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Wicker Paper Plate Holder Pumpkin

Made with a wicker paper plate holder, a piece of felt, and a brown lunch bag, this adorable wicker paper plate holder pumpkin is a great fall craft for kids and crafters of all ages!

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a jack-o-lantern pumpkin made with a wicker paper plate holder

Last summer when I was cleaning out my mom’s home, I found stacks of wicker paper plate holders. They had belonged to both my mom and my grandparents. Seeing them instantly brought me back to my childhood, enjoying summer barbecues in my grandparents’ backyard. I packed them up and brought them home.

A few months later, my friend and I were planning out some fall crafts for an after school craft class at our elementary school. I remembered the stacks of wicker paper plate holders in my closet. I had more than we could ever use, so I brought a few into school. We decided to use them to create a cute little jack-o-lantern face. The kids loved this project and I thought you would too!

Wicker Paper Plate Holder Pumpkin Materials

wicker paper plate holder being painted orange

Simple Process to Make a Wicker Paper Plate Holder Pumpkin

  1.  Using the DecoArt acrylic paint, paint the interior of the wicker paper plate holder. I used a simple and inexpensive sponge brush.  This will be your pumpkin.
  2. When it is drying, create a fun face on the black felt with your chalk or chalk pen.  There is no pattern.  Just be creative and have fun!
  3. Using your scissors, cut out the felt pieces and glue them onto the painted wicker paper plate holder.
  4. Next, take the paper bag. Cut out a shape to make a stem.
  5. Twist the top of the paper bag to create a stem.
  6. Glue the stem to the back of the painted wicker paper plate holder.
  7. Use glue to add some artificial leaves and/or ribbon to decorate!
  8. Don’t forget to add a string to the back for hanging.
collage of process of making a jack-o-lantern pumpkin from a wicker paper plate holder

Such a simple and adorable fall craft project! This wicker paper plate holder pumpkin is a perfect fall craft to do with children, as well as crafters of all ages!

a jack-o-lantern pumpkin made with a wicker paper plate holder

Let me know in the comments below if you give this project a try. If you post it, please tag me. I’d love to see a picture!

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  1. What a happy JOL you’ve created with your repurposed wicker plate holder Lynne! I know the kids enjoyed making them. My sister teaches kindergarten so I’ll have to share your project with her. Happy to be crafting with you today. ♥

  2. So cute Lynn! What a darling project and great repurposing of those wicker plate holders. I especially liked how you made the stem out of paper bags. Clever!

  3. Your wicker plate holder is too cute and adorable, Lynne! What a fun fall craft to make with both kids and adults! The perfect project to do during this pandemic, too!

  4. Great recycle idea Lynn! I love how cute this craft came out and that it can be used as a wreath for October.
    Nice to blog hop with you:)

  5. Great project for fall. That would be so cute for the front door. Thanks for being part of the hop today.

  6. Such a cute idea!! Love the embellishments you added too, adorable!!

  7. I suppose one could make a snowman or any number of things from those wicker plate holders! Have a great weekend!


  8. This turned out so cute and I love it! Wonderful craft hopping with you friend!

  9. Really enjoyed your post. I love “thin” wreathe-type decor; I have unfond memories of a storm door’s hardware pulling out of the doo frame as the thick wreathe didn’t let the door close tightly and the wind caught it….Not to mention the velveteen flocking sticking to the frost on the glass! This would be a great kids’ project. I love using faux grape leaves for my cloth pumpkins; the leaves look similar to a pumpkin leaf.

  10. That is just the cutest pumpkin Lynn and so easy to do. I’m sure I’m sure my MIL has many of those kicking around! She might not notice if a few went missing – lol!

  11. This is so cute, Lynne! Those wicker plate holders make perfect pumpkins. My daughter would love this craft. I see wicker plate holders all the time at thrift shops…this is such a clever upcycle for them. I’ve been thinking of you and hoping that your first week of school is going well.

  12. Lynne, this is so clever and yet, so easy! Great idea and I can see why the kids enjoyed this project! Thanks for joining us once again with this easy and quick craft!

  13. This is super cute, Lynne! It would be a fun project to do with kids, too! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Great idea to repurpose wicker plate holders! It turned out so cute! Using brown paper bags for the stem was genius! Blessings, Donna

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Donna! It was such a fun project to do with our little crafters! I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

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