Friday, 14 October 2016

Folded Paper Pumpkins - Pebbles

Hello friends! Last Tuesday I shared this "paper pumpkin" home decor project on Pebbles blog. Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I just love decorating my house for this season. Over the years I've collected quite a few bits and pieces, both for inside and outside the house, but every year I just need to create something new and for today's blog post I decided to make these paper pumpkins using the wonderful Woodland Forest collection.

I just love how they turned out with their perfect colors and pretty papers. Right now I'm using them to brighten up my living room, but with Thanksgiving I'm going to use them to decorate my diner table and that's why I decided to create matching "place cards" as well:

The mini kraft pocket tags were just perfect for this purpose. I selected the "thank you" phrase tags from the Homemade phrase tags package and inserted those in the pockets, but coming Thanksgiving I want to write a more personal message for everyone and put those in the pockets.

Let me show you quickly how I made the paper pumpkins. It's really very simple:

  1. Gather the 6"x 6" paper pad from the Woodland Forest collection, a few "thank you" phrase tags and a 2.5" circles punch (or 1.5" for the pumpkin decoration on the pockets). 
  2. Punch 6 circles.
  3. Trim off a little strip from each circle.
  4. Score the circles in the middle.
  5. Fold the circles in half (and ink the edges if you like)
Next glue all sides together, place a little stick (or a thin strip of paper) in the centre and place one of the labels/tags over it. Add two punched leaves and the pumpkin is ready! 

To create this pumpkin to decorate a place card (pocket tag) is similar. Just use a smaller circle punch and don't glue all the sides of the pumpkin together, but glue the last one to the pocket. Add the initial of the person the pocket/card is for and you're ready!

How I love this season with it's beautiful colors and wonderful traditions!

Woodland Forest Single-Sided Paper Pad 6"x6" (733441)
Woodland Forest Thickers (733440)
Homemade Mini Kraft Pocket Tags (732620)
Homemade Phrase Tags (732639)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a crafty week!


  1. They all look fabulous :)

  2. Wat een leuk idee zeg! Ze zien er superleuk en heel herfstachtig uit!