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Easy Halloween or Thanksgiving Book Pumpkin Decoration

by Hollie Strack

Easy Halloween or Thanksgiving Book Pumpkin Decoration

If you’re like me and don’t want to spend loads of money on cheap Halloween decorations, then it might be best to create your own. I have created a very easy pumpkin out of an old book, some scrap packing paper, and hot glue. This project didn’t take me more than 2 hours.

Materials Needed To Make A Halloween or Thanksgiving Book Pumpkin Decoration:


1. Old book

2. Packing Paper

3. Hot glue

4. Scissors and/or utility knife

Materials Needed To Make A Halloween or Thanksgiving Book Pumpkin Decoration

How To Create a Pumpkin Out of an Old Book:

1. Remove the cover from your book.

Remove the cover from your book for the pumpkin decoration

2. Draw a pumpkin/half moon shape on the first page of you book.

Showing a half moon shape drawn on the book for a pumpkin shape

3. Begin cutting along the pattern on the book, you can either use scissors or a utility knife. I ended up using a utility knife to cut the pages then scissors to clean them up when I was done.

Cutting the book in a pumpkin shape The cut pumkin book decoration

4. Use hot glue to secure the first page the book to the last, it might also be helpful to add some to the binding of the book so it holds more securely.

Hot glue securing the pages of the pumpkin book

5. Roll up a piece of brown packing paper, securing it with hot glue as you go so it doesn’t come unraveled. Cut off the ragged edges on the bottom, apply a generous amount of hot glue and stick to the center of your pumpkin.

Brown packing paper Brown packing paper formed in the shape of a pumpkin stem

**Side Note**

If your find that too many of your book pages are sticking together just run a line of hot glue between them near the binding. This will allow for separation, just make sure you leave that part open so it hardens and doesn’t just glue the pages together.

Good Luck & Happy Crafting!

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