This easy Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Craft is a great way to decorate for a fall get together. It is so easy you can have a whole pumpkin patch ready in no time. Simple changes like length of strips can create varying sizes and shapes. Perfection is not necessary and every pumpkin is unique. This is a great choice to make with your kids, and obviously super frugal!
Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Craft
- 2-3 pieces of scrapbook paper (one for the pumpkin, and 2-3 others for things like vines, stem)
- Tape or a stapler
- Start by cutting strips of paper. I used 1.5 inches thick and the entire length of the paper. Shorter thinner strips will give you a smaller pumpkin. Shorter contrasting colored strips inside can add dimension. I used orange, but you can use gold, cream, yellow, maroon or a mix of fun fall or Thanksgiving themed prints. Check the scrapbook paper section of your craft store and find several you like for this project.
- Once you have your paper strips ready, tape or staple a few together at an angle at the top and bottom. This will begin forming the loops that will create your pumpkin.
- Continue adding paper until you have created a full circle and a nice sized pumpkin as desired.
- If you chose a brown, green, or tan colored paper for the leaf, flip that paper over and freehand the shape of a leaf on the back of the paper. Cut this out and secure with glue or a staple to the top of the pumpkin.
- To make the vines roll thin strips around your pen and hold for a moment to create a curl. You can glue the to the top or even create long strips going down the sides. Using nice accent colors makes these pop a bit more visually.
This fun scrapbook paper pumpkin craft is a super fun idea to do with kids. You can make various sizes, colors and styles to decorate your table or mantle. You may even want to add a coat of gold glitter and some ribbon to these to embellish them a bit more.