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My heart sings for simple doable home decor.

Even more… when it’s inexpensive to make.

Oh!  And packs a WOW!

Are you ready for a project that’s all that and more?

I’m go to show you how to create a flowery book page pumpkin that’s extraordinary!

 

Create a flowery book page pumpkin by decoupaging an artificial pumpkin with book pages and ringing it with flowers to spark many happy smiles.

 

The best part is that it’s whimsical…. it delights children… and make adults smile.

I brought one with me when I went to visit a friend and she fell in love with it.

Don’t you think it’s looks adorable in her tabletop greenhouse.

 

Create a flowery book page Pumpkin for a bit of whimsical home decor.

 

Sometimes we take seasonal home decor too seriously.

So today….we’re going to have fun!  And smile a lot too!

 

Let’s Create a Flowery Book Page Pumpkin

 

A few inexpensive supplies are all that's need to create a Flowery Book Page Pumpkin.

 

Gather Supplies… (list contains affiliate links**)

  • dollar store pumpkin*
  • old book
  • Mod Podge or DIY decoupage glue
  • paint brush
  • small silk flowers
  • Scissors
  • sharp knife
  • pencil
  • cool glue gun, like this: Two-Temp Cordless Glue Gunand glue sticks
  • branch cut to stem size
  • black paint

*NOW is the time to get end-of-season pumpkins at deep discounts.  Get a variety of sizes and have fun!!

 

Make Your Own Decoupage Glue

      Supplies

  • small, clean empty glass jar
  • white school glue
  • water

 

Make your own Decoupage Glue for pennies with this tutorial.

 

Make it

  1. Pour a bottle of white glue into your empty jar
  2. Add an equal amount of water (50% glue /50% water).
  3. Put top on jar and shake well.

 

Create a Flowery Book Page Pumpkin ~ Tutorial

  • Tear strips of book page paper to go from stem to base of pumpkin.   My pumpkin took about 18 strips of paper.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Using a plastic bag to protect your table, covered with a scrap book page for your working surface, lay the torn book page, face down on your work surface and paint the Mod Podge or DIY decoupage glue on the back of the book page strip.
  • Carefully lift it off your work surface and place it on the pumpkin starting at the stem and carefully smoothing it down toward the bottom of the pumpkin.
  • Apply more glue to the top of the strip of paper with your brush.  It will serve to further dampen the paper and allow it to be hand smoothed to the pumpkin.
  • Repeat randomly around the pumpkin until all the orange is covered.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Allow your wet pumpkin to dry.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Once your pumpkin is dry, cut the stem out of the pumpkin and cover with book page paper if necessary.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Hot glue your realistic stem on your book page pumpkin.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Prepare your flowers for application to the pumpkin.
  • First… pull the flowers off their stems.
  • Second… clip the plastic end off the base of the flower with your scissors.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Create a level guideline for gluing flowers on the pumpkin.
  • Fold a piece of paper to the desired height and hold it on the table and draw little marks around the pumpkin as your gluing guide.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • I used two different bunches of flowers for this pumpkin.
  • The first color was arranged on the table to allow for proper spacing and gluing.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Apply glue to the base of the first group of flowers and glue onto the pumpkin, and on the line, spaced as you had previously arranged them.

 

Great tutorial for you to create a flowery book page pumpkin.

 

  • Add contrasting flowers to fill in the gaps.

 

Create a flowery book page pumpkin by decoupaging an artificial pumpkin with book pages and ringing it with flowers to spark many happy smiles.

 

That’s all!!

It’s fun, quick, and easy to create a flowery book page pumpkin for just $3, plus the hot glue and paint.

 

Now that I’ve made one… I want to make more!

One just isn’t enough.

These would be so sweet running down the center of a table for Thanksgiving.

How else do you see yourself using these flowery book page pumpkins?

 

Do you love crafting with book pages?

Check out all my book page projects HERE.

Or click HERE for more creative Fall Ideas.

 

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Diane

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Comments

  1. Love the idea of covering with book pages! So great. Thank you for a great idea!

    • I’m so glad you like it too, Elizabeth! I had a ton of fun making this and can’t wait to make lots more!
      Thanks for stopping by tonight. Hope your week is filled with extraordinary moments. 😉

  2. Diane, I love this pumpkin…and it is easy enough that even I could make it!

    • Haha! Marigene…you absolutely can make this. :) Let me know if you do.
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your November is off to an extraordinary start!

