Last updated on December 15th, 2018 at 11:45 am
Everyone loves pumpkin decor! These 3D paper pumpkins are perfect for both Halloween and fall decorating! Make them using your Cricut and this free pumpkin SVG file!
Is anyone else just counting down the hours until it’s fall? I was recently diagnosed with heat intolerance (yeah, that’s a thing) and I am so, so ready for cooler fall days. My house is already starting to get hints of fall, like these cute pumpkins! I’ve cut them in my favorite colors, but of course you could use a more traditional orange and brown palette. They are perfect for both Halloween and fall and they’re a FREE SVG download in this post!
I’ve seen similar pumpkins like these before, but I wanted to make them EASY with your Cricut or other cutting machine! Instead of hand-cutting and carefully folding every piece, you can have your Cricut both score and cut your pumpkins, making them super easy to put together.
Then make sure to head to the end of this post to get TEN more free Halloween SVG files! Yay for free stuff!
Paper Pumpkin Decor—Supplies
Paper Pumpkin Decor—Directions
Once you’ve downloaded the free pumpkin SVG above, open Cricut Design Space. You’ll notice that there is the main pumpkin piece and the folded pumpkin piece. Because Cricut Design Space doesn’t allow me to create a score line outside of the software, you’ll need to change the three cut lines (the line running down the center of each folded pumpkin piece) to a score line by clicking on the line and changing it to “Score” in the Layers Attribute panel.
Once you have the line changed to a score line, select that line and the pumpkin piece it’s on top of and click “Attach” in the bottom of the Layers Panel on the right side. This will ensure that the Cricut scores that particular piece of paper in the right spot.
Then duplicate that pumpkin piece so you have ten total folded pieces.
Then do the same with the other two smaller pumpkins.
Once you have everything cut out, fold the 10 pieces for each pumpkin along the score line. Then assemble these in the same manner as these 3D paper ornaments. I like to start by adding the stem to the main piece, and then the leaf at the end. Five pieces go on the front and back of the main pumpkin piece.
Make sure to let the glue dry before adding each new folded piece! If not, the pressure from the folds will start to separate each layer.
Once you have all of your folded pieces glued, add your leaf and you’re done!
Want more great FREE Halloween SVGs? Check out these fun projects from some of my blogging friends!
It’s All Just Hocus Pocus – The Simply Crafted Life
Treat or Treat Spiderweb – Happiness is Homemade
Thing 1 & Thing 2 – The Country Chic Cottage
Girl and Boy Ghosts – That’s What Che Said
Queen’s Orchard – Crafting in the Rain
Boo Y’all – Pineapple Paper Co.
You Say Witch Like it’s a Bad Thing – Hello Creative Family
Skeleton Skull – 100 Directions
Trick or Treat – Everyday Party
Trick or Treat Yourself – Brooklyn Berry Designs
Halloween Ideas from Spooky to Silly