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.

Next Up

How to Make Black Cat Pumpkins

Welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests to your door with a litter of black cat pumpkins. These carve-free kitties are easy to craft, making them a fun project for older children or small kids with a little help from a crafty adult.

Halloween Decorating Idea: Black-Glittered Pumpkins

School glue and black glitter are all you need to give plain pumpkins a chic makeover. Choose an easy pattern for crafting with kids or go with a timeless design, like a monogram or graphic pattern, for a sophisticated look.

Fabric-Pattern Painted Pumpkin

Instead of carving a pumpkin this year, leave it whole and embellish it with one of your favorite fabric patterns — damask, trellis or chevron are all great options.

Using a Pumpkin-Carving Template

Our top tips for carving a Halloween pumpkin using a printed template, plus HGTV-exclusive pumpkin-carving templates.

Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tools

Tips for selecting the right tools when carving, preserving and illuminating a Halloween pumpkin.

Fall Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Madeleines

These autumnal pumpkin cookies are the just-right treat to serve at a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner or any fall get-together. They're also the not-too-sweet complement to a cup of tea and party of one.

Halloween Party Favor: Paper Princess Crowns

Surprise your little princess with a handmade Halloween crown. Perfect as party favors, these crafty goodies also make great costume accessories or gifts for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Punch Recipe

Pumpkin pie spice and apple cider lend autumnal flavor to this Halloween take on classic sangria. Serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin for a dramatic presentation.

Easy-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Make a fabric pumpkin using a shirt, coat or sweater from your own closet — no sewing machine required.

Easily Embellish Pumpkins With Ribbon

Give pumpkins a chic fall makeover with vertical bands of pretty patterned ribbon — no carving required.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.