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Baker's Twine Papier Mache Pumpkins

By: Stephenie Hamen for

Create adorable mini pumpkins that you can keep out all year long.  These Baker's Twine Papier Mache Pumpkins are sure to be a crowd pleaser, and they're great for decorating your home for Thanksgiving and Halloween.  Using only a few materials, you can create a whole batch of colorful pumpkins that you will love showing off to friends and family.  Arrange them on a holiday table or put them in a large jar or bowl for a stunning home decor idea.  

Bakers Twine Pumpkins
Baker's Twine Papier Mache Pumpkins
This image courtesy of Stephenie Hamen

Estimated Cost: Under $10

Time to complete: In an evening

Primary Technique: General Paper Crafting


Occasion/Theme: Thanksgiving


  • Paper mache or STYROFOAM pumpkin
  • Baker’s twine
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors



  1. Start at the stem of the pumpkin gluing the twine.
  2. Begin tightly wrapping and gluing the twine as it starts to cover the pumpkin.
  3. Wrap and glue the entire thing.
  4. Cut the string off the bottom and glue the twine to the base of the pumpkin.


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