Paper Plate Fall Pumpkin Arrangement

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
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!

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  • Mary Distel Mary Distel on Aug 03, 2022

    Do you add anything to the bottle for extra weight? it looks cool but I would want to add a bit of weight to it to prevent it from being knocked over or worse off a table or counter.

  • CHL25082871 CHL25082871 on Aug 04, 2022

    Were the examples your inspiration? They have all the plate edges glued together.

  • Katen Katen on Aug 24, 2022

    We did this for VBS and created cactus and painted fun colors. Used tissue paper to create flower on top. Some painted first. Some second. Either way turned out great. Used donated paint, house, wall, tempura, and even chalk. Fantastic results. Only limit is imagination. We used 9 paper plates btw. Thanks for sharing.

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