Freebie Friday – A Fall Pumpkin

Fall is almost here so that means it's pumpkin time!!  Look how cute this pumpkin is and wouldn't it be perfect to decorate your home, office, desk, etc.


This project is made with several sizes of accordion medallions. 

Gather your supplies:  card stock or patterned paper (we used patterned paper), felt, wire, tag, twine and twig

First cut your strips of paper.  Here are the sizes and number of each: 

            1" x 12" – one;  1-1/4" x 12" – two; 1-1/2" x 12" – three

Score all pieces every 1/4".


Next, create your medallions.  Using a large pop-up glue dot (or hot glue) use a 1-1/4" punched circle to hold these together.  We used the same color of patterned paper on the top circle so it blends in.


Then using the glue gun again, stack the circles in the following order.  Starting at the bottom, a 1-1/4" medallion; then, three 1-1/2" medallions; then, a 1-1/4" medallion.  Leaving the 1" medallion for the top.


To create the top of your pumpkin:  Once your pumpkin is assembled, we used a paper piercing tool to poke a hole in the top circle only so that the twig fits down in the circle. Hot glue it in the hole.  Attach the felt leaves, wire and attach a tag.  We hand wrote "fall" on the tag but of course, you could stamp or write anything.


When you finish, you have a very cute pumpkin.



And there you have it.  Maybe not real quick (it takes a little time to score and fold each layer) but definitely worth it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to watch for our next debut of clear stamps…they should be arriving soon!  Two Paper Divas – Melissa and Gayla

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42 Responses to “Freebie Friday – A Fall Pumpkin”

  1. Amy Johnson September 7, 2012 at 7:29 am Permalink

    this is just too cute! Love the little tag and the paper you used!

  2. Claire September 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm Permalink

    This is 100% adorable! I’d love to make these for Thanksgiving , but with 25 people coming, that’s a lot of place cards!! TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  3. Shellye September 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm Permalink

    This is SO neat! Just saw it pinned on Pinterest :)

  4. Jenn September 11, 2012 at 9:17 am Permalink

    This is so cute! Such a smart idea!

  5. Cindee Wilkinson September 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm Permalink

    I LOVE your pumpkins and decided they would be a part of my Be a Big Shot Class that I am having next week. I posted my pumpkins along with the candle we are doing and have had so many people ask me about your pumpkins. If you notice an increase on your blog, I’ve been sending your link to everyone. Thanks so much!

  6. Melanie September 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm Permalink

    These are absolutely adorable!!! Will definately be making some!

  7. Catherine September 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm Permalink

    How do you score the paper? Sorry I’m new to this

  8. Maryjo September 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm Permalink

    tHANK YOU FOR sharing this pretty craft. It is original and very clever! Maryjo

  9. Josie Walrath September 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm Permalink

    So cute!

  10. Mary Ellen September 16, 2012 at 12:05 am Permalink

    thanks for sharing this wonderful idea I will be attempting to make one

  11. Lisa September 16, 2012 at 2:03 am Permalink

    I just made this pumpkin. It is not as cute as yours. Yours seems more rounded. My medallions seem to be about the same size, even though they were cut in the appropriate sizes. I did get better at making the medallions as I progressed, maybe that is the key. I am not completely finished–I need to add the leaves. :)
    Thanks for such a cute project.

  12. MN Cat Mom September 18, 2012 at 12:35 am Permalink

    I love this idea, but have a suggestion to make it a little easier. Cut the necessary 8″ off of a 12 x 12 sheet. Score your paper and then cut it into the strips. That way you only have to made the score lines once. It should take a lot less time than scoring them after they are cut.

  13. Cindy Eikenberg September 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm Permalink

    What a great idea and so pretty! Most definitely am inspired to try one of my own.

  14. Kelly September 25, 2012 at 7:16 am Permalink

    What is between the layers to make them separate?

  15. Gayla O'Dell September 29, 2012 at 11:34 am Permalink

    Nothing is in between the layers except hot glue. Hope that helps.

