Hi there! I’m Sunghee and I’m back with Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs’ Perfect Pumpkin Template Set. I bet I have made more projects with this template than Kelleigh has! Indeed, this is the perfect template!
Since this was my first attempt at making a gazebo, you’ll see lots of imperfections in my process. Though it was not hard to make, it took me a long time and a lot of patience. But, I really love how it turned out. I plan on making more in the future. You should try it, too. This is the first project that looks better in person than in photos. =) This will be perfect for a wedding, a birthday party decoration or a gift!
I wanted to place two creatures in love inside the gazebo and I found the perfect couple. The birds, papers, and the border trim under the roof are from A Little Bit of Love Designer Kit by Danielle Engebretson.
Print out for the gazebo:
– Two Large Lids (Red for top roof, white for inside trim);
– One Large Bottom (Cream);
– Two Large Lid, reduced to 30% (red, light green);
– One pair of birds, printed twice for front and back (Note: I ended up using the bigger size birds)
Use 4″ lollipop sticks for the pillars. Mark one end of the stick at 0.5″. This will give some space under the gazebo so that it is off the ground.
Put some glue on the top tabs.
Quickly wrap the tab around the lollipop stick, align the bottom.
Oops! I forgot to erase the pencil marks before assembling.
Place the love birds inside.
Using the pink waxy floss to wrap around the top part the pillar. This will hold the roof. Doesn’t it look like vine?
Put a hole in the middle of all the roof pieces (Lid Templates).
NOTE: For the basic instruction for the Perfect Pumpkin Templates, check Kelleigh’s apple box tutorial..
Attach the border trim to the bottom of the inside roof. You can also use ribbons.
Punch holes where the tabs meet for the lollipop stick pillars.
For the smaller top roof, I added some 3-d adhesive tapes on the inside lid to raise the height.
Put it through a lollipop stick. Isn’t this cute! I shortened this lollipop stick for the roof center.
Put all the roof pieces together. Decorate.
Put the pillars together. Add glue to secure.
Wait a minute! Where is the entrance?
That’s better. =)
Wrap the thread around the pillars on the bottom to hide the red pencil mark and also to create the flower beds.
Add glue to hold it together.
Dab some clear glue and add flowers.
Hmmm… I don’t like how the paper is sticking out from the middle section of the pillars. Snip it out with scissors.
See? This wasn’t too hard to make. Thanks for joining me today.
Other Articles by Sunghee:
- Easter Eggs and Flowers - April 2nd, 2010
- Envelope Clutch - February 17th, 2010
- Advent Calendar Matchbox House - December 14th, 2009
- The Perfect Pies - November 22nd, 2009
- The Perfect Baskets - November 21st, 2009