DIY Book Page Pumpkins

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These Book Page Pumpkins make beautiful Fall decorations around your home. Paint the edges and add a colorful bow to finish them off. 

Make some extra for friends!  


This is a fun and simply way to recycle unwanted books. If you have a lot of unwanted books you can make several and give them away to friends and family.

I have always told my daughter there is nothing she can buy that is more memorable than anything she can make!

Book Page Pumpkins Easy Tutorial

Just grab an old book and trace out a pumpkin shape, then cut out the pages with an exacto knife.

After you have cut out all the pages, place a twig or cinnamon stick in the center of the spine for the “twig”.

Hot glue the spine together, twig and all.

Easy Book Page Pumpkins Tutorial

I had to touch it up a bit and glue a few other pages together to get it to form a pumpkin shape.

Paint the ends if you prefer and tie a ribbon around the twig to finish it off.

I used a book that had 500 pages.  I would not recommend using a book that thick.  I had to rip out many pages afterwards to get it to form into a pumpkin shape.

DIY Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial

Check out my Scrapbook Pumpkin for more Pumpkin inspiration!

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, Marti

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  2. These are so impressive, wow! So creative!
  3. Thanks for sharing your book page pumpkins at The Pin Junkie. Your project was featured in a fall & Thanksgiving craft roundup at
  4. Cute pumpkins! They are so cute and so clever! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
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  10. Great use for old, worn-out paperbacks. Will be featuring you next week. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!
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  12. These are so cool! I'm going to pin them because these are awesome! I want to make them. Thanks for sharing & happy Saturday!
  13. I am in love with your project! I so want to make one of my own. I love that you found a beautiful new use for old books. So much better than recycling them, or simply throwing them in the trash. Love it! #SITSBlogging Saturday Sharefest. ;)
  14. Love this idea! This is such a fun project! I pinned it to my fall board...I think I just may give it a try! Visiting from the SITS Sharefest today. Pinned!
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