Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book Page Pumpkins



Good Morning ! I am back with more of my Fall decorating. I saw some of these book page pumpkins floating around on Pinterest and had to try making them . This book page pumpkin sits on my foyer table.
To make one you need a hard cover book that you rip the cover off of but leave the glue strip that holds all the pages together.
I just drew the pumpkin shape I wanted on the first page and kept cutting a few pages at a time with that for a guide.

 Once I got it all cut out I went out in the yard and got a stick for the stem.

I hot glued the stem on that hard part of the spine, then glue the 2 outside pages together so it makes a pumpkin shape. If you need to trim any you can do it now to make it more pumpkin like
After you get it glued together you will need to fluff the pages ..some of my pages refused to come together so if you wrinkle them up a little bit they do come together. This was a kind of thin book but it still turned out cute . I finished it off with a piece of burlap ribbon tied on the stem.

 To add to the foyer decorations I bought this wood shape at Michaels .. I painted it with a coat of
chalk board paint, and just wrote a simple saying on it . Love it !!
 It sits on top of a vintage tool box , filled with sweater pumpkins and fall florals. The tool box sits under the foyer table.
 Still loving the sweater pumpkins , too! I love the wire cloche with a sweater pumpkin inside and dried hydrangeas surrounding it. Those 2 little glitter pumpkins came from the dollar tree.
 I finished this Pumpkin Cottage cross stitch last year , I got the frame at Hobby Lobby . I was very excited to bring it out this year ! Wish I had a lot more Fall stitching to display !

 I used an upside down amber colored margarita glass for a pedestal for this pumpkin. When I made the Fall subway art , I made 2 one for me and one for my daughter.. Since her new house is still under construction she's not ready to decorate for Fall , I get to use it :) Wait until you see all the projects we did at her house yesterday ! If you follow me on Instagram ( link in sidebar) you get to see what we are doing :)

In stitching news, I have been working on this With Thy Needle and Thread Freebie. Some of us are doing a #fall Fridaystitching .. so far I haven't been able to stitch on a Friday :) but I am fitting it in whenever I get some time ! I did mess up the border on the left side , but I am leaving it ! It will be fine :) I am hoping to finish it soon so it can actually make it out for this Fall !

9-11... we will never forget ...
Have a wonderful day .. Thanks as always for stopping by and your nice comments !
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Anonymous said...

I found your blog last night and stayed up late reading. Priscilla, are you one person or an editorial crew? :) I get tired just looking at all you do. You are an amazing and creative woman. I especially love your crochet. Thank you for the pattern links. You make Martha Steward look like a slaacker!

Lisa said...

I remember your decorating last year. I can not believe it. it's already a year ago.


Kris said...

Hi Priscilla. I LOVE your Fall decor! I haven't even gotten mine down from the garage yet, but yesterday when I was preparing for Greg's birthday dinner, I did put some pumpkins out, and a fall towels, and changed out my patio pillows and such. It was cooler yesterday here, but this weekend we are to be back in the triple digits! I can't take much more! Thanks for your kind words regarding my Nana!
xo Kris

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Perfect...everything...always. so. perfect!

Barb said...

You are one very talented, creative, amazing lady!!! I just love to see what beautiful creative idea you come up with next. Thanks so much for sharing withus.

Barb said...

I like the somewhat neutral color of the book page pumpkin. Great decorating.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love the book page book Priscilla! I bought one at a boutique last year. My friend, Dolly made 20 of them and sold them all at our vintage sale last Sat. Yours turned out great! Your Fall décor is beautiful and your stich work gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, I love the book pumpkin, I think I'll give it a go. How thick should the book be? Think that kids would enjoy this or not?

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You book page pumpkin came out great! I made one a few years ago and it looked more like an apple than a pumpkin!

Carol said...

Such fabulous fall decorating, Priscilla... love that chalkboard painted sign! Your handwriting is so pretty--I'm afraid mine wouldn't look nearly as nice :)

Nice progress on your little freebie--I did that one two years ago and have it on display in my kitchen right now... And your Pumpkin Cottage looks great in that frame. Have a lovely weekend!

Curtains in My Tree said...

very creative love it
love the pumpkin
I found you on No Minimalist Here Blog

Pamela said...

Love your pumpkin! Thanx for sharing at THT.

Pamela said...

Love your pumpkin! Thanx for sharing at THT.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Priscilla, Love your pumpkin! I have wanted to make one and I appreciate the tutorial. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party and check this week for your feature.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Priscilla, you were one of the top two visited links at SYC this week. Congrats!

Unknown said...

Love it! Pinned it!

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