Friday, October 16, 2009

Book Pumpkins

These pumpkins are quite the conversation starters!

I once saw a picture of book pumpkins in a magazine and thought "I can make those", so I did. I bought my books for .10 each a yard sale and as I was looking through the woman's box she asked me what type of book I was looking for. I responded with "The fattest ones so I can make pumpkins out of them"...  LOL I got quite the funny look.

These are very time consuming, but get the kids involved or do it while watching netflix.

All you do is fold every single page in half one by one. For the tapered pumpkin you first fold the corner down and then fold the page in half. Next you staple the front and back covers together forming your cylinder. The faces, stems and leaves are simply black construction paper hot glued to the book.




I made these several years ago and they're still holding up well.  I hope you have a fabulous, creepy Halloween.

18 comments:

The Garden of Egan said...

Those are very darling! You are so creative.

Ann said...

You can make these with old catalogs - like Penneys - too. My kids did several years ago with their grand-ma.

Heather said...

these are the neatest things i've ever seen! i want to make one!!!

Pixie said...

Love the book pumpkins! What a great idea.

Room to Inspire said...

These book pumpkins are very charming! Very cleaver idea.

Chelsea

Lisa said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

M. Stump said...

Never seen pumpkins made from books before. REALLY CUTE!!!! We used to make choir boys and girls for Christmas the same way. You need a styrofoam ball for the head and a bit of felt and yarn for eyes and hair.

Cindi said...

Really cute! Did you actually find books with orange pages? Or did you color them with something? One really looks orange to me, and the other two kinda look orange...but it may just be how it's coming across on my computer! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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Holloway Family said...

I remember doing something like this when I was in grade school. We used Reader's Digest and painted them gold, colored paper in the shape of feathers and a turkey head. We made these of course for Thanksgiving. I wonder if I can remember how to make them.

ukyankoz said...

How clever! I'm going to try it too!

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Amisha said...

Imaginative and fun!

gert said...

Oh how nice! Thank you for sharing; I will try;)

slommler said...

Oh! Your pumpkins are wonderful. I will have to try this. Thanks for having me at your party
Stop by mine
Hugs
SueAnn

marybt said...

Those are really cute! :)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love them! If I ever get the time and display space, I'm totally making some!

Laume said...

I remember people making shapes this way when I was a kid - not pumpkins though - probably Christmas trees. Very retro fun.