DIY Book Page Pumpkin

It’s almost that time of year again! The cooler weather, changing colors, and pumpkin spice lattes. Oh fall how I love you so. There is no doubt pumpkins are a familiar sight this time of year and today I’m sharing how to bring some fall decor to your home with a few supplies a book and Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.

What you need:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Paperback book

Craft knife



Self-healing cutting mat

Painter's sponge

Craft Paint


Tree twigs or cinnamon sticks

First thing you’ll have to do is to remove the front and back cover.


Sketch out a pumpkin to fit the size of your book when folded this will be your cutting template. You can also just print out a pumpkin and modify the image to fit your book.

Fold the pumpkin sketch in half; you’re only going to use one half of the template.

Before cutting out the template, make sure the pumpkin half will actually fit within the book you plan to cut.


Trim the template accordingly to get the perfect fit for the book.


Slide the self-healing mat under 5-6 pages.


Place the template on top of the pages trace with a pencil and carefully use the X-Acto knife to cut the pages along the line.


Limit the number of pages you cut at one time to about 5-6.  If you stack too many pages, the knife may not cut through them cleanly.


After cutting the first set, slide the mat under the next stack of pages and repeat until you get to the end of the book.

 If you want to add some charm to your pumpkin, Fold the book and use a sponge brush to apply several coats of craft paint across the outside of the pages. Allow to dry.

Use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to connect the two sides of the book together along the spine.  You may also want to glue the two end pages together for a better hold.



DIY Book Page Pumpkin

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