halloween paper pumpkins!

well it looks like this week has turned into an unofficial halloween week here on CA! haha {ok so actually this is the last halloween craft for this week…..you better bet your last crafty dollar that i’ll have more halloween coming your way next week!!} ANYWAYS, check out this cute little pumpkins.

aren’t they just so fun?! these little cuties are perfect to scatter around your home, on a garland, in a vase, or a great addition to your spooky mantlescape! {along with these adorable mummies} oh and and these pumpkins are incredibly easy AND pocketbook friendly :). my fave! all you need is some halloween scrapbook paper, a 1″ hole punch, and a hot glue gun.

and in case you forgot how to make these from the previous paper pumpkins i posted, here the quick how to’s:

The How To’s

1. cut your pattern paper into 2.5″ by 0.5″ strips except for the last 2″x12″ strip. use your 1″ circle punch and cut out 1″ circles.

2. using your glue gun, glue the small strips of paper to the circle, overlapping them slightly. glue strips all the way around the circle. depending on how much you over lap them, it will take between 7 to 10 strips per pumpkin.

3. place it in your hand and cup your hands to curve the paper to hopefully prevent corners on the sides of your pumpkin

4. take a second 1″ circle and glue the strips underneath with your glue gun. this is what your pumpkin should look like at this point. if you want a short, fat pumpkin, you can smash it slightly. or if you want a taller, skinner pumpkin, simply press the strips together so the circles are pushed away from each other.

5. using the scraps of cardstock, cut stems out for each pumpkin. cut a 0.25 inch by 0.75 inch strip for the stem. bend over a small section so that you can glue the stem to the pumpkin.

ta-da! adorable little pumpkin! simple, easy, and fun to make. perfect.

*great for Super Saturday or group craft events. also fun to make with the kiddos! {with supervision, of course!}

{for a more detailed tutorial on paper pumpkins, click here.}

linked to Itsy Bitsy Paper

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Linda- They are adorable! I love the paper you chose. Cute!

  2. 3

    These are darling! I love them because unlike baby pumpkins these aren’t going to go bad and I can save them for next year! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. 4

    Those are the cutest pumpkins ever!

  4. 5

    These are adorable! Thanks for the how to!

  5. 6

    loved your ta-da! at the end. these are so darling, i want to make some with my kids!!!

  6. 7

    Hi! I just created one with tissue inside….lovely touch! great idea Linda, thanks for sharing!

  7. 8

    Another project for all of my scrapbooking paper..I love these, thank you!

  8. 9

    These are so cool! Stumbled and pinned.

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  10. 11

    You can also use brads instead of using the two bottom circles, and help fan them out like that. :)

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  12. 12
    Sara Hartley

    Hi there!

    I want to create a lesson plan for teachers to use that incorporates making paper pumpkins. May I please have your permission to use your picture of the directions on my commercial product if I link it directly to this page? I want to give you credit because I have done this activity with my students every year since 2013!

    1. 12.1

      Hi Sara, Thanks for contacting me! Are you using it in a product you are selling or as a free aid to teachers? Please email me at craftaholicsanon at gmail dot com. Thanks!