Make your own Rolled Paper Flower Pumpkin for Halloween using inexpensive and simple craft materials.
Hello there! I can’t believe we are already into the month of October and Halloween is just around the corner. This year I decided to make cute crafts for Halloween. Over the weekend I made this Rolled Paper Flower Pumpkin and I love how it turned out. This little paper pumpkin was a labor of love and the black looks perfect for Halloween!
Supplies (affiliate links):
- 6 inch foam ball
- 12 x 12 inch black cardstock (2 packages)
- White pen
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Wine cork (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
Start by painting the foam ball with one thin coat of black acrylic paint and let it dry completely. I really like this smooth foam ball because the smooth surface is easy to paint and the paint dries quickly.
Cut the 12 x 12 inch cardstock into 4 equal pieces. For the black cardstock, I used a white gel pen to mark a spiral circle in the center of each cut piece of cardstock. The white shows up on the black cardstock and I like to see the white spirals in the paper flowers. It gives the flower depth. If you use a different color of cardstock, you can use just a regular pen or pencil.
Next, use a pair of scissors to cut out the spiral circle. Don’t worry if you don’t follow the lines or your edges are rough. The paper flowers will turn out great! At the base of the paper flower, use a hot glue gun to to glue the flower together. You can make the flowers tight, loose, or a mixture of both. It just depends on what you like.
Then use the hot glue gun to glue the flower to the foam ball. Try to glue the flowers close together so you can’t see the foam ball. For details photos, check out my tutorial here. Cover the entire foam ball with rolled paper flowers.
Finally, I used a wine cork for the stem and hot glued it to the top of the rolled paper flower pumpkin. I made a bow to complete the look. This step is optional but highly recommended. I mean, look how cute it is!
This rolled paper flower pumpkin craft does take some time, so I like to put on my favorite Pandora station (The Lumineers) and listen to music while I craft or you could turn on your favorite movie. How cute is this pumpkin for Halloween?!