Paper pumpkin centerpiece

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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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