Oh lama!

Hello there! I have a rather um.....unique fall decor project to share today, a harvest llama. How does one come up with the idea to make a harvest llama? Well let's just say that our fearless leader here at GCD Studios, a certain Heidi Sonboul has quite the sense of humor :)

I'm not one to shy away from a challenge though and I went to work creating a harvest llama that I would be proud to display with my fall decor.

10-11 theme Harvest Llama det 1

Here's how I made him.

1. Cut one left and one right facing llama from both lightweight chipboard and patterned paper.

2. Adhere the patterned paper llamas to the chipboard.

3. Cut a 2x7" strip of cardstock ( this will become the center piece that turns you llama into a box) Score 1/4" from each edge on the long sides and again 2" from each short side.

4. Fold all sides up like so.

5. Adhere to one side of llama.

6. Adhere second side of llama, making sure to line each side up.

7. Decorate and fill however you like!

10-11 theme Harvest Llama
Chipboard: (Colorbok), Patterned Paper: (8x8 Soul food Pad), Die Cut borders: (Soul Food), Floral Brads, Die cut doily) (Sweet Surrender) GCD Studios, corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers, Other: White Hemp Cord. Size: 6.5"x9.5"

I filled mine with wheat sprigs purchased at the craft store, but you could fill him with dried flowers, nuts, candies, etc., just about anything that won't destroy paper. He could be used as a centerpiece, but I'll probably add him to an autumn display I have on one of my bookcases.

I embellished him with rolled roses and one of my chrysanthemum type flowers (tutorial here) as well as a few flower brads and a die cut doily from the Sweet Surrender collection.

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The patterned papers and die cut trim I used were from the Soul Food Collection.

If want to make one of these yourself, or maybe you're just a llama fan I thought I'd share the pattern I created.

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Hope you enjoyed my harvest llama, have a great day!


  1. LOL! Harvest llama. I love it! You could fill him with different stuff for Cinco de Mayo too :)

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the wheat! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Simple made but beautiful... the wheat is very good looking.Membership card printing