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 nerd, design enthusiast and the Editor-in-Chief/Writer for HomeJelly and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dwellingz, a real estate home story-telling website. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kids book author, voted "Class Clown", and rescue dogs crusader. If you're in the market for a new home, or just want to learn the "inside scoop" on Los Angeles real estate, click onto her photo and read her home tours and stories at


  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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