DIY Paper Pumpkins: Halloween Decorations to Scream About!
Carla Bagshaw’s Paper Pumpkins are adorable little decorations that make a boo-tiful addition to Halloween parties or ‘haunted’ houses. Craft your paper pumpkins in traditional orange or get creative and mix up the colours – there’s so much fun to be had with these DIY decorations, from crafting them to placing them around the house! Plus, they’re super-easy to make… the only difficulty will be deciding how many to make and stopping yourself from going pumpkin mad!
Time it takes to make: 30 minutes per pumpkin
Skill level: Beginner
You will Need:
Cut two circles with approximately a 7cm radius. Then cut 8 strips of paper approximately 3cm wide.
Lay one strip across the centre of the circle, gluing into place, then place one strip across this forming a cross. Continue gluing the strips evenly across so that you end up with a ‘sun’.
Take both ends of the top strip and bring them together, glue with a slight overlap.
Continue to glue the strips over each other in the same way so that you create a sphere.
Glue the top circle on top of the sphere so that it covers the glued ends.
Take a sheet of green or brown tissue paper and roll it into a stalk shape, cut off the rough end so that it is even and glue it in place on the centre of the top circle.