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How-To: Make Mini Pumpkin Name Cards

Petite pumpkin name card on a vibrant table setting.

We're celebrating the season by leaning into all the fun the holidays have to offer. Through festive home tips and inspiring recipes, we're extending an official invitation (and reminder) to embrace moments of play throughout the day.

First up on our fun-focused agenda, we have a classic craft that is super charming and easy to execute. Read on to learn how to make mini DIY pumpkin place cards for your next holiday gathering.


Supplies for making mini pumpkin name cards.


  • Cutting mat

  • Mini pumpkins or gourds

  • Decorative paper (we used marbled paper)

  • Vellum paper

  • String or twine

  • Exacto knife

  • Hole punch

  • Pen or marker

  • Scissors

  • T-square or ruler



1. Cut Decorative Paper

Cut the decorative paper into rectangles using an Exacto knife and ruler. Our finished rectangles measured around 2.5"x1.5" each. 


Cutting out marbled paper using a ruler and an X-acto knife.


2. Cut Vellum Paper

Cut the vellum paper into rectangles slightly smaller than the decorative paper using an Exacto knife and ruler. We measured and cut 2"x1" rectangles. 


Cutting marbled and vellum paper for a place card craft.


3. Write Names

Write names on vellum paper or leave them blank for guests to write in when they arrive. 


Making DIY pumpkin place cards with marbled paper.


4. Punch a Hole 

Center the vellum paper on the decorative paper and punch a hole through both layers to the left of the name. We used a small hole punch, but you could also poke a hole with a needle or pin.


Hanging pumpkin name cards on mini pumpkins and gourds.


5. Attach the Name Card

Thread string or twine through the hole and tie the ends to make a loop. Then, attach the loop to the stem of the pumpkin or gourd to hang.


Mini gourd name cards on playful table setting.

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