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Monday, June 25, 2012

Recycled Book Pumpkin Craft

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This recycled book pumpkin craft has a really cool, vintage look. A very unique decorative craft for Earth Day, fall, Halloween, or anytime.


  • old paperback book
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • stick
  • exacto knife
  • glue gun
  • tea bag
  • clothespin


  1. Cut a simple half pumpkin/apple shape with one straight side from cardboard for your template.
  2. Remove the cover from the book.
  3. Close the book and place your template on the book with the flat side even with the book's spine. Trace or simply hold in place and cut allong the lines with an exacto knife. You have to keep cutting through again and again until you reach the end of the book.
  4. Trim the edges with scissors.
  5. Brew some tea. Use the wet tea bag to stain the edges of the book pages.
  6. Place a short stick along the spine of the book sticking up a little from the top. Hot glue in place.
  7. Fold some pages around the stick and glue in place. Use a closepin to close and keep in place until dry.
  8. Tie a ribbon atound the stem. Display your recycled book pumpkin.

Source: Craftberry Bush


  1. This is such an adorable idea! Could you possibly include a picture of your template? Thank you!

  2. Thank you A, I'm sorry I can't take credit for this fabulous craft idea, but if you follow th Link to Craftberry bush, you can see Lucy's full pcture tutorial and see the template she made. Very simple design. Good luck


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