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.
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.
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.
Cut scrapbook paper into eight 6-inch squares. You will need a total of seven squares.
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.
Use the pattern to cut pumpkins from each of the pieces of scrapbook paper.
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. 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.