  16. Rose October 3, 2012 at 7:42 am Permalink

    How does one “flatten out” the fanned strips? This is so cute, I would like to try this with a few ladies at a nursing home, but I can’t quite understand your directions.Thank you , in advance ,for any extra help you caould provide.

  17. Gayla O'Dell October 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm Permalink

    When you are making the medallions they have a tendency to “bow up” and not lay flat. You just need each layer to lay flat so they can stack together. I think once you make one you’ll see what we mean.

  18. Jls 2359 October 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm Permalink

    I love these and just recently purchased the Martha Stewart Scoring board. I feel a whole lotta your Fall Pumpkins in my future!
    Featured your post on my Halloween Pinterest Picks –

  19. Meegan October 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm Permalink

    I just think this pumpkin is so adorable!! I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog as one of “My Friday Fave Pins”. I hope you will stop by to check it out :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Eileen B October 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm Permalink

    Love this. I just made one of your adorable pumpkins and it turned out great. I am so excited and looking forward to making more. I like the idea of scoring the paper before it’s cut into strips. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Suzanne W October 7, 2012 at 7:09 am Permalink

    too cute, I will be trying to make some of these.

  22. Donna Woods October 8, 2012 at 4:18 am Permalink


  23. Patty L. October 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    I have just finished mine and I think it is absolutely adorable,Thank You so much for sharing.

  24. Anna Ibarra October 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm Permalink

    This is the cutest and newest pumpkin DIY!! Love it and gotta try it.

  25. Miranda October 19, 2012 at 8:50 am Permalink

    What a super cute idea! Love the pumpkin!

  26. Michelle October 19, 2012 at 10:30 am Permalink

    Very cute! I will be making a few of these. Thank you so much for the instructions. I will link back to you once they are done. Thank you again.

  27. Ann C October 19, 2012 at 11:16 am Permalink

    What an awesome project. To speed things along…..score every 1/4″ on your 12″ x 8″, then cut into your strips.

  28. Cathy Hughes October 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm Permalink

    One more hint…to make it easier to fold them I scored one side of the sheet at 1/2″, flipped it over and scored at the alternate 1/2″.
    I also couldn’t get the rosettes to space properly so, I used a large pop dot in between.

  29. bonnie.gill October 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm Permalink

    This is really cute, I’m not much into pumpkins, but I can see using red paper for apple picking, thanks for the idea

  30. Merilee October 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm Permalink

    Love it! I’m going to make one tonight!
    Thanks for sharing.

  31. Gayla O'Dell October 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm Permalink

    I’m sure a large pop dot works too. We found hot glue worked really well as well.

  32. MariLynn November 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm Permalink

    This is awesome!

  33. Brenda November 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm Permalink

    Absolutely out of this world cute!!!! I could sit and make these all day! Adorable! People are soooooooooooo creative!

  34. carol wenker November 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm Permalink

    Fantastic idea! I am using it on my Thanksgiving table.

  35. Carol Pagoria July 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm Permalink

    Absolutely adore this DIY Pumpkin. So Clever! Going to make one right now!!! Hope you have more DIY ideas in the future!

  36. CrystalKittyCat August 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm Permalink

    Very cute! I’ll have to try it out!

  37. Becky September 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm Permalink

    Such a cute idea! I would like to re-create a few of these to post on my blog with a link back to your blog, would that be okay? I was hoping to post next Tuesday (Spet. 10th) scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot

  38. Gayla September 9, 2013 at 8:48 am Permalink

    Absolutely….we would love for you to make these and you can link back to us. Send us your link and so we can see what you have done as well! Thanks!

  39. m j September 25, 2013 at 11:24 am Permalink

    Just made it. Not as cute. Took forever.

  40. Rosa Farmer October 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm Permalink

    I love this pumpkin have tired to make one. My paper will not lay flat. What am I doing wrong?

  41. Two Paper Divas October 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm Permalink

    I’m not sure. Are you using a circle on the top and bottom of each medallion? We found hot glue holds these best and that should keep each medallion flat.

  42. Lisa Christensen October 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm Permalink

    I loved your blog post, so I did some paper pumpkins too, and really enjoyed them, I then posted about this post on my blog at

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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