33 In Fall

DIY Crepe Paper Pumpkins

It’s another Pinterest Challenge today!! I always browse through Pinterest and get tons of inspiration. This time I was looking at Fall ideas and wanted to make these DIY crepe paper pumpkins.

Our Pinterest Challenge is hosted by Erlene from My Pinterventures and is for you, and us, to get not only inspiration, but to also try out what we see on Pinterest.

I saw these adorable crepe paper pumpkins by Lia Griffith and just needed to give them a try!




Aren’t they just so perfect?? They were easy to make as well!

And Lia’s tutorial is so detailed and easy to follow.


DIY Crepe Paper Pumpkins

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What I have used:

 styrofoam balls

white crepe paper

black craft wire 

small stems from the backyard



I followed Lia’s tutorial step by step, except that I used white crepe paper instead of orange. Also, my styrofoam balls were not easy to crush, so they still look quite round. But that’s ok. Same with the dents Lia added to hers with the dowel. I couldn’t get them in and they don’t show on mine.


This is how mine turned out! I decided to not add the wire curl and I also used real little wood stems from the backyard.




DIY crepe paper pumpkins kreativk.net


DIY crepe paper pumpkins kreativk.net


DIY crepe paper pumpkins kreativk.net


These little pumpkins fit in so well with my neutral decor and I think I’ll be making some more in different sizes.


DIY crepe paper pumpkins kreativk.net


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  • Leslie Clingan
    27/09/2018 at 02:38

    Very cute and even more special because they aren’t exactly like the ones on Pinterest. You made them YOURS. I made a book page pumpkin last year and it turned out kind of crazy. Couldn’t get the pages to lay flat on the pumpkin base. So it wound up looking ruffled. But once I added a little glitter, ta-da, it was better!! Would love for you to stop by to see it – http://onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com/dim-did-it-myself-book-page-pumpkin/.

  • Leanna
    26/09/2018 at 04:59

    These pumpkins are so fresh and bright Katrin. They suit my decor, I love your white pumpkin variation.

    • Katrin
      29/09/2018 at 23:05

      Thank you Leanna!

  • Michelle Leslie
    24/09/2018 at 14:06

    They’re beautiful Katrin. Love the fact that you used a twig from the garden for the stalk and how you’ve changed the original inspiration to suit your decor

  • Julie
    22/09/2018 at 16:53

    These look great in white, very classy.
    The texture of the crepe paper is lovely too.

    • Katrin
      25/09/2018 at 06:48

      Thanks so much Julie!

  • Mary
    22/09/2018 at 14:29

    These came out really pretty Katrin. And really you made them from practically nothing!

  • Erlene
    22/09/2018 at 10:24

    These are great! I’ll have to hop over and check out the tutorial. I may have the supplies to make a few of my own.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:50

      They are so easy and fun to make Erlene!! Thanks for organizing the challenge, always fun to participate!!

  • Beverly
    21/09/2018 at 02:31

    This is such a fun fall craft. I love the look of your white ones. Pinning to my fall decor board.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:49

      Thank you Beverly!!

  • Debbee
    20/09/2018 at 21:54

    I like how you used twigs for the stems, and the contrast with the white crepe paper.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:49

      Thanks so much Debbee!

  • Habiba
    20/09/2018 at 11:23

    Katrin, I love your Little paper pumpkins. Much better than the orange ones in your inspiration picture. Your other fall crafts are gorgeous, too. You have excellent taste when it comes to home decor!

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:49

      Aw Thank you so much Habiba, that means a lot!!

  • Roseann Hampton
    20/09/2018 at 02:58

    So cute – they do go perfect with your decor!

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:48

      Thanks so much Roseann!

  • Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen
    19/09/2018 at 18:31

    Wow, I’m not sure if I like the white ones or the inspirational orange pumpkins better! I think they’d be great in a tray with various fall colors.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:48

      I really like both a lot, just that for my decor the white one’s fit in a little better… Thanks Lydia!!

  • Jenny
    19/09/2018 at 14:43

    What a clever idea to use styrofoam balls & crepe paper! They are beautiful, I want to make all kinds of them now. Love the idea to use natural sticks!

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:47

      Thanks so much Jenny!!

  • Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
    19/09/2018 at 05:51

    These are SO CUTE!!!! Love them. I’m tempted to make them myself, but I already have so much on my plate right now..Definitely pinning it for later.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:47

      Awesome, they are so easy to make, even for a quick afternoon creativity release, lol. Thanks for the visit Chelsea!

  • Debrashoppeno5
    19/09/2018 at 02:47

    I love these little pumpkins. They have charm and personality.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:46

      Thanks Debra!!

  • Mother of 3
    19/09/2018 at 02:33

    Very cute! I have been looking for some fall crafts to try with my boys too and these sound fun. Pinned.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:46

      Thanks so much!!

  • Lisa Kerhin
    19/09/2018 at 01:32

    Man, not gonna lie. I wish I had seen this two weeks ago when I broke down and bought some pumpkins! Won’t be doing that again. They turned out wonderful! Pinning

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:46

      Oh, I wish I’d get some pumpkins here where I live. That is why I have to make them. Happy you like them Lisa, Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Marie-The Interior Frugalista
    18/09/2018 at 22:12

    I’ve had a stash of colored crepe paper in a drawer for at least 20 years. And I’ve kept telling myself that one day I’ll do something with it. Your pretty DIY crepe paper pumpkins inspired me to use it for seasonal crafts. I’ll be happy to finally empty that overstuffed bin. Pinned 🙂

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 16:44

      That is great that you got some inspiration to lower the craft stash Marie. Thanks so much 🙂

  • Marci
    18/09/2018 at 12:49

    Those little pumpkins are seriously cute! I love the texture of the crepe paper! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 15:44

      Thanks so much Marci!