How to make a honeycomb paper pumpkin

Make this easy paper pumpkin using just tissue paper, kraft card and glue!

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Make these quick and easy paper pumpkins to decorate your table this Halloween. Using honeycomb tissue paper saves on time glueing – and you can whip up a whole pumpkin patch in no time.

Why not glue a length of cotton thread into the centre of your pumpkin and display it as a hanging decoration, too?

Looking to decorate your house for the spookiest day of the year? Learn how to carve a pumpkin with our easy step-by-step video tutorial, and be sure to check out our favourite DIY Halloween crafts that won’t break the bank, we love these DIY fabric pumpkins. Or how about these spooktacular free monster paper downloads for card making and papercraft?

We love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to share your craft projects with us on InstagramFacebook or Twitter, too!

How to make a honeycomb paper pumpkin

You will need:

  • A3 sheet of orange honeycomb tissue paper 
  • Kraft card
  • Green tissue paper
  • Glue
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Step 1

If you’re starting with an A3 sheet of orange honeycomb paper, cut the tissue paper in half to make two A4 sheets. Fold one piece in half, then cut a half-oval shape into it, with the flat edge against the spine. Open up to reveal a whole oval shape – the honeycomb texture is built into the paper, so all the hard work is done for you!

Step 2

Cut a simple stalk shape (a long rectangle) from Kraft card, fold into a concertina to create a quirky effect, then glue to the centre of one side of the oval.

Step 3

Cut two thin strips of green tissue paper, wrap around a pencil to make a spiral, then stick one end of each to the pumpkin, around the stalk. The other ends will trail over the opened pumpkin.

Step 4

Cover one side of the oval with hot glue, then fan out the paper to meet the other side; hold together until the glue is dry. Repeat for the other side, to finish.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed these DIY pumpkin tutorials. If you’re on the lookout for more Halloween projects, check out the best Halloween quilting patterns or these easy Halloween crafts for kids.