Sunday, October 9, 2011

Paperback Pumpkin Tutorial


I recently made this cute little pumpkin from a paperback book, and shared it with my MOPS group. It was easy to make and a lot of fun seeing how everyone’s pumpkins turned out since each one is different.

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Here is how I made mine….

The materials:

Old paperback book
thick cardboard
scissors
ribbon(optional)
garden stick
exacto knife
hot glue gun
tea bag or paint (optional)

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Directions:

Remove cover from book and draw the shape of your pumpkin on the front page.
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Cut along with an exacto knife
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You will have to continue cutting until you reach the end of the book. Trim all the little bits of paper (although I personally like the way this looks)

Make some tea!

With the tea bag, stain the pages of the book

Glue the stick to the back of the book
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Glue some pages around the stick so it makes a round pumpkin shape.

(note: my pumpkin will sit on a shelf, so for this purpose it's better if the back is flat. If your pumpkin will sit on a desk or table, you will need to glue the back).

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Voila!

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