29 Sep

DIY Craft: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments

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!


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Natasha SAYS:

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

Reply May 28, 2009 at 2:14 am

someday crafts SAYS:

OK. I am in love with these. They are too cute! I will feature them on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my “featured” button.

Reply October 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Nisha SAYS:

these are juts LOVELY – thank you

Reply October 5, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Julianne SAYS:

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


Reply October 6, 2009 at 7:41 am

Row. SAYS:

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

Reply October 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

So cute!

Reply October 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe SAYS:

Clever and simple. Love it.

Reply October 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

Caley Walsh SAYS:

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!

Reply October 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

erin SAYS:

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!

Reply October 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

baba SAYS:


Reply October 19, 2009 at 7:44 am


amazing! this is very valuable for everyone…:)

Reply January 7, 2010 at 7:00 am

Kukri SAYS:

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


Reply February 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

Jokes SAYS:

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.

Reply February 25, 2010 at 5:22 am

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