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Enchanted Book Pumpkin- DIY

Pumpkin decorating is something that I love to do, love to experiment with texture and materials. Today I like to try my luck with the book. This is the first time I’ve ever attempted to make a pumpkin from a book. It’s been on my “want to try list” for the longest time.

Choosing a book wasn’t easy because I don’t like to destroy them. I chose the one from thrift store rather than cutting up paperbacks from my own collection.


Learn how to make paper book pumpkin for your fall home decor

Supplies needed to make awesome pumpkin


First thing you’ll have to do is to remove the front and back cover.


First let’s do a template of our pumpkin that will actually fit within the book you plan to cut.



Place the template on top of the pages and carefully use the X-Acto knife to cut the pages along the template.


Easy template to create your enchanted pumpkin for your fall decor

Try to cut at one time about 4-5 pages.



The cutting process can get a little messy with paper but it is sooo worthy. Just wait and see.



Just take your time cutting pages and be careful. X-Acto knives/blades are super sharp and can be very dangerous.



Just because I wanted my pumpkin to have that enchanted feel I decided to e paint along the edges



Didn’t have a color I was looking for so I am going to mix my own



Fold the book and use a sponge brush to apply several coats of craft paint across the outside of the pages. Allow to dry


Enchanted paper book pumpkin DIY that will be a show stopper in your fall decor

Once the paint has dried, you may notice that many of the pages will stick together.Gently pull each page apart to ensure the finished pumpkin is nice and full and plump.


How to make a pumpkin stem


How to make a pumpkin stem. Easy to follow instructions

Now let’s figure out how to do a pumpkin stem. We can use twigs, cinnamon sticks or we can create our own. I am going to try my chances with rope , Mod-Podge and some paint


Since the only rope that I had was light, paint is needed again … Apply as much or as little to reach your favorite shade followed by Mod-Podge.



Twist your rope and let it dry and even bend a little so it looks like pumpkin stem.



When all dries out use a hot glue to connect the two sides of the book together along the spine.  You may also want to hot glue the two end pages together for added security. For the security of the stem I also added a stick in the middle


Enchanted paper book pumpkin Diy is for sure your show stopper this fall season

Secure your homemade stem on the top of book…. and you are done!!! How awesome our pumpkin looks now? It is truly ENCHANTED!


Enchanted paper book pumpkin is the one you need to have this fall in your house! Stunning fall diy project! Easy to follow instructions.

Enchanted paper book pumpkin is the one you need to have this fall in your house! Stunning fall diy project! Easy to follow instructions.

Diy is so easy and quick to make. Update your home with this cute pumpkin craft #enchantedpumpkingardendiy #falldecor

Enchanted paper book pumpkin is the one you need to have this fall in your house! Stunning fall diy project! Easy to follow instructions.

Enchanted paper book pumpkin is the one you need to have this fall in your house! Stunning fall diy project! Easy to follow instructions. #enchantedpumpkingarden #fall homedecor #pumpkindiy

If you are upset that I destroyed book I would like to let you know that almost every bit of it will be used in my other projects this fall so stay tuned

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20 Comments

  • floridforest

    That looks cute and easy. Gotta love arts and crafts.

  • Joanna

    This paper pumpkin can be a very unique decoration for the house in autumn, even for the dinner table. I like it’s rustic look given by the pain you’ve used on the edges.

  • Jaana McEntee

    This is a really awesome idea! I will make this for Halloween with my kids 🙂 Thank you

  • Philomath

    This is really nice idea. I think it would be perfect for autumn with that color for people who loves pumpkins.

  • Jen

    This pumpkin turned out AHHH MAZING are you kidding 🎃 you did a marvelous job on this!! Now my question is, how did you make a template like out of cardboard?? Also did you use just one side of that template to cut through the whole book if that makes sense?? Like after you took off the front and back of the book did you just set one side of the template on the top of the book and just start cutting around it until you reached the bottom?? Then you open up the book glue the two back pages etc??? Also could you do this on ANY size book?? Thanks for this OUTSTANDING idea I cannot wait to hear back from you and try making this on my own!!! Just BTW the rope with the modge podge made the pumpkin in my opinion!!!

    • justthatperfectpiece

      Thank you soooo much for stopping by! Yes template was out of cardboard. Cutting through 3-4 pages at the time is much easier. All those details are explained in my blog post. Thank you again!

  • Adventures with Shelby

    Such a cute idea! Pinning for later

  • Janay

    O wow this is super creative and fun! I love this idea!

  • Anny Bon

    Interesting craft that anyone can make on their own… Thanks for sharing

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