Today I’m sharing a fun project that I created for my Fall Decor! I made some cute Book Page Pumpkins. I was inspired to make these after seeing the ones that Heather from At the Picket Fence made! I did my own spin on them, mine are a little more sparkly, no surprise there, I’m sure by now you guys know that I love glitter!
I used a Pumpkin from the Dollar Store for this project. Here are the Supplies that I used…
- Dollar Store Pumpkin
- Paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)
- Mod Podge Matte
- Foam brush
- Stick (Just an old Twig from your yard will do!)
- Glitter ( I used German Glass Glitter)
- Elmer’s Blue School Gel Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: First remove the embellishments from the pumpkin. Keep the leaves, we will reuse those!
Step 2: Paint the Pumpkin, so that none of the orange peaks through in case you miss a spot with the paper later. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, and the whole thing was covered with one coat!
Step 3: Paint the leaves and set aside.
Step 4: Begin tearing bits from the Book pages. Use the Mod Podge Matte and a foam brush to apply the paper. Work your way around as much as you can, and then let dry and flip over to do the underside.
Step 5: Meanwhile, apply the Elmer’s Blue School Glue Gel to the leaves, and the stick and shake on the glitter to cover. (I always use this type of glue with the Glass Glitter because it really grabs it and keeps it in place on your project)
Step 6: I was left with a large gap in my Dollar Store pumpkin, where the raffia had been. I took some more book pages and rolled them into coils and stuffed them into the space, to fill it, all around the twig. If you don’t have this problem, you can just insert the glittered twig, with out the paper coils.
Step 7: Finish decoupaging the book pages on around the top. I just went right over the paper coils and it hid them perfectly! You can apply a final coat of the Mod Podge all over the outside of the pumpkin to protect it if you like. It will add a slight sheen to it, so keep that in mind.
Step 8: Hot Glue the glittered leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
That’s it! So fun and easy right!
They are much more sparkly in person, the Glitter Leaves are really pretty next to the book pages! I displayed mine next to a Mercury Glass Pumpkin for even more sparkle and shine in my Autumn Vignette!
I’m linking this up to Primp Your Pumpkin on Fox Hollow Cottage!
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