I’m sharing a super easy and cute fall craft today…how to make a book page pumpkin!
I am just loving all of the ways people out in blogland that people are using Dollar Tree pumpkins! I shared with you a couple of weeks ago my first use of a Dollar Tree pumpkin, my Monogramed Pumpkin.
I have a confession as well, I had a hard time even choosing a book knowing I was going to tear it apart. In fact my favorite style of pages (because of the typography and page color) was Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech. First I had to think about the fact that someone’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech was now residing in an aisle at the Dollar Tree among plastic toy guns and Lady Guadalupe incense. Then I had to decide if I could bear to tear apart the pages of said person’s Nobel Peace Prize speech…regardless of how I felt on a personal level about said person.
I was having a real mental and ethical crisis right there among the crossword puzzles and the cheap coloring books with those weird princesses on the covers. So I chose a different book…and I’m hoping the author of that book doesn’t read this blog, or I’ll feel guilty all over again.
Here’s a quick step by step tutorial on how to make a Book Page Pumpkin
Inexpensive foam pumpkins (I get mine from Dollar Tree)
A book you don’t mind tearing apart that has a font and page color you like (Again, got mine at Dollar Tree)
A branch (I got mine from yard)
Some type of decorative Spanish moss or grass
Step 2. Working in sections, so that your glue does not dry to quickly, spread mod podge onto your pumpkin and apply book page strips overlapping to avoid orange showing through. Glue all the way up the pumpkin but not onto the stem.
Step 3. As you are applying strips of paper smooth out the strips as you work making sure to avoid as many wrinkles as possible for a nice smooth finish. Run your finger down through the ridges of the pumpkin to make sure they are still defined.
Step 4. Apply plenty of glue to the bottom of the pumpkin and smooth down ends of strips for a nice finish. Apply a thin layer of mod podge over entire pumpkin and allow to dry completely.
Step 5. Cut off excess paper around top of stem. Find a nice stick or twig that you like and cut or break to size. Poke stick down into stem of pumpkin. Apply mod podge or glue around base of twig and add Spanish moss or decorative grass around base of twig.
And that’s all there is to it! Easy-pumpkin-Peasy!
Here’s some more fun pumpkin projects!
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