This year for my mom’s ward Halloween party, we decided to go big but simple. Giant paper pumpkin centerpieces stood on every table, and miniature sizes joined the food tables. This centerpiece was so easy and was such an eye catcher!
What you’ll need per pumpkin:
1 poster board, cut into 2 3/4 inch strips
2 green leaves (about 6 inches long)
1 brown cardstock (about 8 inches long by 3 inches tall)
2 feet of raffia
Glue 2 ends of poster board strips together, forming a circle. You should have 8 strips per poster board. 2 strips glued together per circle = eventually, 4 circles will be 1 pumpkin.
Glue each ring crossing over the other with the same center point…
For the tops of each pumpkin, you will use the brown card stock to create the stem. If you fold your brown paper accordion style with 10 folds, you will end up with a star shape when you connect the two ends.
Using green paper, cut 2 leaves. The raffia is used tied in a bow to compliment the stem and leaves.
Glue all of your pumpkin toppings to the top.
Your centerpiece is large enough to make a statement but short enough to carry conversation across the table. If you are planning a party for a large group with many tables (say like, a ward or stake function) this DIY pumpkin centerpiece is also very affordable, cashing in at under $2 a piece!
You can also adjust the size of your pumpkin by cutting the strips shorter and/or thinner. We love the way these fat pumpkins blopped right onto each table
We made smaller ones for the buffet line and dessert table as well.
A no stress, easy to make, super cheap DIY Harvest or Halloween party centerpiece!