DIY: Paper Pumpkins with Shari Carroll

Ready for some Fall table decorating? I’ve pulled together some common supplies to make Paper Pumpkins complete with flameless candles.

Nothing feels better to me than creating something substantial from paper. I’ve made two styles, the first being traditional Autumn and Thanksgiving colors using Neenah Desert Storm cardstock paired with Prima Falling Leaves Flowers.

As part of the template, I’ve created a flat place inside to hold a flameless candle. The small pumpkins shown are leftover pieces from cutting out the large pumpkin, it’s a two for one!!!

The Prima Falling Leaves flowers are one-piece, really easy to glue in place. All you need to do is fluff them up!! Oh, and there are two pieces in the package.

The next set is using the Tim Holtz Paper Stash Abandoned. Oh my, this paper is GORGEOUS!! The best part about it is that each “page” of the pumpkin is different.

There is a rustic and homespun feel to this set but with a splash of shine!

To create the stems, I went out back and cut up some branches that had fallen from my trees. I used the Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves die with some Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft cardstock to finish this one.

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Are you interested in making your own? HERE is the downloadable template for you to use. I can’t wait to see what you make!!

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  1. Oh yes, I am very interested in making my own! These are just stunning. What beautiful décor for anywhere in the house.

  2. Fabulous! Downloading the template and bookmarking this post-have great ideas for next year’s Halloween. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  3. What a clever design to light up a centerpiece! And alot of different options when you switch out colors and thicknesses of paper/materials. Definitely making these! Thanks for the inspiration ♡

  4. This is absolute stunning Shari! I can’t say which ones I love more the ones with the Kraft or the ones wiht the TH papers, they are all stunning.
    Thank you so much for the template and showing how to make these. Have a wonderful week.

  5. These are so sweet. The inside pumpkin is as cute as the outside one with the candle. The little wooden stick for the stem is a great touch. Very nicely done Shari.

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