Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3D Pumpkin Tutorial

This week in the Silhouette online store I am releasing this adorable 3D pumpkin.

Here is the tutorial of how to assemble it.

1. cut out all your pieces:

2. Take the rectangle piece with tabs (this is the center of the pumpkin), and curl it into a cylindrical shape. I found it helpful to rub it on the edge of my desk to get a smooth curve without any hard creases! Apply glue along the tabbed area from top to bottom.

3. Glue to other side. You may have to hold it for a moment to get it to stay. Congrats, that was the most difficult part of assembling!

4. Fold down the little tabs.

5. Apply glue to one tab on the top and bottom of the cylinder. Make sure they line up vertically. I started next to the overlap to make sure.

6. Take one of the long, curved pieces and attach it to the glued tabs. This shape is symmetrical, so it doesn't matter which direction it is glued-- either end can be attached to the top.

7. Repeat step 7 all around the pumpkin.

8. This is what it looks like after you have all the long strips glued on. Almost done!
If you look closely on the center column, one side has 4 slits cut into it. Make sure that side is on top.

9. Take the two stem pieces, and slide them together thru the slits.

10. Place the 4 edges of the stem into the slits at the top of the center column. All done, good job!

Please comment if there are any questions or confusion. Thanks!


  1. sooo cute! My daughter will love doing this and hanging little pumpkins around the house for the autumn season. Thanks!

  2. Wonderful! What a good activity to involve children in decorating for Thanksgiving! Thank you!

  3. Great design! My silhouette just arrived Saturday and we are having a great time putting pumkins together. Thanks for the leaf, too.

  4. Fabulous shape ! I'm going to try it today with my kids. I'll use for christmas to, to trim the house and the tree.