Book page pumpkin {fall craft}


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. :)


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


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

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jess from Cox's Corner posted on September 19, 2012 at 4:52 am (#

    I LOVE this!

  2. Cranberry Morning posted on September 19, 2012 at 6:02 am (#

    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!!

  3. Nicole posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:12 am (#

    Awesome! I love this!

  4. Heather posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:34 am (#

    This is really cute and looks pretty easy!

  5. Stephanie posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:42 am (#

    LOVE this idea- may have to make one of these for my bookshelf!

  6. Mrs D posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:46 am (#

    Oh these are delightful and a perfect additon to autumnal wedding anniversary celebrations! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Shona posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:47 am (#

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

  8. Beth - Slice of Southern posted on September 19, 2012 at 8:05 am (#

    I just love this! How creative….can’t wait to try this out.

  9. Anne McIntosh posted on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 am (#

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

  10. Shirley posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:45 am (#

    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!!!

  11. lisa lyle posted on September 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#

    You are so creative. Love IT!

  12. Jenny Metcalf posted on September 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#

    Jamie, you are so talented. I’m goung to trial run it, where do u get decopage w
    Love ya, jenny

  13. Maureen Murray posted on September 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm (#

    Love all your ideas

  14. Lara posted on September 20, 2012 at 11:40 am (#

    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!

  15. Haley posted on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#

    Super cute & simple! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Cindy Jenkins {Jenkins Kid Farm} posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:39 am (#

    You inspired me to do my own! Thanks!!!

    You can see it here……..

  17. Sarah @ Becoming Martha posted on October 19, 2012 at 10:51 am (#

    So cute!! I shared my glittered acorns last week too on my blog! Great minds must think alike :) Maybe I will have to make a boo page pumpkin now to go with it!