How To Make A Fall Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

Paper pumpkin centerpiece

Paper pumpkin centerpiece. source:

Autumn is my most favorite season, mainly because of the cooling, crispy air, changing leaves and the anticipation of the holidays. The one thing I also enjoy is decorating our house to celebrate the season. Sometimes, though, I like to have decorations that do double duty; in other words, ones that we can keep out from September until November and that can work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Today’s how-to will do just that! Hurray! Thanks to the lovely and creative folks at Better Homes & Garden, we can all easily learn how to make this festive, literary centerpiece. Happy fall, HomeJellies!

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece…here’s what you’ll need:


  • An old book
  • pencil
  • pumpkin pattern
  • scissors
  • cutting mat
  • crafts knife or exacto knife
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • spray paint (orange and brown was used above)
  • artificial leaf and stem
  • Optional: green French ribbon (to add a little pizazz!)

Here’s what you do:

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Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor/design nerd, freelance writer, and the Editor-in-Chief/Curator for the HomeJelly blog and soon-to-open, HomeJelly shoppe. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kid's book author. She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.


  1. gloria on September 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    where are the instructions?

  2. Dolores on September 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I tried the links but still cannot get into the pattern – it forwards to sign up for something else????

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