This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here.

Paperback Pumpkins

I found the instructions for paperback pumpkins at Country Home and knew I HAD to give it a try! It was something that I actually HAD all of the supplies for (probably because there aren't many) so I didn't have to go out and spend any money!!

Here is the image from their site:

picture from Country Home

My first attempt didn't come out this cute, but my second one (which is still in the works) will!

First you need this:

Well, not exactly THAT paperback book, but a paperback book. This happened to be one of about a MILLION that we had in our garage. My husband is a reader. And from the looks of the book collection that is in our garage he always has been.

Make sure that you use a book that you aren't going to miss. And make sure it isn't your husbands autographed Joe Torre book. Oops! Actually this wasn't the autographed one. But when I told Hubby I was making a Halloween decoration out of his Joe Torre book he THOUGHT it was his autographed one. That was fun!

If you don't have a paperback book that you won't miss, I bet you can find one at a garage sale for pretty stinking cheap. Or I have a million in my garage I can send you!

Next you do this:


Start at the back of the book (I don't think it really matters, but I liked being able to look at the page numbers and see how many pages I had left to fold) and just fold the page in half. I am sure there are people that will take their time and make them all neat. And I am sure it will be super cute if you do. I got mine done in about 15 minutes and had to check math homework in that time. It is still cute!

See:

All that is left is to take some black paper and cut out a face. My Joe Torre book wasn't the best choice (it had pictures in it so it took away from the text look and gave Mr. Jack O Lantern a funny line down his face).

So don't choose a book with pictures.

I am on my third one will post a picture when they are all done!

Happy book folding!

PS. Iif you notice in the first picture that there is one that has a pointed top instead of a flat top, just fold the top corner of the page down. I actually did this to the pumpkin above after I took the pictures. It made the photo pages less noticeable.
Post a Comment