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DIY Craft: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments

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halloween paper pumpkin craft project

Designer Vicki Shields from the creative Three Wheels Turning blog sent over a fun Halloween craft project idea to share with you guys today, and I’m so glad that she did, because while visiting her blog I also discovered her ridiculously cute stationery shop!

halloween paper pumpkin craft project

So you get a double dose of eye candy from Vicki today… read on to check out step-by-step instructions for the cool paper pumpkin ornaments pictured above, then scroll down to the post preceding this one for a peek at some of the fabulous stationery from Three Wheels Design.



• 1-2 pieces of orange construction paper
• 1 piece of green construction paper
• 1 piece of brown construction paper
• scissors
• paper cutter (optional)
• paper clips and/or stapler
• string

Cut the orange pieces of construction paper into 1″ wide strips (each strip will be 1″ x 11″). Then, shorten some of the strips so that you have (1) 6″, (2) 7″, (2) 9″, and (2) 11″ long pieces.

Gather the strips of paper together (with the ends flush) and place the smallest one in the middle. Order them by size so that the largest strip is on the outside. Secure with a paper clip or staple (I prefer the paper clip so that I can keep adding more elements). Line up the opposite ends so that they are together like the top.

Cut a brown strip of paper 1/4″ by 3″ long for the stem. To make it curl, wrap the paper around a pencil and hold it in place while you count to 20 (or sing the ABC song).
Cut out two leaf shapes from the green paper (ours were sort of like pairs of bunny ears).

Add the stem, leaves, and a piece of string to the paper clip at the top.

Hang up and enjoy!


By |2018-12-19T16:08:40-07:00September 29th, 2008|Halloween|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. http://www.lifeislikechampagneblog.com/ September 29, 2008 at 4:34 am

    These are so cute, would alos be fun to make them for the Christams tree using different colors and maybe some tinsle! I’m all over it!

  2. Melissa H. September 29, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Super cute! I think I’ll do these with fun foam so I can keep them for next year, too!

  3. Vicki September 29, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Thank you so much for the compliments! What a great way to start my week. Thanks for the other fantastic ideas too– you guys have got me thinking!

  4. http://pumpkinpetunia.blogspot.com/ September 29, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Love these!

  5. denise September 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    really adorable.

  6. http://sweet-low.blogspot.com/ September 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    i made things similar to these with the kids at the summer camp i worked at this past summer. what a great project!

  7. http://paperchick.blogspot.com/ September 29, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    these are so cute…must try it!

  8. http://www.dabbled.org/ September 30, 2008 at 7:42 am

    these are great! I’ll be linking to this :)

  9. jessica September 30, 2008 at 8:19 am

    just LOVE this project! A great one to do with the kids.

  10. jennifer ramos October 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hello Jennifer , Ha! I think im going to try and see if i could make some of these for my home as decor…cute!
    Hope you’re doing well!! : ))

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’

  11. Kelli October 1, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    These are adorable! I think I will make some of these for Thanksgiving! Love them!

  12. Amy October 2, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Very cute!! Great craft for kids or adults.


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  16. Kim October 6, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Really nice, thanks for the share!

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  21. simmers October 12, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    i love this

  22. Luisa October 13, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Very nice.

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    I loved this so much I blogged it about it on the PakNak blog and we’re not even crafty!

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    Those looks too cute!

  27. Alisha Hall October 28, 2008 at 8:38 am

    These are sooooooooo cute! I made four last night and hung them on my front door. Last year my decoratons were really scary. Since then iI have had a baby and wanted to decorate in a much less scary manner. These are perfect!!!

    Thanks so much.

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    Those are looking so cute.. I like to feel them..

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  34. Nisha October 5, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    these are juts LOVELY – thank you

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    Oh those are so uber cute! HWTM always features such great projects.


  36. Row. October 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Me and my Children just made thes very fun and fast too.

  37. Down Pillow October 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    So cute!

  38. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe October 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Clever and simple. Love it.

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    These are a great idea for thrifty Halloween decorating! Was just doing this article on how to decorate for Halloween cheaply when I spotted:


    Will definitely be returning!

  40. erin October 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I did these with my third graders today to decorate our classroom and they LOVED them! They turned out so cute and our classroom looks GREAT! Thanks!

  41. [email protected] October 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Very cute!!!!

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  43. DJ January 7, 2010 at 7:00 am

    amazing! this is very valuable for everyone…:)

  44. Kukri February 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Mind Blowing Craft Creation. I appreciate.
    Very Artistic Pumpkin!


  45. Jokes February 25, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Really creative article. i like the article and even i try to make paper pumpkin ornaments. This article is really fruitful for kids and even to the youth. It wll develop creativity among the kids. we can even decorate our rooms with the help of paper pumpkin ornament.
    While making this we can even gain more ideas abt other paper ornaments. It is really good timepass. Looking further for more creative and fruitful articles. Great going. Keep it up.

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    sooo cute!! Love this idea!

  49. Connie October 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    These are so cute! I had my 5th graders make them at our Fall party yesterday and they loved them. I used twine for the hanger and had them write their name and date on the leaves. Thanks for the great project!

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    i made these and hung with end to end above my banister super cute

  57. diana September 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    These are soo cute i am going to try and make these my son is to litte to make them with me hes only 2 but he would just love to look at it. I was thinking of how nice these would be to make for chrismas in the colors and dress them up with a little bit of glitter.

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