Monday, September 19, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

Yesterday we went for a walk and ended up at my sister in law's house.  The nieces were wanting to make some sort of craft so we left and raided my craft supplies and then went back to their house for a fun "crafternoon".

One project we made were paper pumpkins.  Right now there are tons of tutorials out there to make your own paper pumpkins.  Here's my version.

Supplies (makes 3 pumpkins)

  • 1 piece of 12 x 12 orange paper
  • 1 piece of 12 x 12 green paper
  • tiny hole punch
  • flower hole punch
  • paper trimmer
  • pair of scissors
  • crochet thread or string
  • large eye needle


Using the paper trimmer cut your orange paper into 1" strips and then cut them in half so they are 6" long.  Next, punch a tiny hole in the end of each strip of paper.


Cut an 8" piece of string and double knot it in one end.  Thread string on needle and through one end of 8 strips of orange paper.


Gently bend strips in half and thread through the other side as well.

Punch two flowers from the green paper and cut a 1/4" strip of paper.  Use scissors to curl paper (like curling ribbon).  Punch a tiny hole in the end of the paper curl and in each of the green flowers (which will be "leaves").  Thread curly vine and leaves on string and double knot again.

Fan out the orange strips of paper,  arrange leaves and vine, trim excess thread and enjoy!

Easy to make a whole mantle full or create a colorful centerpiece.

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  1. Super lovely..I have a tutorial for one too today.. LOVE yours as well.. I found ya per Motivate me Monday and this totally motivates me to create another set. : )) Lovely blog.. I'm Marilyn from and i'm following ya officially with SMILES.. Hoping you can stop by sometime and return the follow/simply say hello.. Thanks & have a great week..

  2. These are adorable and would make a nice display in a bunch. I like how you can change it up depending on the paper. I am a new follower from DIY Under $5. Vicky @