Fall is almost here and it’s the perfect time to change up your decor. I love using old books in a variety of ways in my decor so when I was looking to add something new for fall, I grabbed an old book. Most old books are unable to be recycled due to the bindings and glue so they make a perfect choice to upcycle and refresh for the month of September.
To make these beautiful and rustic fall pumpkins you only need a few things. Grab an old, damaged book, some decoupage medium, and a few pumpkins.
The pumpkins you use can be anything from foam to plastic to glass.
Creating your pumpkins
To begin creating these beautifully unique pumpkins, cut out some pages from the damaged book you will be using. You can use a utility knife to remove the pages from the book.
Once your pages are out, tear them into thin strips.
Using a decoupage medium like Mod Podge, spread some using a foam brush over the pumpkin surface and then lay on a piece of the book page. Smooth the paper with your fingers and then add a layer of Mod Podge over top to seal the page.
Continue doing this until your entire pumpkin is covered being sure to overlap the pages so nothing shows through.
Adding Vines and Stems
When your decoupaged book pages are completely dry, you can finish off your pumpkins with some vines and stems. Make vines out of jute twine and then glue them in place next to the stem. Find the directions on how to make these here…
If your pumpkins already have stems, wrap them in jute twine for a rustic feel, or add stems using sticks if not.
How fun are these fall pumpkins? I am so happy that I was able to reuse this old book and created these incredible pumpkins. Have you reused any old books lately for a project?
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