Book pages are my favorite crafting material. I have made so many projects with them. They are making perfect background for lots of home decor pieces and they are also making beautiful flowers! If you follow me for some time you know I love making flowers out of different materials. Today I like to incorporate my book pages into fall decor. Flower Pumpkin sounds so tempting! You know I love to make flowers !! Have you checked my blog lately to see some of them ?
Few days ago one of my followers dropped an idea for me …. Book pages fall Rose pumpkin diy! I was on it almost instantly! Absolutely loved that idea and hope that you will too… Let me show you how to make a rose out of book pages
Items needed to make book pages rose pumpkin
- book pages
- plastic pumpkin that will serve us as a form
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- paint (optional)
Let’s go to work!
Supplies are gathered and it is time to go to work … I mean have fun!
How to make a rose out of book pages
Making roses out of paper are super easy. Draw around 3 inch in diameter circles. I like to keep book pages stacked to keep things coming along faster
Cut the pages into a spiral shape. I usually start off the spiral with a thinner strip (this will be the rose’s center), and gradually create a thicker strip as I create the spiral. Try to keep around 1/2 inch from the edge just as it shows in the picture below
So now we have all cut out and it is time to start and roll our rose. Starting with the outer end of your spiral start rolling your strips inward into a spiral shape to create the rose’s center.
as you roll it make sure to keep it tight so our paper stays put . I’ve found the easiest way to hold the center together while you’re rolling the strips is to hold the top of the center with your right pointer finger, and hold the bottom of the center with your right thumb.
Then, as you keep rolling the strip inward to create the rose’s shape, hold the unrolled strips together with your left hand.Once you reach the end of the strips, loosen the spiral lightly by adjusting your thumb and pointer finger to your desired rose shape. This will secure the rose to the base with hot glue and you are done. Shape isn’t perfect and that’s ok! You can always cut it down to your desires size. It’s likely that every rose will be different. That’s what makes them unique
BOOK PAGES pumpkin fall diy
You may like to watch video below to recap that process.
BOOK PAGES fall PUMPKIN ASSEMBLY
it is difficult to predict how many roses you need to fill our pumpkin .. I would say it quite few of them but they are fun to make. I was really only concentrating on the sides and top of my pumpkin with rose coverage. Decided to leave my bottom only painted.
My pumpkin came with super short stem so I had to make my own. You could simply use stick but I decided to use wire wrapped with some jute.
HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN STEM EASY
There are so many ways to make pumpkin stem … check TUTORIAL HERE
I decided to add couple of leaves and gently paint my roses edges with some orange to have that nice fall pumpkin feel
And my book pages pumpkin is done !!! Couldn’t be more pleased with it
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if you like that book pages project …Check this video on another way to fold your paper to make a rose
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