Paper Pumpkins


It's lots of fun working with paper and so I had the idea to make some paper pumpkins. Last winter I made these paper rosettes and that was a fascination for me. I show how to make the "fans" or "rosettes" HERE

After I made this "pumpkin" from paper, Gail, from Purple Hues and Me, made a lovely orange pumpkin in the same way but with orange burlap.. I like hers even better but I had already made my paper one so I decided to post it here anyway. It's exactly the same except I used a real stem from a gourd and she made her own stem. But both are very alike in that they are made with stacked layers of the rosettes. It's really easy with the paper, though. You just make the rosettes in varying sizes in order to make the "pumpkin" shape.

The sizes of my rosettes range in age from 11 inches to 6 inches.

Here are the rosettes all made..

I glued them together with hot glue in the center and glued a stem on the top. That's it. I like easy and this was easy. See the glue gun to the right? I just put lots of hot glue in the center and then held each one together for a few minutes until the glue set.

It looks more convincing from the top, I think, because of the real pumpkin stem.

Couldn't resist this....

                   message to my followers.....

Do you like the color orange? I do, but I like red better... and pink, of course.

Have you seen these Pumpkin Pie Mini Crescents?

Pumpkin Pudding - Gluten-free

Your friend,


  1. I love the pumpkin theme especially the gluten free version...thank you!

  2. Thanks for linking and the shout-out, Linda! I love your rosette pumpkin and adding the stem makes it look so natural. Your photos are amazing. The paper looks like textured fabric!

  3. Clever idea to use the paper rosettes to create a pumpkin! I like the mix of papers you used as well. TFS! :)

  4. This is such a cute idea. I like pumpkins in all different textures and colors.


  5. Hey Linda! I love your paper pumpkin - and the pumpkin stem you used for it! Now I have to make one, but I'll have to use a branch 'cause I don't have any pumpkin stems. Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful weekend! Your friend, Noreen

  6. Love this! Great tutorial! Great photos as well. Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party: Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Your paper pumpkin looks awesome, Linda! Thanks for the shout-out!!! Love your real stem!!!

  8. The paper pumpkin is absolutely adorable! I love it.

  9. Love it! I'll be featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go party starts - thanks for sharing with us!


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