Paper pumpkins


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Today I shared a super fun and easy fall craft on Arizona Midday. These paper pumpkins are super cute and the perfect craft for ANYONE to make. They are really simple and inexpensive to create. There’s so many fun different papers out there. These would be fun with GLITTER too! Ahh so many possibilities! ;) Here’s the video if you want to watch. It always goes by SO fast! The good news is I didn’t break my heels like I did last time.


  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paper bag
  • pipe cleaner
  • scissors
  • hot glue


  1. Cut 6 circles (I cut mine 4 and 6 in) and then hold in half.
  2. Place glue on the outside of the folded circle.
  3. Push down your second circle onto the glued side.
  4. Keep adding circles until you form a sphere.

5. Cut the very bottoms of the pumpkin off, so it stands up straight.

6. Cut a strip from a piece of brown paper bag and glue it around a pipe cleaner.

7. Twirl your pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a fun stem.

8. Cut a piece of green paper (about 1/4 in) and wrap it around a pencil.

9. Glue the stems inside the middle of the pumpkin with hot glue.

10. You can also cut out leaves with the green paper and stick those next to the stems.


The bigger your circle the bigger the pumpkin. You could also use more than 6 circles to make the pumpkin more full. These were inspired by alydosdall.

Here’s an example with plain white paper, which is super cheap and still really cute! Come back tomorrow to see another fun craft for fall.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

Looking for more Halloween crafts? Check out: Fun Halloween jars, Halloween count down, Spooky yarn wreath, easy halloween burlap wreath


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sarah Brownlow posted on August 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm (#

    These are super cute. I love the stems you made. You did a great job on your show. You’re a natural on TV.

  2. aimee @ paging supermom posted on August 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm (#

    These are cute! I love them out of the book pages. Great job today!

  3. Windy posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:13 am (#

    Those are super cute and so easy! I think I’ll be making some of these this Halloween. :)

  4. karen Weight posted on August 23, 2012 at 8:03 am (#

    These are so adorable Jamielyn! I love the papers you chose:) Super cute!!

  5. Michelle posted on August 23, 2012 at 9:53 am (#

    So cute! I love fall crafts.

  6. Shar posted on August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am (#

    That is such a cute and simple project I am going to show this to the teachers at my son’s school. Maybe I could help them put it together and the kids could decorate it!!
    Thank you for the idea!!

  7. alisha posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm (#

    super cute! i can’t wait to make these with my daughter!

  8. kara posted on August 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm (#

    First of all…I just think youre the cutest thing. Ever. Loved the clip from midday (missed it because we dont have cable anymore). What a great fall craft! I cannot wait to make paper pumpkins with Luci :)

  9. sue Johnson posted on August 24, 2012 at 9:09 am (#

    Love pumpkin

  10. Wendy posted on August 25, 2012 at 7:50 am (#

    Love love these

  11. Angie C posted on August 29, 2012 at 5:45 am (#

    Loved these — I’m going to do them at school with my After School Program kids! The video was OK but I found the ‘presenter’ continually interrupting the gal doing the demonstration a bit annoying. However—a great easy craft—thanks so much!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm (#

      Thanks Angie!! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out. Have a great week! :)

  12. Hayley posted on August 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm (#

    HI! I LOVE these! I can’t wait to find some fun orange paper, and get a bunch of these done. I wanted to try them, so I used red paper, and made an apple version… thinking to display it in my classroom! <3

    • Hayley posted on August 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm (#

      Yeah… so my BOSS (wonderful woman) took my apple. I’m planning to make more for my girls to give their teachers, and some for the other teachers in my preschool. Pumpkins will be in October! <3 EVERYONE has loved these.. and I've sent them to your site. :)

      • Jamielyn posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm (#

        Thanks so much for sending them my way. :) I appreciate it. Hope you had a nice evening. Xo

      • Hayley posted on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm (#

        In addition to apples, I used tiny 1/2 inch circles and made blueberries… though, I need to figure out the crowns.. but still, I have been SO inspired by your design! I LOVE it!

  13. Heather - Chickabug posted on September 7, 2012 at 9:29 am (#

    Aw! This lil’ pumpkin craft is just ADORABLE, Jamielyn! You did so well as a TV guest too!! I’d be so nervous if it were me… but you were so great, no wonder they asked you back!

  14. Bridget Smith posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm (#

    i think even my nephews and son would have fun doing this!

  15. con gusto y a gusto posted on October 16, 2012 at 3:38 am (#

    WOW!!! good idea, it´s really cute!!

  16. Rebecca Cox posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:19 am (#

    So cute! and the kids can totally help with this. I will be the crafty and cool mom today, thanks to you!

  17. Rita posted on September 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm (#

    absolutely adorable. I wish I was crafty person.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm (#

      Anyone can do these paper pumpkins Rita! You’d be surprised! :)

  18. cheryl posted on October 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm (#

    Love this idea and so easy!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm (#

      It really is so easy to make these! And there are so many possibilities too, hope you have fun! :)

  19. Mary-Maureen Hardie posted on October 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm (#

    Thanks so much for showing it in pure white. I am not able to get enough scrapbooking pages for my entire Kindergarten class. I was wondering if just plain orange construction paper would work. Now I know it will seeing the white pumpkin that it can be done. Thanks so much for this simple buy very colourful and cute idea.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm (#

      Your Kindergarten class is going to love it. My kiddos loved making them with me! :)