Introduction: Simple Cardboard Pumpkin Decoration

About: I graduated from Cardonald College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design in 1999. He has worked as a Tattoo Artist, Community Artist, and Freelance Artist ever since. I like making instructables that ev…


In this instructable i will show you how to make a simple pumpkin decoration, these are incredibly easy to make and can be done in about 5 minuetes

This instructable is also a bit of a revamp of one of my first instructables from last year and was also my first ever instructable to be featured so it feels quite nice to go back and update it and i hope you enjoy the update

Step 1: Tools and Materials


1 A4 sheet of orange card or heavy weight paper

1 bit of black card or heavy weight paper

1 bit of green card or heavy weight paper (not pictured)

a toilet roll tube

Glue dots or double sided tape



Pencil if you want to draw out the eyes etc before cutting them out

Step 2: Cutting It Up

Take your A4 piece of orange card and cut it in half across its shortest length so you get 2 A5 sized pieces

in the same direction cut them in half again

and again

and again

Until you have 16 strips about a centimeter in width

Step 3: Sticking Them On

Take a strip of the orange card and put a glue dot at both end on the same side of the card/

Stick one end at the top of your toilet role tube so it stick up away from you.

Curve the strip it back down on itself and stick it to the opposite end of the tube to it forms a handle shape.

Repeat this all the way round the outside of the tube with 8 of your strips.

Now take your remaining 8 strips and attach one end to the inside of the tube, placing it so that it overlaps 2 of the outside strips.

Then curve the strip so that its other end sticks inside the opposite end of the tube.

Repeat this all the way round the inside of the tube with the remaining 8 of your strips.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Cut out eyes, nose and mouth from your black card and attach them with glue dots.

take a bit of green card and cut it into spikes. roll it into a tube and attach it inside the tube with glue dots.

Curve the "leaves" out a bit and tadah!

Quick and easy pumpkin decoration.

I hope you enjoyed this instructable and please feel free to leave any comments, questions or pictures of your own pumpkins below.

Happy Halloween

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