Book Page Paper Pumpkin {How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget}

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The month of September is already far gone, but with the turn of the new year, it’s well underway again! 

It is time to start planning a fall decor that you can make yourself. 

Being a DIY enthusiast, you would agree that our DIY decorative pumpkin ideas are great for polishing up seasonal decor during this time of year. 

In our article of the day, we will share the cheap and unusual way of creating fall pumpkins out of your book page papers that may be wasting away on your shelf.

DIY Pumpkins as a DIY Fall Decoration

Ingenious and unique, do-it-yourself fall decorations made from recycled objects are ideal for decorating your home during the season. 

The inexpensive decorative pumpkin DIY ideas will undoubtedly inspire you to breathe a creative note into your interior. 

The best part is that you only need certain items that you probably already have in your home.

Never throw away your books and magazines; these can easily be converted into absolutely gorgeous decorative items! 

In this case, an old book can be transformed into a super original pumpkin craft. 

The crafts would be ideal for decorating the coffee table, the entrance console, the fireplace mantel, or a window sill.

Supplies Needed

  • A book
  • A pencil
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Orange spray paint (or another color of your choice) 
  • Ribbon, fabric, or a small branch of wood

Step-by-Step to Make DIY Pumpkin

First, remove the cover from the book to keep only the pages and the binding. Then cut your paper into 1-inch wide strips. 

Fold 1/4 inch of the paper ends and glue to the TP tube. 

Make shorter strips and glue five of them at the bottom of the tube. 

Make a second row and glue five shorter strips over the previous row. 

Fold up the row on top that you just made. Then glue it around the tube top. 

Fold the bottom of the first row and glue it to the tube under the second row. 

With the base rows now glued, here’s how it should look. 

Take your longer strips. Glue them inside the tube’s edge. Fold over and glue to the inside part at the bottom. 

Continue around the tube, adding several layers till the pumpkin is full.


As the next fall and Halloween approaches, you want a little creative project in fall colors that is easy to do. 

If you have old books with missing or damaged pages, here is a small activity that will undoubtedly satisfy your thirst for creativity and add a little festive touch to the holiday decor in your home.

Have a super-duper creation!

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