So it’s official, summer is over and autumn is here! I love summer and was sad to see it go but now, watching the leaves change colour, I feel ready to embrace the new season and all the adornments it brings!

In honour of this I will be posting some decorations for autumn, and maybe even halloween, every week!

For the first week I have decided to made some paper pumpkins. I love a paper decoration and these are so easy to make I’m sure you’ll love them too!

The only supplies you’ll need are:

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Using your pencil and ruler divide up your paper depending how big or small you want your pumpkin

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With your scissors cut out the strips from your paper

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Using your double-sided tape attach each strip together at one end, creating a circle

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Flip over your circle of strips so that the orange side is facing down. Then pick up one strip at a time and attach it to the next one, again using the tape

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Once you’ve made a complete circle with your orange paper you can cut out some leaves with green paper and simply attach them to the top of your pumpkin. Et Voila!

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My next experiment is to make them with different colours and patterns. This decoration makes slightly less mess than carving a real pumpkin! Let me know how you get on with yours…

Happy Autumn!

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