A Book Page Pumpkin is Perfect Fall Decor

Book pages are used in so many decorations and work with a variety of decor. In this tutorial, make a fun fall book page pumpkin!

Skills Required: None. If you can fold, you can make this easy autumn decoration. You’ll also need to be able to use a hot glue gun.

Book page pumpkins

I don’t think there is anything you can’t do with book pages! They are just the absolute perfect crafter resource, don’t ya think?

I’m taking the book page thing to a whole new level now. I showing you how I made this book page pumpkin. So super cute. They are so easy to make, cost next to nothing, and make the perfect addition to fall decor.

Book page pumpkin

If you like fall decorating on the cheap, this is for you. You’re also going to love this as a recycled Halloween craft. There’s no reason you can’t make this a little more spooky leaning with a spider or black felt.

Basically once you get the technique down, you’ll want to make an entire patch of these cutie pumpkins! Let’s start with what you’re going to need.

 Gather These Supplies

  • Book – one per pumpkin
  • Sheet of paper (for a template)
  • Felt – a few fall colors
  • Twig(s)
  • Twine
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ruler

There’s only one tip I can offer you for this project – and it revolves around the books. A lot of people don’t feel comfortable with breaking apart books.

BUT you can salvage something ready for the trash if you go ask at the library! You’re going to use the book without the cover to make a pumpkin, and they frequently have broken books they are willing to give.

You can also look on Freecycle, Facebook marketplace, or eBay for low cost and/or books that are ready for the garbage. You have options besides using a new book.

Book page pumpkins

These are such a easy alternative to traditional pumpkins while having a rustic and vintage feel. Can’t you see miniature versions of these on a fall tablescape? You can use any sized book to make one.

Wherever you put them, they will be sure to give your home a festive touch for fall! Get the printable how to card below.

Yield: 1 pumpkin

Book Page Pumpkin

Book page pumpkin

Learn how to make book page pumpkins the easy way! These will look perfect with your fall decor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Book - one per pumpkin
  • Sheet of paper (for a template)
  • Felt - a few fall colors
  • Twig(s)
  • Twine


  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ruler


  1. You'll need a book with strong binding for this project. It should be easy to bend around a twig (which will act as a stem).Book, felt, twine, hot glue gun, scissors, ruler, twig
  2. Remove the book cover from the book by holding all the pages together and ripping the cover off. You can use scissors or a craft knife to help you on the edges.Separating the book cover from the rest of the book
  3. If there are any thicker liner pages in your book, remove those.Removing exterior pages
  4. Fold the piece of paper in half. Draw a half pumpkin shape to the best of your ability, using the fold as the center. Cut out with scissors. Unfold and make sure it looks somewhat like a pumpkin, and then fold back in half.Pumpkin template folded in half
  5. Place the book pages down on your work surface, and put the template down with the fold on the binding. Trace with the pen.Tracing the template with a pen onto the book pages
  6. Remove the template and grab 5 - 10 pages at a time. Cut around them with the scissors and remove the scraps.Cutting around the pages with the scissors on the line
  7. Using the pages you just cut as a template, draw another line on the page below. Grab 5 - 10 more pages and cut again. Repeat this step until all pages are cut.Continuing to trace the pages and cut more pages with scissors
  8. Use a ruler to measure a twig that is about 4 to 5 inches taller than your pumpkin. Place the cut book open with the binding facing you on the work surface. Add a line of hot glue and place the twig down, flush to the bottom.Adding glue to the book binding and placing the twig
  9. Add hot glue to the binding and the twig, and bring the book pages forward, wrapping the binding around the twig to secure.Gluing the book page pumpkin around the twig
  10. Bring the end pages around and hot glue them together.Gluing the end pages together with hot glue
  11. Stand your book page pumpkin up and start fluffing. Hot glue any additional pages together depending on how they naturally separate. You might not need to do any gluing.Completed book page pumpkin
  12. Make a template with your scrap paper. Use it to cut out a few stem or leaf pieces from the felt. I did two, one slightly larger than the other.Using a template to cut stem pieces from felt
  13. Make a slit in the middle of the felt pieces with scissors.Cutting a slit in the middle of the felt with scissors
  14. Slide the felt pieces down onto the stem to secure.Placing the felt down onto the twig stem
  15. Tie the twine around the stem to finish. Trim with scissors.Tying twine around the twig pumpkin stem

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© Amy Anderson
Category: Fall Crafts

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