*Tissue-Paper Leaf Pumpkin*


I have some pumpkins left from my Halloween decorations and wanted to make a use of them. The pumpkins will not last much longer, so for this, I wanted to use supplies I already had. I came across a project on Good Housekeeping. It looked easy enough and I already had the supplies. So to work I went! The total process took about 30-40 minutes and I was done. The most time consuming part were the cutting of the tissue leaves. Tissue paper is a lot more tricky to cut than construction paper. I love how the red and yellow turned out against the white pumpkin. I want to try other tissue paper colors when I have more time. You can really have fun with this. I also thought, kids can contribute and make their own. And making different shapes would be fun…like a polka dot pumpkin. Even using multiple sizes of pumpkins to make a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. So let your imagination soar with this fun pumpkin craft!

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The supplies: pumpkin, scissors, tissue paper, marker, leaves, mod podge and a paint brush

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I traced the different leaves I wanted to use onto different colors of tissue paper

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My leaf stencil

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I then cut out each tissue leaf using scissors

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My collection of different tissue paper leaves

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I then Mod Poged the areas where I would be applying the tissue leaves

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Stick the leaves on the pumpkin

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I then applied a top coat of Mod Podge over all of the tissue leaves and let dry

tissue paper pumpkin craft

My pumpkin drying with the top coat of Mod Podge

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Here it is all dry and ready to be displayed

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I love how vibrant the colors turned out against the white pumpkin

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Showing the different sides of patterns of the tissue leaves

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Imagine all the color combinations you could make with different colored tissue

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 My tissue pumpkin!

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  • Pumpkin
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper (your choice of colors)
  • Mod Podge
  • Marker/Pen
  • Paint Brush
  • Leaves


  1. Trace the leaves onto the tissue paper with the pen/marker
  2. Cut out the leaf patterns
  3. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to areas of pumpkin where you want to place the tissue
  4. Apply tissue leaves onto pumpkin
  5. After all the tissue is in place, apply a top coat of Mod Podge with your brush covering the tissue leaves
  6. Let dry


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