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!
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.
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
Gather Supplies… (list contains affiliate links**)
- dollar store pumpkin*
- old book
- Mod Podge or DIY decoupage glue
- paint brush
- small silk flowers
- sharp knife
- 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
- small, clean empty glass jar
- white school glue
- Pour a bottle of white glue into your empty jar
- Add an equal amount of water (50% glue /50% water).
- 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.
- 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.
- Allow your wet pumpkin to dry.
- While the pumpkin is drying, make a realistic pumpkin stem. See the tutorial here.
- Once your pumpkin is dry, cut the stem out of the pumpkin and cover with book page paper if necessary.
- Hot glue your realistic stem on your 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add contrasting flowers to fill in the gaps.
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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