Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Make your Halloween or Thanksgiving get-togethers even more special with inventive pumpkin place cards — they'll double as adorable decorations, too.
Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Make your Halloween or Thanksgiving get togethers even more special with these creative, customized pumpkin place cards — they'll double as adorable decorations, too.

By: Cassie Freeman

Materials Needed:

  • craft paper: 7 circles (6" in diameter), 1 stem and 1 name card per place card
  • 2 brown paper lunch bags (or raffia ribbon)
  • hot glue gun
  • glue stick
  • scissors

Cut Out Circles

If you plan on making six place cards, then cut out seven circles per pumpkin. The more circles the fuller the pumpkin. Start by cutting out 7 circles per place card from the craft paper. Use a plate, bowl or other round item to make a stencil, usually about 6 inches.

Cut Out Circles

Cut Out Circles

If you plan on making six place cards, then cut out seven circles per pumpkin. The more circles the fuller the pumpkin. Start by cutting out 7 circles per place card from the craft paper. Use a plate, bowl or other round item to make a stencil, usually about 6 inches.

Fold and Layer Circles

Fold each circle in half, with the image side facing in. One by one, glue the circles on top of each other, aligning them at the fold.

Fold and Layer Circles

Fold and Layer Circles

Fold each circle in half, with the image side facing in. One by one, glue the circles on top of each other, aligning them at the fold.

Trim Ends and Add Embellishments

Cut the tip off one end so the pumpkin will have a base to sit straight. Then join the two exposed sides and glue together. Now you can stand it up. With a dab of hot glue, affix a petal-shaped base to the top.

For the stems, wet strips of brown paper bag with water and form to the shape you like. Once the paper is dry, glue it to the top. Add a simple small leaf for the name tag. To do so, cut the shape freehand, use a cookie cutter as a stencil or find a stencil online by doing a quick Google search.

Trim Ends and Add Embellishments

Trim Ends and Add Embellishments

Cut the tip off one end so the pumpkin will have a base to sit straight. Then join the two exposed sides and glue together. Now you can stand it up. With a dab of hot glue, affix a petal-shaped base to the top.

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