Paper Plate Fall Pumpkin Arrangement

6 Materials
30 Minutes

Here is a cute project with items you probably have in your home. This can be perfect for a farmhouse table centerpiece, for Thanksgiving or for Halloween. It's also a great project to do with the kids.

Take a look at what I did!

What you’ll need:

paper plates


glue gun and sticks

empty bottle (Powerade)

orange paint


pumpkin stem (Mercari)

We will start with the paper plates and a bottle. I used whatever I had around the house which was an empty Powerade bottle. We will add flowers to this later but for now we need 8 paper plates.

Glue two paper plates together.

Add hot glue to the edge all the way around and glue the plate on top. Make 4 sets.

Here are the sets of paper plates glued together. I made 4 but you can use more if you’d like.

Fold them in half to give a 3D look. Now, start to glue them to the bottle.

Add more around to cover the bottle.

All the way around like this.

On the last one you can glue the edges to make it fit.

Like this.

Now if it’s not full add another one. I used more plates and folded them and glued to where I needed more.

You also could add a single in between if you wanted. I like them doubled as it made it look fuller but either way works.

Then I took it outside and sprayed it orange. I used orange because it's what I had at home but you could use any Fall color you like.

Next I added a pumpkin stem and filled it with flowers to make a fall arrangement.

Here it is from a few different angles. How cute is it?

Just a fun, easy and inexpensive Fall table decor.

There's so many ways you could decorate it. You can see more on my Facebook and Youtube page.

How gorgeous are these!

DIY fall ideas

For more creative autumnal decor projects, discover Hometalk's best fall centerpieces here, the best DIY pumpkin ideas here, and other fall paper crafts here.

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  • Laurie Laurie on Aug 02, 2023

    Can I use a van instead? Love this

  • Laurie Laurie on Aug 02, 2023

    I meant a can lol

  • Mary Mary on Aug 02, 2023

    Did you glue two plates together before gluing them face to face to increase the strength of the paper plates?

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  • Sonia Jones Sonia Jones on Jun 30, 2024

    Love this

    can’t wait to try this one with elderly group

    for a craft project

    • Donna Donna on Jun 30, 2024

      I was thinking the same!

  • Liz Liz on Jun 30, 2024

    Love this.