I love designing paper into mini 3D pieces of art so I had a lot of fun designing these little paper pumpkins. This is a simple DIY Halloween project that also works well for Fall decor or a quick Thanksgiving project.
It’s also a versatile design – string them together to make a 3D garland, make a whole bunch in varying sizes for the center of your table or make just one or two for the windowsill. Make them in a mix of orange, cream and white papers, or you can even go glam and make them in shimmering glitter papers if that takes your fancy!
The Prettiest Pumpkins!
I have the pattern ready for you in a PDF printable (three sizes) or an SVG cut file for those of you with personal cutting machines. Once the pattern is downloaded and the card stock is cut, my paper pumpkin is so simple to put together that even the little ones can have a go. I used a low temperature glue gun to assemble my paper pumpkin but if the kiddos are getting involved, you might want to use glue dots instead. For the pumpkin stems I used a square of kraft paper which I rolled up and glued onto the top of the pumpkin once I’d assembled it. You can even use recycle paper bags for the little stems. See the steps below for all of the details. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Tools & Materials
- Orange card stock
- Green card stock
- Low temperature glue gun
- Cutting machine or scissors
How to Make a Paper Pumpkin
- Cut all pieces according to the pattern instructions
- Score and fold the center piece that will support the shape of the pumpkin. Glue it together at the top
- Use glue to stick the center piece into the middle of the flat pumpkin shape
- Bring each piece of the paper pumpkin up to the top of the center piece and glue it in place
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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I would buy this template, but I cannot become a member. So bummed.
Hi Kimberly! You can always sign up for a monthly membership, which is just $9.99. This will give you access to this project and 4 others of your choice plus our entire monthly craft collection. Just make sure to go into your membership plan and modify it so it doesn’t auto-renew. If you need help with this, we can help you out!
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I just tried these pumpkins and I’m really struggling with getting them to stay together. I tried tacky glue, a scrapbooking roller with adhesive, and a hot glue gun. I thought the hot glue gun would work and my little one was disappointed because she wanted to help, but when I was almost finished gluing one of the pumpkins, it popped open. Any suggestions? They’re really cute but I can’t seem to get them to stay together.
Sorry to hear about this! A high-temp hot glue gun is likely your best bet, but the problem could be your glue sticks. We discovered the Gorilla Glue brand glue sticks work great with certain finicky papers!
Impossible to download svg files
Can you please email us with more details at firstname.lastname@example.org? There could be several reasons why SVGs aren’t downloading for you, so let us help 🙂
I made these darling pumpkins and even made them larger. I also twirled 24 gauge covered florist wire around a knitting needle to make vine tendrils and slipped them over the pumpkin stem. So very easy and a great added touch!!
Several years ago I bought a book that had all these pumpkins precut and ready to pop out. Do you still sell that?
Unfortunately the pumpkin packs are no longer being manufactured 🙁
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Is there anyway to just buy the pumpkin template without being a member?
Hi! Unfortunately we’re unable to sell individual downloads, but you can always sign up for 1 month then cancel your membership after you have downloaded what you need 🙂
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I am just constantly amazed at what you can make with different types of paper and fabric. I love the look of these pumpkins. Thanks for giving us the SVG file/template for them.
Thank you Suzanne! We sure love designing projects like these 🙂
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I am member, but I forgot my user name and password. I receive your mails but I can’t download .
my email is email@example.com but not accepted.
Hi Armine, unfortunately subscribing to the emails is not the same as creating a membership. I am sorry for that confusion! You can browse membership options on the membership page 🙂 liagriffith.com/membership/
May I ask what type of hot glue or glue gun you are using? I have been trying to make these. Got them cut out, but my hot glue keeps popping loose. Suggestions?
We like to use Adtech low temp hot glue guns, because they aren’t so hot! As for the gluestick popping out, that just happens until your first stick runs out and the gun can “grab” the new stick.
Would I be able to use this svg file on my brother scan and cut?
These would look lovely in my bat fruit bowl…
Hi Michelle! I’m not familiar with the Scan & Cut software– I would contact their customer service to find out. T
I am new to the cricut and was wondering how and where I can find information on the down loading of the template? I have been trying to even find a good youtube to show me how to do all of this.
I have a video for showing how to upload SVG files: https://liagriffith.com/cricut-explore-uploading-a-jpg-or-svg-file/
The link is not available.
Hi Diana, I just double-checked the links and they’re working fine on my end. You might want to try a different web browser? If you still have trouble, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into your account.
How could I get the tutorial for the small ones?
Hi Adriana, if you want to make smaller pumpkins you can resize the template with Cricut Design Space, and then use the same tutorial that we have posted! Good luck! 🙂
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Oh gosh every time I log on it’s something new here. I am so enjoying all that you have to offer. I did send you a few pictures of my projects I have made from your designs. Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much, we really enjoy seeing your finished projects:-) Thank you for sharing them with us, it warms our hearts to see!
Another beautiful project from you !!! XXX
Thank you, we really hope that we get to meet you in person one of these days:-)
J’adore, elles sont très jolies 🙂
Dommage qu’on ne puisse pas les telecharger pour pouvoir les faire avec les enfants
Thank you. You are able to download them with a membership along with all of our other goodies we offer. 😉
These little pumpkins are so perfect! I am making them as place cards for a Fall dinner party next week. Many thanks for the great project!
Yay, Fall dinner party!!
Thank you!! I’ve made a bowl for my sister in law’s birthday…this little pumpkins now are perfect to put in to present it to her, great!:D
How cute! Please share a picture with us:-)
I really like the topic you offer. I think i’ll make a headband felt inspired by your paper pumpinks. My daughter will be happy!
Would love to see a picture, what a great idea! please share a picture with us at email@example.com
I Just love those little pumkins. I will be making them. Thank you,
Thank you so much for this cute cutfile.I love it, and i will do right now….
You are so welcome!
Just love it when you give us such fun and adorable paper projects. Working with paper is my very favorite craft besides sewing. (have to clear out my very messy sewing room before I can sew, working on it lately) Thanks so much Lia, love this and will so enjoy it.
Did get your new wrapping paper printed out so can make at least couple of Fall lanterns out of it. Just had to see how couple lanterns would turn out with your wonderful papers.
Got new paper pumpkin patterns/how-to’s printed out so can cut ou what’s needed and get to them after I finish Fall lanterns. Can hardly wait to make pumpkins. Will you be giving us how to for making the woven kraft paper baskets or is that one you’ve already featured? Those pumpkins would sure look so cute in that basket. Maybe use your wrapping paper to make the basket?
Sure glad you shared these with us. Happy rest of week.
We love to hear it!! Have a great weekend!
These are darling. They would look just gorgeous on a Halloween table.
They are fun to make!
I love the paper baskets. Is there a pattern for those to? These paper pumpkins are adorable! Thank you
Here is the tutorial for the baskets: https://liagriffith.com/upcycled-grocery-bag-fruit-basket/
These are so adorable – thank you 🙂
So glad you like them!