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Rustic Bookpage Pumpkins

October 6, 2014
Make these simple, rustic pumpkins for FREE with items around the house

Every now and then we come home to find books that have mysteriously come off our bookshelf, and have been torn up all over the floor.  Or sometimes just the corners chewed up.  Or maybe the covers half eaten.

Let me introduce the culprit, Miss Mol:

Looking very innocent

What?!?!  Wasn’t me.

And … since I can’t just throw the half eaten books away, they are piling up in our basement craft ‘stash’.  I finally decided to make some stuff with ’em just in time for Fall and Halloween!

Book Page Pumpkins

Make these simple, rustic pumpkins for FREE with items around the house

 

These pumpkins have a couple good things going for them:

One …  They take 15 minutes or less to make

Two …  The make use of SOME of those torn up books

Three …  They’re a cute NEUTRAL addition to your Fall or Halloween Decor

Four  …  They’re completely FREE!!

Make these simple, rustic pumpkins for FREE with items around the house

Also going for them …

They’re so simple, I don’t even have step-by-step instructions and pictures for you.

(confession here:  I also don’t have the step-by-step pictures because I didn’t take any.  I was in a hurry and I just wasn’t sure how these would turn out).

You’ll need:

  1. Book pages cut into strips
  2. Glue or double-sided tape
  3. Cardboard tubes … I used a paper towel tube cut down a bit for the large pumpkin, a toilet paper roll for the medium pumpkin, and a toilet paper roll cut in half for the small one.
  4. Stick from your yard for ‘stems’

Basically … you glue the book pages to the bottom of tubes.  Then glue the tops of the strips together at the top.  Go find some sticks from your yard and put them into the center of your tubes.

Also … quick tip, keep your pumpkin stem ‘sticks’ away from your dog (ahem, Molly …)

MollyStick

THIEF

That’s it!  That’s my tutorial.  Not very detailed, huh?  Partly because it’s so simple and partly because I need some sleep right now (busy, busy, FUN weekend) …

I do like pictures, though.  Here are a couple more …

Make these simple, rustic pumpkins for FREE with items around the house

 

And on the mantel with my neutral doll pin wreath:

Make these simple, rustic pumpkins for FREE with items around the house

 

Cardboard tubes, book pages, and sticks from your yard!  Couldn’t be less expensive than that. huh?

I also made a Book Page Table Runner which you can see in my Fall Home Tour.

>>  MORE FUN PUMPKIN PROJECTS  <<

This project is part of a new blogger challenge/blog hop called #MakeIt. A group of fabulous bloggers and I have teamed up to work on monthly seasonal projects. This month is all about PUMPKINS! Take a look at all of the pumpkin projects below and visit some of the other blogs to see how they were created.

1. Rustic Book Page Pumpkins 2. Pumpkin Table Centerpiece 3. The Giving Pumpkin 4. Painted Pumpkin Plates 5. Rustic Wooden Pumpkins 6. Wood Slice Pumpkins 7. 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake 8. Ikat Pumpkin Artwork  9. Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies 10. Pumpkin Coin Purse 11. Pumpkin Project

 Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop over and check out some of those other projects above (so creative!!).

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49 Comments

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  • Reply Lindsay Eidahl October 6, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I love these pumpkins and I love your clothespin wreath!
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  • Reply Rachel October 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Love your pumpkins! And Molly was just trying to give your books and pumpkins some character, haha. She is beautiful and mischievous. It was really fun joining up with this blog challenge, can’t wait for next month.
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  • Reply Holly McCall {McCall Manor} October 6, 2014 at 8:21 am

    THESE ARE TOO CUTE! I am such a book page lover. These will be my next craft day project. Thanks for the cute idea!
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  • Reply Leanne October 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I absolutely love rustic things! These are great! Plus the three greatest words in the craft world…”Quick, Easy and Free!” We have 5 dogs here and my daughters 2 dogs act like Molly! They like to be sneaky, but are so sweet and innocent looking for those pictures! Have a great week.
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  • Reply Kristi October 6, 2014 at 9:06 am

    SO cute Katie! And FREE, what could be better than free?! LOVE!
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  • Reply Ginger October 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Love how simple and yet beautiful these turned out! And I totally feel your pain about fur babies “helping” around the house. We have one that likes to chew up the kids’ stuffed animals. They aren’t too happy about that.
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  • Reply Emily, Our house now a home October 6, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Love these! I am such a book lover, my initial feeling was “they are so pretty, but torn up books!” Then I read that this is the work of a active dog and I am even more in love with this project! Such a creative and different way of using them and adding some fall decor to your home.
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  • Reply Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie October 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I love these pumpkins! So simple and so pretty! Great job!
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  • Reply Leslie October 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Aww!! Your do is so cute! I can’t believe she ate your books. She did give ya a new craft, I like it! They’re unique.
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  • Reply Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods October 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Oh my goodness! Your puppy is too funny! I think it’s awesome that you refused to throw the books away and are creative enough to come up with this fun project!

    We have a silly dog who LOVES to bury things the children leave in the yard! Shoes, baseball jerseys, and even an entire huge fluffy unicorn! HA!

    ~ Ashley
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  • Reply Melissa @ A Prudent Life October 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I love book crafts – these are perfect!
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  • Reply Savanna October 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Super cute!! These look easy enough to make and are seriously adorbs!
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  • Reply Echo October 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    What a great idea, Katie!

  • Reply Erin October 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    So I think Miss Molly might believe she is a person based on the way she is sitting on your couch in the above picture :) Too funny! What a cute and practical craft. Love it!
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  • Reply Cindy@DIYbeautify October 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Such a great use of those book parts, Katie! LOL. Looks like Miss Molly is a little stinker! Love this project :)
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  • Reply Selene Galindo October 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    These are so cute and such a bonus that they’re free and easy! I’m going to make some tonight! thanks for the inspiration..pinned!
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  • Reply Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY October 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    These turned out so pretty! Such a cute fall craft. Pinning!
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  • Reply Amber October 7, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Katie, these are absolutely adorable!

    We would love for you to link these at Your Designs This Time!!!

  • Reply Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab October 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I really like your pumpkins. I have seen a lot of them made from books but not like yours. They look great.
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  • Reply Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline October 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I love book page crafts and these are so cute! The baby pumpkin is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning and sharing! Have a wonderful week. *hugs* mb
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  • Reply Michelle@TheRibbonRetreat October 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I LOVE these pumpkins! They are so brilliant! I am also loving the pictures of your adorable dog! Hehe! So cute!
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  • Reply April October 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Super cute idea. Love It for Halloween and fall. :)

  • Reply Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family October 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Very cute! Sorry your pup chewed on the books, but glad you came up with this adorable idea to use them again.
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    Love your take on the book page pumpkins! Very creative and cannot wait to do!!
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    What a great idea! I will definitely be pinning this. Stopping by from the Link It or Lump It Party! -Jess
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    Such cute little pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing at Link It or Lump It this week :-)

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