool to decorate the edge of the Basswood Country Round. The iron-on crystals are placed here and there on the pumpkin.
 

Tips

No need to add pressure or twist the Points - let the heat from the Tool do the work. Before using, read manufacturers instructions found inside the Creative Versa-Tool™.

All of the Points are threaded and designed to be screwed into the end of the Tool. Always use a pliers to change the Points.