Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY Dollar Tree Book Paper Pumpkins

That's right, I bought as much of my supplies for $1 as I could! Some things came from the Dollar Tree or Target $1 Spot or places like thrift stores where you can get books for $1.


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*

Supplies

Carvable 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.


Directions

1. 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?

11 comments:

  1. I am so obsessed with this pumpkin!!!! I need to do this!!!

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  2. So cute and festive! Perfect for spooky loving book lovers.

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  3. I love the way these turned out!!! So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Love the $1 Spot at Target, I definitely almost got some Modge Podge-- never know when you might need it, haha. Love how these turned out!

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  5. these look so good! i would use a dictionary or something haha i feel so bad ripping pages out of books!

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