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3D Paper Pumpkin

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Use fall or Halloween themed card stock to create a fun three dimensional pumpkin to display in your home. Add a little twine to the top and you have a simple piece of decor. Great for fall but works for Halloween or Thanksgiving as well! Add to your fall mantle or use in your Thanksgiving tablescape.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

It’s only been a few years that I’ve actually decorated for fall and Thanksgiving. Halloween is a different story, I’ve always decorated for that! However, now that I have visitors more than just my immediately family for Thanksgiving dinner, I like to add a few fall touches here and there.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

These paper pumpkins are really easy to make and they look great! They are nice and sturdy (depending on the paper you use of course) and can work for the entire fall season.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Cut scrapbook paper into eight 6-inch squares. You will need a total of seven squares.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Cut plain sheet of paper into a 6-inch square. Draw a pumpkin shape onto the paper to create a pattern. Be sure your pumpkin has a stem.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Cut out the pattern.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Use the pattern to cut pumpkins from each of the pieces of scrapbook paper.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Fold each pumpkin in half and crease. Place two pumpkins, side by side with the creases touching each other. Cut the lighter weight scrapbook paper into half-inch wide strips, the height should be a little shorter than your pumpkins.

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Using the glue tape to add adhesive to the back of the paper strip, then press it onto the creases of both pumpkins, joining them together. Repeat the above process until all of your pumpkins are connected together forming one pumpkin. Cut a piece of twine and tie it carefully around the stem of the 3D pumpkin.

3D Paper Pumpkin

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3D Paper Pumpkin

What you need:

  • Heavy two-sided scrapbook paper in fall or Halloween theme
  • Scrapbook paper in similar fall theme, lighter weight
  • Glue tape or glue stick
  • Twine
  • Plain sheet of paper

What you do:

  1. Cut scrapbook paper into seven 6-inch squares.
  2. Cut plain sheet of paper into a 6-inch square. Draw a pumpkin shape onto the paper to create a pattern. Be sure your pumpkin has a stem. Cut out the pattern.
  3. Use the pattern to cut pumpkins from each of the pieces of scrapbook paper.
  4. Fold each pumpkin in half and crease. Place two pumpkins, side by side with the creases touching each other. Cut the lighter weight scrapbook paper into half-inch wide strips, the height should be a little shorter than your pumpkins. Using the glue tape to add adhesive to the back of the paper strip, then press it onto the creases of both pumpkins, joining them together.
  5. Repeat the above process until all of your pumpkins are connected together forming one pumpkin.
  6. Cut a piece of twine and tie it carefully around the stem of the 3D pumpkin.
http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/09/3d-paper-pumpkin.html

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20 Responses to 3D Paper Pumpkin

  1. 1
    Maria G. says:

    The idea is really funny but I would like make this pumpkin out of the photos from the previous Halloween of my kids. I think it would be creative and funny to look at such an unusual pumpkin with photos of kids in costumes.

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    BeautifulDestruction says:

    Great idea. Fun way to add some festive fall decor to my office. thank you!

  4. 4

    This is super cute. I have been making pumpkin banners but, want to make one of these now. Drop by sometime if you like.

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    onel says:

    Great idea! I can make this for the family photo stand! Thanks for the idea!

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    elizabeth b says:

    omg yes this is such an amazing thing to make, thanks for the idea its great for decarations

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    Lulu says:

    How many peices of paper do you need!?

    • 10.1

      Hi Lulu :) It actually says in the printable instructions to cut a total of seven 6-inch squares. I’ve gone ahead and added that to the post as well, to avoid confusion. :)

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