Paper Pumpkins for fall decorating!

Posted by on October 19, 2014 in fall, Featured, Halloween, home decor, Tutorial, video | 2 comments

It’s so simple to create these Paper Pumpkins – perfect for fall decorating!


paper pumpkins

I used the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 41) and cut the 12″ x 12″ paper into 1″ x 6″ strips.  Stack 6 strips at a time and punch a hole at each end (about 1/4″ from the edge) with the 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch.  Repeat for the other 6 strips (you’ll need 12 total for each pumpkin) and then stack all 12 strips and add a brad at each end.  Begin separating the strips until you have them all fanned out to create the pumpkin shape.

I used some of the green paper (from the same Color Me Autumn DSP) and die-cut some leaves using the Autumn Accents die.  You can die-cut 3 pieces of the paper (2 if you’re using cardstock) at the same time too.  I folded the leaves in half to crease them down the middle for a little extra dimension and added them to the paper pumpkins with glue dots.

I doubled up the Linen Thread and tie a bow and added it to the yellow paper pumpkin with a Glue Dot.  I used some thicker twine for the orange one.  If you want to see the other side of the designer series paper, just use less strips (6-8) and they will be spaced further apart.

You can watch a video tutorial for these paper pumpkins at my Keenan Kreations YouTube channel:

Here are the supplies I used:


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Here’s another picture showing some of the other patterns from the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper:

paper pumpkins


Do you see the smaller one in the front?  I used 8 strips of the patterned paper (3/4″ x 4″ ).

It’s also pretty easy to slide the strips open and close so you can add candies inside and give them as treats 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll create some of these paper pumpkins as gifts for family and friends or as decorations for the fall season 🙂


  1. Just found your pumpkins and they are so cute. So I just had to make them. I made to large and one small, So easy thank you for sharing.

    • You’re welcome Rita! You can change the paper and keep them round for Christmas ornaments too 🙂

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