Step by step, how to create your own book pumpkin:
(*this DIY was derived from Better Homes&Gardens)
What you need:
-Hot Glue & Glue Gun
-template (click link above)
-spray paint, orange and brown (I went for a deep rustic orange and brown but you could go brighter)
[Side Note: as I mention above, my book seemed like it was larger than the book used in the original link. On the bottom, using the bread knife, I cut off the the remaining stump( it was kind of fun so I kept it (see left). Now the top, I had been trying to cut it off with scissors as I was cutting the shape (back in step two) but then I realized, if I kept it on there, it could become the stem on the pumpkin. In the Homes&Garden link, they used a fake stem glued to the top, that version looks great too so it's really up to you.]
Continuing...//4. Following the shape on the book I used my scissors to sort of clean up the shaved edges. Don't use a lot of force here. and again, don't worry if you cut some pages too much or if they tear, it's really okay.
Eventually, you'll finish step 7...but with some patience, you'll make it.The more attention you give this part of the process then the fluffier and fuller your book pumpkin will look.
Finally, prepare the pumpkin place setting. For me, I picked up a basket for .99 from Goodwill and some fake fall leaves from the dollar store, and a batch of berries from Hobby Lobby.
The final product (excuse my unprofessional photo taking skills):
I'm so in love with the way it turned out and feel so accomplished! I promise you can do it too, all it takes is some patience (and believe me, if I managed, then you sooo can) and an afternoon for crafting. Thanks for letting me share!
- Patience, patience, patience....and some girls to help pass the time will bless you immensely in this project.
- This is not a project for the perfectionist in you. It's okay for some of the pages to have sort of a torn look, for them to not be all the same size, and for some to be whiter than others.
- Use your creative license! Have fun and be proud of your accomplishment.
What are some Fall crafts you've been working on?
Tune back in to PP&P on Thursday for another Fall craft...
and tomorrow for some of the BEST surprise pictures from our wedding.