I know alot of people love warm weather, but I am simply not made for heat. So while the rest of the country is longing for sunshine, I’m looking forward to a change in season. I love Autumn. Crispy leaves, hot drinks and all things spooky. But Halloween / Autumnal decorations don’t have to be ghoulish – what do you think of my Paperback Pumpkin?
I love Autumn. Crispy leaves, hot drinks and all things spooky
Made from old books, so battered that even my local Charity shop were going to throw away, I think this pumpkin is a thing of upcycled beauty.
Please, please, please don’t cut up books that could still be enjoyed by someone else. The lady at our local Charity shop rescued the ones I used from their recycling bin, placed there because they were ‘yellowing’. I’m sorry Ian Rankin!
You Will Need:
A thick twig
Pipe cleaner (optional
Two old paperback books
- Draw a ‘half pumpkin’ shape on the cover of one of your books and cut around. You need to remove any straight edges from the long sides but leave a flat edge at one of the short sides.
- Use that as a template to draw and cut out the same shape on a few pages at a time.
Do this to both books, checking regularly that the shape matches.
- Then you simply staple the book covers together back to back. You might want to include a page or two aswell just to disguise the different colours and textures.
- Stick your stick into the centre to create a stalk and if you like, use a pipe cleaner to add a curly stem.
That’s it! So simple yet so effective. Use the pumpkin as a decoration in your window or on a table.
What do you think?
Love Rachel ❤️