Monday, October 10, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

Monday? Already?

This past weekend I worked on making these paper pumpkins. I needed some fall decorations for work and came across these on Pinterest. I thought they would be perfect to put on some of the displays I'm setting up. I made 14 of these.....

They didn't take long to make. I started them Friday night while I was watching TV. Last night I just had to add the stems, curls, bows and leaves. The purple ribbon is a little out there isn't it? I made them in all shades of orange so I wanted to brighten them up a little.

Some of the pattern paper is from a Making Memories collection that came out a few years ago and others are from collections that came out last year. It was a great way to use up some papers the I normally wouldn't have used...

Here's a close up picture of the stem. I just rolled a piece of brown cardstock and then put little slits in the bottom to fan out the paper and give me something to glue it to the pumpkin. After the glue was dry I just twisted the cardstock, added the curlies, leaves and bow. 

Here is a video I found on how to make these adorable paper pumpkins.

Have a great Monday.

Hugs and happy crafting


  1. Hey sis....miss you girlie!! Oh these are super cute!! Love the different shades of orange and the pattern papers. The purple ribbons adds life to them. I need to try these. TFS!! Hugs, T

  2. These are so cute!!! And I want to make them too...thank you for the link for the tutorial....and I love the purple ribbon...

  3. Purple and orange!!! Yay!!! If I ever finish reorganizing my craft room I'll give them a try:). Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow these are fantastic! Love the papers you used as well.
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  5. I've always wanted to know how to do these. These are beautiful. TFS. Smooches... Felicia

  6. I've seen these before but not a video on how to do them. Thanks for the link. I love your different papers and especially the purple ribbon. So spooky!

  7. Love the paper that you used to make these. I make these every year and they are so fun and easy. I like the purple ribbon.

  8. sooo pretty can you tell me how many papers you used and the size thanks so much

  9. Looks super sweet, pretty and easy TFS.
    DIANA L.

  10. Really nice...never seen these done before. The purple ribbon sets it off.....thank you for sharing.

    ScrappinTimeGal (DHS)

  11. These are fantastic! I'll have to give these a try. Beautiful papers and ribbons. Thanks for posting the materials and instructions.