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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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

Alison@howdoesshe SAYS:

Great! I gave it a thumbs up on stumble upon!

Reply April 3, 2010 at 7:44 am

Delilah SAYS:

sooo cute!! Love this idea!

Reply June 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Connie SAYS:

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!

Reply October 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

naina SAYS:

its soo lovely, everyone learn frm u…………………………………

Reply February 24, 2011 at 1:02 am

darwin lodge SAYS:

wht a craft . i like it so much that was brilliant.

Reply April 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

John Smith SAYS:

i like it so much thanks for sharing admin great work

Reply May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

Jaccii Powers SAYS:

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

Reply September 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

diana SAYS:

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.

Reply September 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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Reply September 29, 2011 at 4:46 am

Edith SAYS:

This is a very cute and simple decorating idea for the classroom.

Reply October 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

yasmine SAYS:

thank you it was so much fun my kids love it thank you

Reply October 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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Reply August 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Jodi SAYS:

Love this idea. I did it with my kids today, and I’ll be linking back tomorrow. I know it’s a number of years old now, but it’s still inspiring others.

Reply October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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