Ginger Snap Crafts: paper pumpkin {Silhouette tutorial}

paper pumpkin {Silhouette tutorial}

paper pumpkin tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts

It’s no  secret….I love my Silhouette! Buuut I have a confession to make for the first year & half I owned mine the only thing I ever cut was vinyl!  Yep, I was too scared to cut anything else! ha! The last couple of months I’ve been trying to venture out & see what  my Silhouette can really do!  Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to show you some fun paper crafts I made using my Silhouette!  I’ve been having so much fun…it’s kind of addicting! Today I’m excited to show you this super easy & cute paper pumpkin.


One of the great things about owning a Silhouette is their online store.  You can find just about anything & everything over there!  Most shapes are just $0.99…so cheap! (Annd did you notice they have commercial use available now, too!!?? Awesome!} Every week they have a free shape, too.  I always try to pop over & grab that each week. Anyways, I saw this cute 3-D pumpkin shape a few weeks ago & bought it! {You can visit the designer’s blog HERE to see more from her.}


This is how it will look on your Silhouette screen.  You’ll need orange & brown scrapbook paper.  I chose to use polka dotted paper because polka dots always make it cuter. ha! So you just send that to your Silhouette & soon you’ll have pieces that look like these below:

pumpkin pieces

You’ll roll up your center tube like so & then glue it together!
Then fold back the little tabs on each end.

paper pumpkin easy

Then you’ll start gluing on the pieces of your pumpkin.

how to make a paper pumpkin using your silhouette

Until it starts looking like this…

silhouette tutorial

annnd then finally this!


Add your stem & you’re done!  So cute & easy!
These would make a great kid craft
or center piece for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

paper pumpkin with a Silhouette Cameo

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Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Silhouette....I'm just a crazy fan! ha! Winking smile


  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I got a silhouette for my birthday in September and I actually bought this pumpkin but could not figure out how to put it together. Your directions are great! If you are taking request (hint, hint) for future 3-D projects, I would like to request tutorials on the birdhouse and the pumpkin globe!



  2. Super cute! I've always wanted to make paper pumpkins. I'll have to download that shape. :)

  3. I love this!! Been wanting to make a polkadot pumpkin, and paper is a cool idea! Following your page now. Follow me to at I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to the party:)


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