Make Book Page Pumpkins

Make Book Page Pumpkins
Make Book Page Pumpkins

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!

Make book page pumpkins

I used a Pumpkin from the Dollar Store for this project. Here are the Supplies that I used…

Supplies

  1. Dollar Store Pumpkin
  2. Paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)
  3. Book
  4. Mod Podge Matte
  5. Foam brush
  6. Stick (Just an old Twig from your yard will do!)
  7. Glitter ( I used German Glass Glitter)
  8. Elmer’s Blue School Gel Glue
  9. Hot Glue Gun

 

book page pumpkins DIY

Step 1: First remove the embellishments from the pumpkin. Keep the leaves, we will reuse those!

book page pumpkins Decoupage

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!

Chalk Paint Pumpkins

Step 3: Paint the leaves and set aside.

Halloween Crafts

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.

Halloween Crafting

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)

Mod Podge Pumpkin

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.

Mod Podge Halloween Crafts

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.

Glitter Leaves

Step 8: Hot Glue the glittered leaves to the top of the pumpkin.

DIY a Book Page Pumpkin

That’s it! So fun and easy right!

Make Book Page Pumpkins

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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Comments

  1. Thanks sweetie…love this look!!! I’ve been out of touch lately, boy do I have a lot of catching up to do at your lovely site! Thanks for sharing as always!!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

  2. This makes me laugh … I have been planning on doing the same thing, right down to the dollar store pumpkins … I like to think great minds thing alike … if only my mind WERE as great as yours …. love your stuff, as always!! Great Pumpkin!

    • Karen Watson says:

      That’s so funny Paula!! That has happened to me before too! I’m glad you liked it, and I hope you still make yours, I’m sure it will be fabulous!

  3. Ooh ooh, love it! Oh, and check out the spiderweb pumpkin, I don’t necessarily like the bling, but putting the pumpkins on top of those urn thingies, I have some small ones I could use! Small urns that is, just gotta run to Dollar Tree and get some small pumpkins that will fit on top…..gotta go……

    • Karen Watson says:

      Have fun at the Dollar Tree! I love the urn idea Denise, I’m doing something similar in my Dining Room right now!

  4. Lov’n that pumpkin Karen – great idea. Hmmmm, wasn’t in the cards for today but perhaps I’ll hit a Dollarama this afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Karen, So sweet. I will be making a few of these for my fall decorating. Love it that they are kitty proof. Since I have a new kitten I will Not be getting my glass pumpkins out this year!

    • Karen Watson says:

      Hi Ahrisha, Congrats on your new kitten! Yes, I would for sure stay away from the glass ones for this year, good call!

  6. Great project! Do you know of any good online sources for artificial pumpkins? They’re short of them here downunder.

    • Karen Watson says:

      Hi Gillian, No I’m afraid not. I checked some of the online companies that I normally use, but they only ship to U.S. or Canada. You might try Ebay or Etsy and see if you get lucky there. Good luck!!

  7. Pinned this qt a few days ago ;) So glad you brought it to the party!! Anything with that glitter glass catches my eye. I love me some sparkle!!!!

  8. So fun, Karen! Book pages plus glitter?? HELLLLOOOO!
    xo Heidi

  9. This is so cute and so easy – two things we all love! I love pumpkins but the bright orange color of the faux ones isn’t quite my style for indoors. This makes them so much more useable and stylish! Love that mercury glass pumpkin you have – beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  10. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the sparkly version Karen! It’s beyond adorable. After all of the amazing things you do to inspire me, I’m so glad my book page pumpkin could inspire something as lovely as this pumpkin! :)

    Heather

    • Karen Watson says:

      Aw! Thank Heather! I’m so glad you like it! You and Vanessa have such fabulous style! Love you both!!
      xoxo
      Karen

  11. I love AS paint but why did you use the expensive paint as a primer for the book pages? Is it better for adhesion???

  12. This project is very nice, cheap and simple! I cited it in my Web Site: http://lunadeicreativi.com/blog/20-zucche-di-halloween.
    Thank you, Lory

  13. What a very good idea !

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