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Copper and Paper Embellished Pumpkins

by | DIY, Fall, Home, Paper

Adorable copper and paper embellished pumpkins from

While grabbing milk the other day, I saw some cutie white pumpkins at the grocery store the other day and absolutely had to buy a few to go with the other assorted baby pumpkins I’m collecting.  As I was looking at them though, I was wondering why their stems are so .. stubby.  They looked unfinished.  So I decided to dress them up a bit, and came up with these copper and paper embellished pumpkins.

Love all those pumpkins!

I bought this roll of copper tape* on Amazon after seeing it in action on Homey Oh My, and I totally fell in love.  Copper in tape form?  Sign me up, as fast as you can!  I started to make a tray for it, which you may have seen on Facebook and Instagram, but that was actually my second attempt.  My first try with the copper tape on the tray didn’t go so well, so I took them off but I didn’t want to throw it out.  It’s perfectly decent copper tape, after all.  I actually stuck them to my dining table for a few days while I thought about where else to use wonky used copper tape.

Add copper wire to pumpkins |

I took a length of floral wire*, bent it in half, and wrapped the used copper tape around it. to make it look like a copper wire.  Since I had these items on hand, this was cheaper than me going out to buy real copper wire.  Then I just attached a pumpkin leaf with some tape and wrapped it around my stubby pumpkin stem.

Cut a leaf with a Silhouette Cameo and add some copper wire to decorate a white pumpkin |

The pumpkin leaves were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  Sometimes, I feel like I should always use my Cameo to make fancy complicated projects, but really, it’s there for when I don’t want to use scissors!  So I went back to Silhouette basics.  I grabbed a picture of a leaf on the internets, traced it, edited the points to clean up the shape and cut it out on an orange herringbone patterned cardstock.  I mean, why use green when I can use such a fun pattern?

Cut a leaf with a Silhouette Cameo and add some copper wire to decorate a white pumpkin |

Cut a leaf with a Silhouette Cameo and add some copper wire to decorate a white pumpkin |

By the way, now I want to copper tape everything I can get my hands on.


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

These dressed up pumpkins are part of a monthly Silhouette Challenge with this month’s theme being “Fall Projects”.  Read on to see tons of other fall inspired Silhouette fun!

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  1. Holly McCall {McCall Manor}

    COPPER TAPE??? Must. Get. Some. 🙂 Such a cute addition to the pretty white pumpkins!

  2. Michelle from Weekend Craft

    Simply stunning and your pictures and styling are impeccable as always! I’m off to amazon to find copper tape!

  3. ChiWei

    Indeed, amazing isn’t it? I luuuuurve it so much. It’s made for stained glass work, but who cares, I’m using it for everything!

  4. ChiWei

    Thanks Rachel!

  5. Bess

    The copper tape is fantastic! I might have to buy myself a roll!

  6. Pam - GetSilvered

    What a great use of the copper tape. Love your pumpkin display .

  7. Helen Gullett

    ChiWei, these pympkin are too cute! Very clever using that cooper tape 🙂

  8. Meredith @ unOriginalMom

    What classy little pumpkins! This is just the simple touch they needed to be something a bit different without going over the top. And I love how you were able to find a use for your crafty leftovers!

  9. Bethany


  10. tori

    so pretty! I love that copper tape!!

  11. ChiWei

    Thanks Tori!

  12. ChiWei

    Thanks Bethany!

  13. ChiWei

    Thanks so much Meredith! Sometimes, I just need to do something simple to keep my sanity 🙂 My son kept asking why there was tape stuck to our dining table so I felt the pressure in getting those pieces used up!

  14. ChiWei

    Thanks Helen!

  15. ChiWei

    Thanks Pam! I’m so nervous when it comes to creating a little vignette, so I’m thrilled you like the display!

  16. ChiWei

    Yes, definitely! It might just change your life. I seriously keep looking around the house for more stuff to “copper”.

  17. ChiWei

    So true! I love that this tape is a foil, so it has the shine of real copper, not like a matte sheet of glimmer cardstock.

  18. Melissa @ Silhouette School

    Oh you had me at white pumpkins! They’re adorable with the little paper tags!

  19. ChiWei

    Thank you!

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