Pumpkin Garland

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Pumpkin Garland - three paper pumpkins on yarnHere is a simple and easy to make pumpkin garland for fall and Halloween. It is perfect for decorating your fireplace area, or to use as table, party, or home decorations.


The pumpkins, I made from recycled orange cardboard packaging from a photo company I where had my photos printed. (Shutterfly) The rest of the supplies I already had at home.

Total Time: 45 minutes


Pumpkin Garland - supplies


  1. I recycled Shutterfly's packaging to make the strips for my pumpkin. You can use orange paper. I cut 1" x 6" strips. For each pumpkin, it is up to you how many strips you want. The more strips, the fuller the pumpkin will be. I experimented with 6 and 8 strips per pumpkin.
  2. Pumpkin Garland - using paper cutter to make orange strips
    Pumpkin Garland - strips cut to 6 inch lengths
    Pumpkin Garland - pile of orange paper strips
  3. Using a smaller hole puncher (not standard or the hole would be too big), punch the top and bottom.
  4. Pumpkin Garland - punch a small hole at the top and bottom of the strips
    Pumpkin Garland - strips with holes punched

  5. Add strips to the brad and secure brad in place.
  6. Pumpkin Garland - green brad
    Pumpkin Garland - begin adding strips to the brad
    Pumpkin Garland - 4 strips on the brad
    Pumpkin Garland - stopped at 8 strips
    Pumpkin Garland - flatten the wings of the brad
  7. For the stem of the pumpkin, I used a plaid green/white paper. I cut a 1" strip and folded it in half (so the front and back of the paper is both plaid). Then, I used my scissors to freehand cut a stem. I folded up the stem at the wide end, and then punched a hole.
  8. Pumpkin Garland - cutting a strip of green plaid paper
    Pumpkin Garland - fold with pattern out
    Pumpkin Garland - cut a stem shape
    Pumpkin Garland - fold under a small section and punch a hole
  9. Now insert another brad into the stem we just made, and curve over the pumpkin strips onto the brad. Repeat until all strips are on the brad and secure.
  10. Pumpkin Garland - insert a brad into the stem
    Pumpkin Garland - start folding up the pumpkin strips and inserting the end on the brad
    Pumpkin Garland  - side view of assembly
    Pumpkin Garland - top view with 3 orange strips attached
    Pumpkin Garland - same step from the side
    Pumpkin Garland - all strips on the brad, secure
    Pumpkin Garland - finished

  11. Repeat until you have the amount of pumpkins you want to make.
  12. Then I threaded brown yarn through the pumpkins. You can tape them in place on the yarn. They were now ready to hang over my fireplace.
  13. Pumpkin Garland - finished pumpkins and skein of yarn
    Pumpkin Garland - closeup of yarn through the pumpkin
    Pumpkin Garland - making garland
    Pumpkin Garland - thread the yarn through the pumpkins
    Pumpkin Garland - hanging on mantle

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October 8, 20180 found this helpful

So cute!


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