Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall library display

The girls and I spend so much time at our local library that it was only natural for me to be drawn to this cute pumpkin!  I found the idea on Pinterest** and it's super simple to make.

1.  Make a pumpkin shape out of a piece of paper and fold in half.
2.  Take the cover off of your book and place the pumpkin pattern with the fold on the binding edge.
3.  Trace around the pattern with a pencil.  You can use an exacto knife or scissors to cut on your line, 5-6 pages at a time.  Keep tracing a cutting until you have all the pages done.  

4.  Put a thin strip of hot glue on the very edge of the front page.  Then bring the back page around and press to the front.  Glue the next page to this one, just on the inside edges.  Keep going around.

5.  Stand your pumpkin up and fluff it a bit.  It you see something that doesn't look right-hot glue it!  Ha!

6.  Once your pumpkin is all pretty and round, take it outside and lightly spray paint the page edges.

7.  Next I got a stick from my yard and hot glued it to make a stem.  You can't tell in the picture, but I also glued some leaves on top too.  You could use a piece of green ribbon to tie around the stem too (I just didn't have one.

That's it!  Now you have an adorable pumpking that will last from year to year.  I made one for us and 2 for our library.  Everyone should have a book pumpkin!

**(the last 2 pictures and the instructions were not made by me, but a very talented gal over at  Thank you Kara!)


Jill Foley said...

very cool idea! You could make a Christmas tree one, too!

affectioknit said...

Super cute!

~Have a lovely day!

Jazzmin said...

I think I had seen this on Pinterest too, but I had forgotten all about it. Yours turned out so lovely!! It has such a pretty, rustic feel, especially with the neat way you painted it. What a neat idea.

Have a blessed day!!

Jen U. said...

I LOVE this!!!