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DIY Paper Maché Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a classic symbol of the fall season, and they are fun to decorate your home with. You can easily make your own using paper maché and a balloon… and it will last forever so you can can use it for years to come. Today I’m going to share the easy tutorial with you. So let’s get started!

Paper mache pumpkin 9

Paper mache pumpkin 1

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own paper maché pumpkin:

  • Flour
  • Balloon
  • Jute twine
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush
  • Acrylic paints
  • Newspaper
  • Bowl and fork

Paper mache pumpkin 2

Begin by blowing up your balloon to your desired pumpkin size. Keep in mind that the larger it is, the more paper maché you will have to add. Cut a piece of twine that will easily wrap around the circumference of the balloon and tape the middle of it to the top of the balloon.

Paper mache pumpkin 3

Wrap the piece of twine around and tie a knot by the balloon knot, pulling it tight so the balloon bulges a bit.

Paper mache pumpkin 4

Repeat this with two more pieces of twine. Then gather all of the ends and the knotted end of the balloon and wrap a couple of pieces of tape around everything to create the stem of the balloon.