This is the perfect craft for those who love to read AND for those who hate to read! Transform a book that is old, damaged, or just plain horrible, into a super cute book pumpkin.
After ripping the hardcover from the spine, take trusty sharp shears and carefully cut the outside of the pages (the best I could) in a half-circle round, yet think pumpkin shape. Pumpkins aren’t exactly round, so I made the base a little bit fatter.
After the book pages are rounded out, I bent the spine of the book around on itself to make the book fan out. It took some time to fluff out the pages and then I had to hot glue the binding onto itself. After being satisfied with the shape, glue two pages that meet to form the circle for extra strength and shape. I took orange spray paint and lightly sprayed the edges (edges only!!) out on the lawn. Note to self, put newspaper down next time. My curious cat came over to see what I was doing and then had orange feet. (Sigh!)
When all was toasty dry from sitting in the Fall sun, I took a piece of dried broken wood I found in the yard for my stem and hot glued it on. I finished it off with a nice wide green ribbon as the leaves. Now you try it!