DIY Vintage Book Pumpkins

Make Fall pumpkins out of ordinary books or vintage books…..OH YES YOU CAN!!! HERE’S HOW TO DO IT!

Start by finding a book that you don’t use or want. It doesn’t matter what it looks like because you are going to take the cover off and only use the inside pages of the book.

Cut off right top pages of book to form shape of pumpkin.

Note: you will only be able to cut several pages at a time with scissors. Then do the same thing to the bottom right side pages of book doing several pages at a time. Keep this up until all pages have been cut and you have the shape of a pumpkin.

When you have completed cutting each side of the book, your book pages will look like this. (see image above).

Next, it’s time to get your glue gun out! You will hot glue the spine together. Put a good amount of glue on the spine of the book and then you are going to open up the spine and hold it together until it is glued shut. It may take a few minutes for this to happen, especially if you have a thicker book. Be patient. You may even have to apply a little more glue. Take your time with this step.

Once you have the spine glued shut, you can then stand your book up. I like to take a piece of twine rope and tie it up underneath the spine and bring it through up and around the pumpkin and tie a ribbon up on top. It just gives it another element of fun! You can use any type of ribbons you like!

Pumpkin Book Styled with Twine

I hope you enjoyed my DIY Vintage Book Pumpkin Tutorial! Here is my styled entryway with some book pumpkins and vintage book garland that I handmade to go along with the theme of these book pumpkins! I also made a vintage book runner as well. . . maybe I got a little carried away!

I love FALL! Let me know if you try this and how it turns out! I’d love to see pictures of your book pumpkins!

Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite thing about FALL!!! Mine is the changing leaves and the cold weather, hot chocolate, smore’s, pumpkin pie, pumpkin patch, Thanksgiving. . . . .I have a lot of things I LOVE about FALL!

4 thoughts on “DIY Vintage Book Pumpkins

  1. We have a cool crispness in the air now, even at 80 degrees, and it cools way down at night. Leaves are turning, low humidity, and wearing sweaters and boots soon 😊😊. I think having a September birthday, October anniversary are also why I love it so much 🧡

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  2. Hi Jane
    Oh, I wish we had more of a Fall here! It’s still so hot. I love Fall when the leaves turn. It’s my favorite time especially when it starts getting cooler for the sweaters! Thanks for stopping in and I want to see pics of your book pumpkins!
    Sue

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