It’s Halloween time again!! In just 11 short days, the ghosts & goblins will be knocking on our door for the goodies we have ready to hand out this year. But today I want to take a decorative approach and not focus on the sweet stuff. It’s one of my favorite holidays and I do love to decorate for it. Ever year I look for something fun and creative to make. I found leftover Halloween scrapbook paper that I had stored away for a rainy day and decided to get to work. Let me show you how to make an inexpensive and super cute Halloween paper pumpkin out of decorative scrapbook paper. Make one for Halloween & another for Thanksgiving. These would make a fun addition to your fall table.
Let our step by step tutorial show you how to use minimal supplies & time to create a Halloween pumpkin that is sure to delight.
Skill Level: Easy
- assortment of Halloween themed scrapbook paper
- chenille stems (AKA pipe cleaners) – I used brown but wish I had gotten black
- double sided tape, glue or other adhesive
- circle cutter, die cut machine OR a circle template and scissors
- leaf or green paper to cut a leaf
•• NOTES •• I used 8 patterned papers for my 6″ pumpkin and 10 patterned papers for my 5″ pumpkin. The more papers you use, the fuller your pumpkin will be.
1. Gather your supplies & decide on your pumpkin size (I made one 6″ pumpkin & one 5″ pumpkin)
4. Fold your circles in half with the pattern on the inside. Be sure to take note of your pattern as you are folding. Example: if you have a pattern with wording you want to be sure that the fold seam will run lengthwise on your paper.
•• IMPORTANT •• At this point, hold off on gluing the last paper to the first paper until after the next step
6. Before you glue your last 2 pieces (first paper to the last paper) together, use a pair of scissors and cut the bottom off of your papers (be sure to check your patterns before cutting… you don’t want to cut off the top and have your patterns upside down). This will ensure that your pumpkin will have a flat base to sit upon.
8. Fan out your pumpkin and stand it upright. Using a pencil or your finger, wrap the chenille stem (pipe cleaner) around a few times to make a Curly Q. Insert the straight end of the stem down through the center of your pumpkin until the Curly Q rests on the top and trim the excess from the bottom. Add your leaf in the same spot as your stem. You can glue them into place if you’d like.
Voila! Instant, easy & inexpensive Halloween decor. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we’d love to see your version on our Facebook page. Pop on over and share your pics on our page!
This tutorial was originally created for Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams‘ 13 Days of Handmade Halloween 2015.