If I haven't mentioned this before you should know that I have a thing for white pumpkins. The older I get the more I like them. So while I was working on the centerpiece for my fall dining room table I decided to get a little crafty with this cute craft idea I found on pinterest.
(And you know if I was getting crafty it has to be easy, so if I can make these you can too.)
Well the project looked simple enough and I had an old paperback book I was done reading, so off to the craft store I went to buy an exacto knife. The other supplies you will need are a cutting board, paperclip and a stick. (That's right run outside and snap a twig off a tree because your pumpkin is going to need a stem.)
First, I tore the cover off the book.
Then I used the exacto knife to cut two pumpkin shaped half circles out. I would do four or five pages at a time and then use what I had just cut as my guide for the next uncut pages. (You could also just make one large pumpkin out of the book as well, but I wanted mine to be smaller so I made two.) Once I had gone through the whole book, I used a pair of scissors to even up any edges that were a little to long.
Then I took the stick and placed that along the outer binding of the book and wrapped the front and back pages of the book around the stem and clipped a paperclip over them to secure the ends together.
Lastly, by hand I sent through and separated the pages so the pumpkin would look full and round.