Boy Mama: Fancy Paper Pumpkins

Fancy Paper Pumpkins

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

I have seen this one kind of decorative pumpkin (they look sort of like a basket weave) in the stores over and over for the past few months. I love the way they look, but did not really want to spend the money on them. Plus, I thought I could create one myself. I am not sure this is an original idea, but I AM sure that I spent a good 2 hours figuring it out and perfecting it today.

Before beginning, I hit the craft store where I picked up some Halloween craft paper. They didn’t have a huge selections, but I found a few I liked. This one was my favorite:

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

Once I had the paper, I grabbed a few empty toilet paper rolls, my hot glue gun, a pair scissors and got to work.

How to Make a Fancy Paper Pumpkin

First, I cut strips about 2 inches thick from one of the Halloween papers. Then I hot glued 4 of the strips together to form a star shape (see photo below).

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

Next, I cut a toilet paper roll in half, and covered it with a solid colored paper that matched the paper I was using for the pumpkin.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

I glued the tube to the center of the star.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

Next, I took one of the paper strips and glued it to the inside of the tube.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

I then did the same with the strip directly across from the first strip.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

I repeated this step until all the paper strips were glued to the tube. Then I took the same paper I used to cover the toilet paper tube, rolled it up and crushed it a bit to make the stem. I put it into the toilet paper tube and hot glued it to the pumpkin.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

I repeated the whole process with two other types of paper and stems.

This time I did not crush the stem, but left it as it.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

And for this pumpkin, I used a paper bag for the stem.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

So there you have it! Our fancy paper pumpkins!! Hope you like them as much as I do!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Fancy Paper Pumpkins

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