  3. Really pretty, can’t wait to get supplies and try this, thanks.

  4. So very adorable – what a cute idea for a teacher, to use a textbook or novel. You did a great job!

    • Thanks Leslie Anne! What a great idea to make one for a teacher! :)
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your November is off to an extraordinary start!

  5. Once again you’ve mastered the art of book pages! I love this one. How fun to add the flowers. Thank you for sharing it and your friends beautiful living room at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Hugs, Deborah

    • Thank you so much! Maybe it’s the pumpkin or the colorful flowers…but I was smiling the whole time through. 😉
      Hope you get lots of creative time this week, Deborah!
      {Hugs}

  6. Oh mannnn….and I passed some pumpkins by at 70% off! Great. LOL…now I’ll need to go back. (I’ll blame you for that too. LOL. How cute would those be with burlap and black left over treat boxes?! Oh boy….more things to transform!!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    I made a book page pumpkin last year. Mine is plain and simple but I love it! The flowers add a cute touch. Certainly looks darling in her greenhouse. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  8. I love this!!! Such a cute idea and simple to do. I may have to swing by the dollar store today…

    • Thanks Heather!
      If they are out of pumpkins… you know it goes… when you want something it’s gone! 😉 … be sure to stop at a discount store and see if they have pumpkins on sale… I know there are lots of mark downs on fall items right now.
      Best wishes for extraordinary crafting!!

  9. I really love this and you made it look really easy. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop. Please come over and enter to win the sweater from Foxcroft…look in my sidebar!

  10. Super cute! Love stuff mod-podged with book pages :)

  11. What a fabulous pumpkin project! Love if you can share this on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks
    Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-partyget-inspired/

  12. G’day! Very creative! Thanks for coming and sharing are our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven’t already and say G’day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned Cheers! Joanne @What’s On The List Sharing is Caring!

  13. I would use a real stem instead, just dried out and/or baked, with a bit of Modge Podge. Bit easier, I think. I probably couldn’t make a stem myself that looks as good as yours 😛
    This is an awesome way to keep pumpkins (which I love) around all year long! I always hate having to put them away once the season ends but the accents can be changed up to make it suitable. Fantastic idea- glad I saw your post on SITS :)

    • Oh a real stem would be amazing Alysia…only if I would have had one that was the appropriate size. I only had one from a big pumpkin. 😉 But, really, the stem is amazingly easy to make. Give it a try!! 😉
      I agree…pumpkins are such happy shapes…they can make us smile all year long!
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  14. Easy, adorable and affordable! Those are my FAVORITE types of projects!!! I will have to head out to the dollar store this weekend because I’m sure that they have some pumpkins left – even though I saw aisles and aisles of Christmas stuff already!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday’s Unfolded our first week as cohosts! I’m swinging by from More Than Mommies – (http://www.morethanmommies.net)! Can’t wait to party with you again next week!

    Janene

    • It’s a pleasure to meet you Janene! Thanks for co-hosting and taking the time to pop by with your kind words!
      Haha…we think alike when it comes to projects. 😉 My fingers are cross that you find some pumpkins!
      All the best for an extraordinary weekend!

  15. Wow, such a creative pumpkin…love this!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

    Blessings,
    Cindy

  16. Diane, this is gorgeous! I love it on the stand, too. You’ve inspired me once again! :-)

  17. Now THIS is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

    • Kyla!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your warm words of encouragement and your invitation.
      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start!

  18. danke für die inspirationen!!! eine schöne woche wünscht angie aus deutschland

  19. I love your pumpkin – so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your project on the Monday Funday Party!

  20. This turned out so cute!! 😀

  21. Hey girl, don’t get too good now. You are going to put Anthropologie to shame/out of business!!! in other words: amazing!!! Love how you put it in the greenhouse!

    • Haha!! You are funny!!! I don’t even follow Anthro… 😉 Maybe I should again. Hmmmm….
      I brought it to my friend’s house to see if we could find a cute spot for it and do a mini photo shoot. The light wasn’t good…yucky gray day…so we put it by the window in her cute greenhouse. It still sits in that same greenhouse on her table there, every day. I’m glad she’s got the perfect spot and loves it so much. Isn’t that the best part of what we do? Making others smile?

  22. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

  23. So pretty! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there tomorrow!

  24. Love the flowery pumpkin you shared at my last party, hope you can come to my next party this Friday to see your feature, congrats
    thanks
    Maria

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