Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~paper pumpkin tutorial~

I got so many good ideas at the
flea market this past weekend.
One of them was a pumpkin
made out of a book,
{this one is an apple}
So, I came home and tried to
find directions on how to make one.
Guess what?
I did! Go here for the step by step instructions.
I also have something to confess.
I didn't bring my camera to the show.
Bad, bad, bad!
However, so many people took pictures and I will share the links with you as I find them.
My friend Isabell took some great shots and you can see my booth in one of the photos
{the one with the book page wreaths on the wall}
You can see them here.
Let me know if you make one of these pumpkins, or apples.
I am thinking I will do these for the kids' teachers for a Thanksgiving gift.
Out of an old dictionary perhaps?


Connie said...

Love this idea! I'm going to give it a try...thanks for sharing!!

Kelly said...

I looove this! so cute, thanks for sharing:)

red.neck chic said...

I think this is SO cute!!! I'm gonna try it - thank you!!!

;-D robelyn

Erin said...

AGH! This is too cute! I gave you an AWARD today on my blog. Check it out:


Pitimini said...

yo también las hago con forma de bolas de navidad para el árbol. pruebalo!

Mikal said...

Saw another post like this recently too... these are SO cute!

Thanks for the links!

sheri martin said...

Such a cute idea!

The Country Nest said...

Great post, I love the apple!!

Katie said...

Those are cute! I still need to try my hand at a paper wreath!! I love love love those!

Alaina said...

I have seen this idea in the craft books using regular white or colored craft paper but I like your idea better using the old book pages, I think I shall have to give it a try.

Tara said...

I have a table top christmas tree made out of vintage magazines..Love the apple..xx

Unknown said...

This is so clever! I have to say I never gave any teacher of my 3 girls a Thanksgiving gift. Was I suppose to? Oh well, the last one just graduated from high school so I can't do anything about it!
Enjoy your evening,

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Such a cute idea Melaine!! Hugs,Rachel ;)

Stacey said...

Hi Melaine,

I love this and your idea to use a dictionary for a teacher gift! I think it's completely sweet. (huh hmmmm I usually get them a LCBO gift certificate... figure they could use it after spending all day with my offspring : ) ~Stacey

Windy Ridge said...

I love that your blog is full of cool ideas!:)

All That Jazz said...

Hi Melaine! I saw those paper pumpkins at R&R, they were so fun! Maybe one of my student's parents will make me one of those, hee! I enjoyed chatting with ya at your booth, I got my pillow home and it was perfect (I posted about it on my blog! ;)
Thanks so much and I hope you were able to take a few restful cozy days to recoup!

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The Little Red Shop said...

Wasn't it a fabulous show? I included a li'l photo of some of your pillows & linked back to you on my Ruffles & Rust post.



Julie M.


This brought back a memory I haven't thought about in a long time. When I was a kid, we made angels by folding Readers Digest magazines and adding a styrofoam head. Funny.


Noel Solomon said...

This is simply adorable!

Thanks for sharing~ I love the idea for your kids teachers!

Noel from Fanciful Designs

Anonymous said...

i just recently came across a tutorial for these! i will have to check out the one you found! hopefully, it will be alittle easier to follow! and what a great idea for a teacher gift! i think i will copy that idea!

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