Friday, October 10, 2008

A Free Paperback Turns Into A Pumpkin At Midnight

It was a dark and stormy night, the wind was whistling through the trees...

photo: compliments of my hubby

I sat late one evening last week, while watching a recorded show, and turned a free paperback into a pumpkin. Magic powers you say?? No, just a cute idea and a little time. It wasn't really stormy either, just sounded good and I wanted to use the tree picture. : ) I'm going to get it printed and framed. I love its starkness.

Now back to the paperback pumpkins...

Pottery Barn inspiration. Isn't this room the best? I just adore the black and white. See the book pumpkins on the buffet and shelf.

Photo:Pottery Barn

So armed with a book, some popcorn and an iced tea, and sweet quiet, I started folding pages. Fold towards the spine. Keep folding, and folding. You will get there it just takes time. I did find that a thicker paperback works best. It will be full and will not really require any gluing.







There are many of these out there. It certainly didn't start with me (here is Victoria's), but we did get an e-mail asking some more about making them after we posted our halloween decor, so I thought I would share. And just in case anyone notices, I decided not to use the book in the popcorn picture, and found a different one. Please let me know if you made one, and I'll add your link too. I don't want to leave anyone out.

Victoria is headed to the mountains this weekend and I will be here trying to get things done and enjoy my family. Hubby made a big pot of chili for us to dip into this weekend. Mmmmm. He has written his recipe out for me and I hope to share it soon. It is thick and delish!

{Christina}

11 comments:

Reynie said...

i love those paperback book pumpkins. so creative!

Rambling Girl said...

Cool...I am going to make some this weekend..I have a few books I can do this with...

Also I really would lvoe a good recipe for chili. I was looking online today for a good recipe but could not find one so I can't wait for that post.

Shannon said...

It turned out awesome! I love it!

Victoria said...

I didn't realize they were in Pottery Barn. Thank you for sharing the idea with me. Sweet Girl likes our girly vs ghoulish pumpkin. ;)

Sarah Kate said...

It looks great. I think mine needs a hat or something. Thanks for including me:)

Tausha said...

Thanks for the info. It will be stormy and cold this weekend(it's suppoesed to SNOW) I think that I will pull out some mm's and get me some paper pumpkins!

Picket said...

Hello friend...that is a great idea..thanks for sharing it. I want to thank you also for coming by and visiting me and for the sweet comment on our little granddaughter's birth...it has been a glorious week for sure! Take care and come by anytime..have a beautiful weekend!

Meg said...

I made your white chicken chilli and it is sooooooo gooood! Thankyou for the recipe. I have my paper pumpkins on my blog. It was such a good idea so I had to copy you on it. James really likes then too, I though that was funny. I love that pic of the tree. Def. have it framed, then post it on your blog!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love this idea and have it on my list..but I don't know if it will get done this year. LOVE all your decor..thanks for stopping by. cherry

Darlene said...

I have seen these and I MUST get one done!!! That is so CUTE on the upside down goblet glass too!!! I LOVE it!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Great idea! I'll have to add that to my list of things to do!