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Sep 15, 2010

Pumpkin Wreath

How to make an interlocking paper chain formed into a wreath

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Download and cut 12 pumpkins.

PDF or DXF or SVG

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Fold each one in half.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Open out the 1st pumpkin and cut a slit across the outside of the linking opening.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Most of the pumpkins will link together as with the leaf garland.

autumn leaf paper chain

For a wreath, however, you need to start off a little differently.

The 2nd pumpkin links through only the uncut layer of the 1st pumpkin.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Continue the chain by linking the remaining pumpkins through both layers of the preceding pumpkin.

When you have linked all 12 pumpkins into a chain, slide the slit layer of the 1st pumpkin through both layers of the 12th pumpkin.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Fold closed.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

Open the slit on the 1st pumpkin and slide the cut ends under the top layer of the 2nd pumpkin. Use a tiny piece of tape to hold the slit closed.

pumpkin paper chain wreath

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