Paper Pumpkins

Have you seen the back page of our October issue? It features these super cute pumpkins from Jennifer McGuire. The best part about them? They’re easy to make!

Start with about 16 1×8” pieces of patterned paper or cardstock. Punch a small hole at the bottom and top of each of the strips. (We used a heavy-duty hole punch to punch the stack at one time.)

Put a knot in the end of a ribbon and put it through one end of the paper strips. Then put the same ribbon through the other end. Pull the ribbon through until the stack of strips bends. Tie it off with a knot at the top.

Fan out the bowed strips until you have a lantern/pumpkin. Add a bow and twine to finish it. (Jennifer used a rolled piece of dark brown cardstock for the stem.)

See? It’s fun and easy!

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7 Responses to “Paper Pumpkins”

  1. These are adorable!

  2. I love pumpkins and with the different papers you can use just makes them the cutest things.
    Cannot wait to make mine. Thanks a lot.

  3. Which size pumpkin are these directions for? They are all a different size. How long should they be for the other 2?

  4. I would like the directions for the different size of pumpkin

  5. I would like the complete instructions to this project. Thank you.

  6. I woould like a complete instructions to this project. I want to make a few for the senior and the senior home to decorate there day room.
    Than you
    arline jesme

  7. [...] Put a knot in the end of a ribbon and put it through one end of the paper strips. Then put the same ribbon through the other end. Pull the ribbon through until the stack of strips bends. Tie it off with a knot at the top.  (For photos on how to do this, click here.) [...]