DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com

Can't stop, won't stop? Yeah, that's like me and these fall projects.

Lovers of mid-century Scandinavian design are probably all too familiar with the highly collectible Catherineholm enamelware. While I wish I had a collection of those colorful pieces, I'll have to wait until I hit the thrift shopping jackpot and find some of these in the rough. But lucky for us, it's easy to make some Catherineholm Lotus style pumpkins to decorate your mid-century tablescape!

Here's what you'll need:

DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com
  • White mini pumpkins
  • Black and orange washi tape
  • Freezer paper or wax paper
  • Xacto knife or scissors
  • Scrap paper
  • Pen or pencil
DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com

Tear a piece of freezer paper from the roll. Layer pieces of the washi tape, about 3" long, on the waxy side of the freezer paper in twos, side by side. (I couldn't find my solid black tape, so I used this one and used a black marker to cover up the pattern.)

DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com

Create a lotus pattern template on the scrap paper, about 2 1/2" tall, no wider than the 2x the width of the washi tape. Flip the freezer paper over and trace the template over the tape pairs, making sure its centered over the two tape strips on the other side. Cut the traced pieces out with an xacto or with scissors.
DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com

Peel the tape pieces from the freezer paper and stick onto the pumpkin. Make sure to keep the center straight edges vertical, then smooth the rest of the tape over the surface of the pumpkin. Continue around the entire pumpkin.

DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com

Try it with colored tapes!

DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com DIY Catherineholm Pumpkins | Learn how to make these mid-century style pumpkins for your Thanksgiving tablescape with just a few materials | www.vitaminihandmade.com
Have a happy Halloween!

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