These are actually the only decorations I have up this year. One of my Halloween boxes is still up in the attic and I'm busy every weekend this month so I decided it wasn't the year to decorate for Halloween, but come Thanksgiving? Hello, Christmas! *glitter canons*
SuppliesCarvable Pumpkin from Dollar Tree(I also grabbed a plastic skull)
Modge Podge if you don't already have it, you can get some from Target $1 Spot right now
Book to tear pages out of
Brushes, I used foam brushes but whatever you have on hand is fine
Black and White Acrylic Paint
Total Cost: $1-$8 Depending on what supplies you have on hand.
Directions1. Paint your pumpkin white all over and let dry. I have mine two coats because I used a very translucent white and I let mine dry over night.
2. Tear up your book paper into small quarter size pieces. I probably used 15-20 pages for both items I covered.
3. Apply modge podge to the back of your small piece of paper and to the pumpkin where you're going to put the pieces of paper and stick the two together.
4. Paint modge podge over the piece of paper you just put down and continue the process until your pumpkin is covered!
5. Paint the stem black or brown or whatever color you want, really. I chose to go with black.
Optional: Add glitter to stem! I plan to do this, just haven't taken the time to do it.
Now you have a cute, cheap Fall and Halloween decoration perfect for any book lover! You could do this with so many things, right?
What else are you thinking of applying book paper to?