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Welcome to Day 4 of my #31DaysofPumpkins craftstravaganza event- I’m so glad you’re here! I know I’m still behind (don’t remind me!) but I am slowly but surely catching up. Luckily, I have quite a few pumpkins finished and in the lineup- waiting to be premiered!
If you missed Days 1-3, you can find them here, here, and here. Please check them out and then follow me on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or via email to make sure you don’t miss a single one of the 31 days! It’s going to be craftastic!
Today’s pumpkin is made with decoupaged pages torn from a book. With all the bibliophiles in my family (myself included!), I thought it was so fitting to do a ‘book pumpkin’.
My daughter gave me a really good chuckle when I started this project. See, as a homeschooling mom (and self-professed book lover), I make a really big deal about taking care of books, treating them correctly, etc. So, when she witnessed me tearing pages out of a book, she said,
‘Mommy are you supposed to be treating a book like that?”
Gotta love that little girl!
Again, this craft is super simple- but I included a tutorial for those who feel they need a helping hand!
Day 4- Torn Book Page Covered
Enter: Stage Right- The fabulous Dollar Tree foam craft pumpkin.
Don’t fret with painting it unless you just like painting- it will be completely covered. Scouts honor.
Grab an old book, a torn up book, an ugly book, a boring book- any book you don’t mind permanently defacing. I didn’t personally have a book I was willing to give up, so I hit my trusty Dollar Tree and grabbed one for a dolla! I stood in the aisle and flipped through a few for a minute to make sure I grabbed one with some nice heavy pages- I wanted to make sure this craft held up ‘through the ages’.
Once home, I ripped out a few pages (it only takes about 3 or 4 depending on how big your pumpkin is) and started tearing them into chunks. I made sure to rip off the margins, because that would have left wide swaths of plain paper on the pumpkin and I wanted it covered in words!
I tore a few little pieces, some long strips, and nice big chunks. I didn’t want it to look at all uniform.
Then, I grabbed a paintbrush and my Mod Podge Hard Coat (dries with a nice shellac finish!) and got to work.
Slap on your Mod Podge, place a piece of paper, and cover with more Mod Podge. Easy!
It takes a little time to make sure you push the paper down into the ridges so you don’t completely obscure the pumpkin shape- but that’s really the toughest part.
You can choose to cover your stem however you desire. I chose to use book pages- I liked the seamless look.
Perfect for any library or book laden nightstand!
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what other neat pumpkin idea(s) I’ve managed to dream up!
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The Dedicated House (Make It Pretty Monday)
Keeping It Simple Crafts (Motivate Me Monday)
Boogieboard Cottage (Masterpiece Mondays)
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Happy Brown House (Good Tips Tuesday)
Cornerstone Confessions (Titus 2 Tuesdays)
The Kim Six Fix (You’re Gonna Love It Link Up)
Savvy Southern Style (Wow Us Wednesdays)
The Dedicated House (Before and After Wednesdays)
Stone Gable (The Scoop)
Ivy and Elephants (What’s It Wednesday)
The Style Sisters (Centerpiece Wednesday)
Carolyn’s Homework (Extra Credit)
This post may contain affiliate links, which means by clicking on them you help support a homeschooling mom and her incredibly overworked husband! We appreciate each and every click! Welcome to Day 4 of my #31DaysofPumpkins craftstravaganza event- I’m so glad you’re here! I know I’m still behind (don’t remind me!) but I am slowly […]