DIY: Easy Paper Pumpkins

These paper pumpkins are easy to make and sure looks cute. I made these as a gift wrapping for the “Little Pumpkin party” a.k. “David’s first birthday”.


If you have bigger present than a t-shirt for 1yo, you will need bigger size paper. If smaller or few small presents, pack them in a cello bag and then put in the pumpkin.

You will need (for 3 pumpkins):

  • Pumpkin leaf template from a crafticious blog.
  • 6 A4 size orange paper
  • 1 A4 size light green paper
  • 1 A4 size darker green paper
  • 6 brads
  • 3 rubber bands or strings
  • scissors or/and rotary trimmer
  • small round hole punch (optional)
  • toothpick (optional)

How to:

  1. Print out pumpkin leaves on both green papers. Cut out.
  2. Using rotary trimmer or scissors cut all orange sheets width-wise into 3cm wide strips.IMAG2192
  3. Take 1/3 of all stripes. Punch the hole in one end. Add the toothpick or the paper brad. Fold like in the picture and punch another hole.IMAG2194
  4. Make a hole in the rubber band too. If using a string, skip this step.IMAG2204
  5. Put a brad through leaves and into the one end of orange stripes. IMAG2157
  6. Start making a pumpkin shape by separating orange stripes. Roll t-shirt to fit in pumpkin.IMAG2180
  7. When the pumpkin is half made – put t-shirt inside and continue to arrange the stripes around them. That’s it!IMAG2187

If you are making decorations, you might want to make a lighter version. Use only 3 pages orange paper for 3 pumpkins. And you will get this:

IMAG2165I hope it was helpful.


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