Sep
19

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One of my favorite things about fall is PUMPKINS! I love to decorate with them and I especially love baking with them. There’s just something about them you can’t help but love. Today I’m going to show you a fun little fall craft… a book page pumpkin. :)

Supplies:

  • Pumpkin from Hobby Lobby
  • Newspaper or old book (find one from Goodwill)
  • Foam brush
  • decoupage
  • Glamour dust

Instructions:

1. Paint a thick coat of decoupage onto the pumpkin stem.

2. Then pour the glitter onto the stem and shake off the excess. I did this same thing with the acorns pictured above.

3. Tear strips (about 3 x 1 in) from an old book. Place a thin layer of decoupage onto the pumpkin. Push the paper onto the pumpkin and then apply another layer of decoupage so it sticks. Repeat this process all the way around the pumpkin. Note: Your hands will get messy! ;)

You can add a few rhinestones on top for a little extra bling! Then display your new book page pumpkins! See wasn’t that easy?!

For more Halloween check out: halloween magnet boardpaper pumpkins, framed pumpkin craftfall craft, and halloween treats.

Thanks for reading. Come back soon! :)

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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17 Responses to “Book page pumpkin {fall craft}”

  1. Cranberry Morning

    That’s a great idea. Normally, I wouldn’t tear up a book for anything – but I can see that getting a used copy of a favorite Jane Austen, for example, would be fun to use for this craft and then give it to someone who loves Jane Austen. It could keep them busy for hours. SO CUTE!!

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  2. Shona

    That is soooo cute!! I love the rhinestones on it too. I’m definitely gonna have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Anne McIntosh

    Very cute Idea! I have some well-worn pumpkins and this will be just the thing to update them for another 5 years! Thanks!

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  4. Shirley

    WOW! That looks so much easier than I would have imagined! And I love how it turned out. My husband and I are book lovers so I think this would be a really fun thing for us to have in our home this fall. I wonder if I would be brave enough to let my almost two year old help me. :) (I’m shaking my head “no” vigorously as I type this.)

    I’ve never really worked with decoupage, is it thick or runny? Also, does it work on lots of different types of materials? Specifically ribbon? Sorry if you don’t know! This post just got my creative mind stirring!

    Thanks for the post, can’t wait to try!!!
    Shirley

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  5. Lara

    For those of you who wouldn’t want to wreck a book – I just found text wrapping paper at Target in the $1.00 section at the front! YAY!

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