Quilled Paper Pumpkin {& $500 in Visa Gift Cards Fall Giveaway!!}

Hi sweet friends! Happy Fall!!  Today I’m sharing another thrifty way to add a little Fall to your décor.

A few pieces of scrapbook paper and a yard sale frame is about all it took to create this fun quilled paper pumpkin:

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial


This was so simple to make. And it was cheap, as in less than $2! That’s my kind of project!

Want to make one?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frame
  • Card Stock (I used one for the stem, three for the pumpkin, and one for the background.)
  • Pumpkin silhouette. I drew this one to use as a template.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper cutting tool
  • Tiny flathead screwdriver

Start by cutting two pieces of card stock into 1/8″ strips. (You can purchase quilling strips already cut at your craft store, but this is a simple step and much cheaper.)


Cut a piece of cardstock in the shape of your pattern. I thought I wouldn’t have enough of the green, so I pulled a piece out of my stash that was close in color.

Glue the pumpkin to the background. Then outline the pumpkin with paper strips, attaching with glue as you go. I like these Zig glue pens I purchased at Michaels.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Roll a strip tightly around the tiny flathead.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Let it unravel to the desired size and glue in place.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

You can pinch one end to create a petal or move the “eye” of the circle to one side for a different look. You can really have fun with it.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Continue to fill it incompletely…

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

You can roll half of your strip in one direction, then switch and roll the other half in the other direction to create two smaller circles too.

For the stem, outline in brown and fill in the same way.

Here is mine completely filled in. I removed the glass to get a picture without the glare.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

The deer doesn’t say Fall at all, but I just found him at a thrift store for $1.58. Isn’t he a cutie?

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

This frame was  a yard sale frame I found for a dollar. I painted it and sanded it bit.


Here it is with the glass, reflecting my china hutch.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

I made a Quilled Paper Skull for my Halloween mantel last year. This is such an inexpensive way to add a little seasonal décor to your home.

I made this one to match my New Fall Wreath:

Fall Wreath Tutorial

It also matches my Thrifty Fall Centerpiece. Would you believe I made it from these items?

Fall Vingette 26

If you missed it, it’s a must-see!

At least now you know why I chose green for my pumpkin! Of course you can choose a more traditional, vibrant color if you prefer.

Quilled Paper Pumpkin



I also have an amazing giveaway today to welcome Fall, my favorite season!!  This will be my last giveaway for a while so make sure you register to win this one!

I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to give away two $250 Visa gift cards!


Just follow the tasks below to earn several chances to win!

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Good luck on the giveaway and I hope you are inspired to try a little paper quilling! It is very relaxing, which makes it such an enjoyable project. 🙂



P.S. The Kitchen Aid Mixer giveaway is still going on too! Click on the image to register!


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  1. Soooo cute! And can’t believe I missed the skeleton. Pinned both. Bought a quilling tool and some quill strips as and easy craft for my girl scouts a couple years back but never thought of just a fill in. Thanks so much. Will be trying soon.

  2. Christy, you are so freak’n creative and talented – talk about classy looking pumpkin art! It’s so pretty – just love it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too 🙂

  3. How great and doable!!!!

  4. That is so great Christy!!!Very unique…I love that! 🙂

  5. It is so beautiful Christy- and you are so patient!! Amazing!

  6. Loreena Meer says

    would love to try it

  7. sherry elston says

    hey, just wanted to tell I think you made a ROCKIN centerpiece.
    from someone who does not have a blog of her own, I just troll around and peek at the others!!!

  8. Hi Christy! I love this project! You have inspired me to try quilling with your step-by-step tutorial! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the chance to win the Visa card! Blessings from Bama!

  9. The picture is absolutely beautiful ! it has giving me an idea for a decoration I would love to try out in my home.

  10. It is so beautiful, Christy! Wow! I didn’t know how to do the “twirling”… Great tutorial 🙂 Would love for you to share any of your beautiful DIY at our new link up party please 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

  11. I’ve been wanting to try quilling for a while now! I just love the way it looks. Your pumpkin is too cute!!

  12. This is really a lovely craft. I like the texture of the quilled pumpkin on top of the patterned pumpkin. Great Job!

  13. That is one classy piece of art! I love quilling (or at least the finished product. I’ll have to give it a try. I love pumpkins, and like you say, this is a good way to appreciate quiet and creativity as well!


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