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Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial

Suzan at simply vintagous asked me, little old me! for a tutorial on my book page pumpkin. :o)

I can't believe it...I mean, she could so do this without me telling her how, I'm sure. :o) But, I am honored that she asked though. If you've never been over to her blog, go visit. She is super talented and just a hoot!

Anyway, making this is super easy. You need just a few supplies:

Fake pumpkin ( I got mine at Good Will as I refuse to pay $$ for the ones in the stores )
Book pages -torn into strips and pieces; or you can use newspaper
Modge Podge
Dark brown acrylic craft paint
Small paint brush

Tear up a lot of book pages. I tore chunky pieces and strips. Then cover one side of the book page piece with Modge Podge and place on pumpkin. Smooth out. Continue until entire pumpkin is covered ( I had to do a section at a time otherwise my fingers stuck to the paper and pulled it off). Let dry making sure you do not place the wet part on something it will stick to.  (Oh, I did not cover my stem. I meant to  wrap twine around it but decided I liked how it looked.)

Once you have it completely covered and dry,  it is time to antique it. Place a small amount of brown paint on a paper plate and thin with water. Brush into crevices of pumpkin and wherever else you want antiqued.  Let dry. You can spray with a sealer if you wish at this point. I did not  spray mine.

Super easy!

I foresee this pumpkin getting used in many different vignettes. I think I need to find a few more cheap pumpkins to cover.

Thanks Suzan for asking me how I made it. You made my day! (Ok, that makes me sound maybe just a little bit pathetic, but girl,  I'm honored!)

Next up I will be sharing my first ever experience with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I finally, finally took the plunge and boy, did I have fun!  :o) Until then...



  1. LMHO - I paint furniture Cecilia - I'm not that crafty at all -
    And what an amazing shout out - you're too kind :)
    Now I'm off to pin this pin perfect pretty pumpkin!!!
    THANKS so much for the tutorial!

    1. :D I know but you're so talented, Suzan so I just think you can do everything! LOL

  2. That is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I hope to give this a try. Pinning for reference. laurie

    1. Thanks, Laurie. It is very easy if a little messy. :)

  3. Love the looks great in the vignette...great job!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  4. this is so clever. I really like it a lot!!

    1. Thanks, Daniela! I'm pleased with how it turned out.

  5. I've seen pumpkins mod podged with book pages before but they are not as interesting as yours. I like the torn page look and I think your antiquing it with the brown made a huge difference too. I think I'll try this technique on my lonely little yard sale pumpkin. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Lol. You are too funny Cecilia! But isn't it weird how something like this CAN DEFINITELY make our day?! And no, you didn't sound pathetic, just honest :).

    I agree that the brown paint was the finishing touch that took this project to the head of the class!

    I did a modge podge craft today, but you're gonna have to wait for it, wait for it...

    1. Lol, Doreen! Ok I'm waiting!!
      Yes, I guess we all like the pat on the back or validation on what we do. :-) it does feel good!


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