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DIY Book Pumpkin

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Although autumn officially began September 23, we can still usher in the warm, cozy fall season with this simple, inexpensive pumpkin decor made with something everyone has– a book!

Materials:

  • old paperback book
  • orange paint
  • paint brush
  • water
  • scissors/sharp edge cutter
  • stick
  • rafia
  • marker
  • glue or paperclip

Steps to Make a Book Pumpkin:

  1. Trace 1/2 a pumpkin on the outside of the book with a marker – think 1/2 a heart like you would do for Valentines.
  2. Use scissors or a exacto-like knife to cut the book along the traced line.  I ended up sectioning the book into several segments (and it doesn’t have to be perfect because you can trim later).
  3. Dilute orange paint with water – equal parts paint & water.  And paint just the outside edges of the pages.
  4. Grab a stick from outside and use it as a pumpkin stem.
  5. Glue the book in a fan around the the stick or attach book covers with paperclip.
  6. Add rafia.
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