I’ve seen quite a few pumpkins made from old books around blogland, and I love them. I wanted to put a new spin on the idea, so I created this rolled book paper pumpkin, based on some rolled book flowers I saw on pinterest (the pin no longer links to a tutorial; otherwise I’d link back). I’m aware my version doesn’t look exactly like a pumpkin, but I think it’s pretty cool anyway.
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I bought a paperback book from the dollar store (you can often find old books at the library for a quarter), and ripped off the front and back covers. I also used an exacto to cut the top off and make it a little shorter – otherwise I would have had a very tall, skinny pumpkin.
I used orange spray ink to lightly coat the pumpkin, and added just a little dark green spray ink along the bottom. I made a stem by twisting up half a brown lunch sack and then securing it to the center of the pumpkin with a few more glue dots. Green ribbon finishes it off. It didn’t take very long to make and only cost me a buck: my kind of craft.