I love decorating for Halloween! The weather the past couple of weeks has been cooler and rainy so my brain keeps thinking it’s already fall and closer to Halloween than it really is. It makes me want to get all of my Halloween stuff out and then my husband keeps telling me it’s only August! I decided this year I wanted to start on some Halloween decorations early so I’ll actually have them done by Halloween. It seems like I always have a list of things I want to make and then the holiday is over and I didn’t even attempt one thing on that list! Hopefully this year will be different. Over the years I’ve seen different variations of paper pumpkins.With all of the fun Halloween paper out there I thought it would be fun to make some Halloween ones!
Supplies you will need:
- Halloween scrapbook paper
- black stamp pad
- glue stick
- ribbon or tulle
- First you want to cut out all of your circles. For the smaller pumpkin I cut 3 inch circles and 4-inch for the bigger pumpkin. I cut my circles out on my cricut but if you don’t have one just grab something you can trace the circles with and cut them out by hand. I also inked my edges of paper with my black stamp pad which is totally optional.
- Next you are going to fold your circles in half. After you’ve done this you will glue the back side of the circles together. Repeat this until you form a sphere. Then you will cut a little bit off the bottom of the pumpkin so it will stand flat and look more like a pumpkin.
- You can add whatever ribbon, paper, pipe cleaners to make the stem and leaves. I used green strips of paper and rolled them around a pencil to make them curly for the stems and of course used black tulle for a stem with an orange jewel in the center.
I really liked how these pumpkins turned out! I think the papers are fun and they will look cute with my other Halloween decor and now I’ve checked one thing off my list that I wanted to make! You really can have a lot of fun making these! This is definitely a craft you and your children can sit down and make together and come up with different ideas to make them your own! Happy Crafting!
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