Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Creative Paperclay Pumpkin and button Embellishments

Good morning friends

Today I want to share a project that was super easy and fun involving some more cookie cutters.  As most of you know, I am also a designer over at Creative Paperclay.  I love working with it for embellishments for my scrapbooking but this time I used the paper clay to make pumpkins for a wreath.

Here are my step by step instructions, kinda picture heavy.
Just roll you paper clay like usual.  The thickness depends 
totally on you and how thick you want you embellishment to be.
Then just cut it out with your cookie cutter.
I picked this one up at Michaels in the 
Halloween section for $.99
I also cut out some circles that I will turn into buttons.
Now let them dry...again, drying time depends on 
the thickness of them.  These dried in about 4 hours.
Then I painted them with standard acrylic paints.
I used a stamp with embossing ink to stamp my button
and then embossed it my black embossing powder
just gives it a really cool effect.  Now you can
make ANY button to your hearts content.
Then I embellished the pumpkin with google eyes,
cardstock nose and mouth cut with my E-Craft 
and some silk leaves just for a more dramatic affect.
Now, what did I do with these cuties?
Now I started with a free frisbee we got at the
sportsman's show at the beginning of summer and
wrapped it with sparkly purple ribbon.
I made some stick pins and added them behind some
silk flowers that I took apart and hot glued to the wreath.
I added some glass tiger eye blobs to the center and
used my new "glitter gelly roll" pen to give accent
to the purple flower petals.  Really sparkly!!!
I hot glued 4 pumpkins around the wreath.
and added some Halloween colored
glass ornaments to more of the same
purple ribbon and hot glued one of
my homemade buttons to the center.

Isn't this just neat?  Well, I think so anyway.  I hope you liked my Creative Paperclay project today and I will see you again in about 2 weeks for another project.  I hope I've inspired you to create your own embellishments using some Creative Paperclay.  You can purchase Creative Paperclay here or you can even get it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.


  1. Such a cool idea. I have used Sculpty clay and air dry clay, but I have never tried paper clay. I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Oh fantastic Brenda I love it


  3. Great decorative wreath. I love your paperclay pumpkins! So cute. That paperclay looks really interesting - I will have to put it on my list of things to try (it is along list, so it may take me a while to get to it LOL).


  4. That is so wonderful Brenda. What a great way to use a frisbee. I don't usually decorate much, but I may have to try this. It's adorable.

  5. Is there anything you can't do? It is so so cute.

  6. Oh.My.Goodness!! I'm so super-duper impressed!! I LOVE that you made buttons (is that a sneaky-peeky???) too!! Those little pumpkins are just ADORABLE!! The wreath is fabulous -- You're such a creative friend!! And to answer the "Anonymous" person's question above... Um, no, there is nothing she can't do!! :)

    BIG hugs!!
    Amy :) at

  7. What fabulous projects!!!!! I found your blog on a post you made on Kelly's blog so I thought I'd come over and check it out! LOVE your creativity! :)

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  8. Great project Brenda --- I know I'm late handing out blog candy --- but you had visited by blog "Her Craftiness" for Faith Verse Blog Hop where I had told the story of my daughter with layouts. Well, you're the winner of 2 note cards and I was writing to let you know and that I need your mailing address to send you your cards. Thanks sew much for visiting me. I am going in for surgery on Thursday, this week and have been preparing for this. God bless you!!!
    Her Craftiness

  9. Oh my gosh, you are so creative, Brenda! This is FABULOUS!! I think you need to have this as the prize in a giveaway because I WANT it!! I love, love, love everything about it! Amazing :)


  10. Brenda, tooo darn cute!!! And I think I've got one of those pumpkin cookie cutters too! TFS!


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