Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paperback Pumpkins and Some Blog Love

I hope every one's week is going well...Brinsley aka the daughter told me the other day that I never post pictures of them anymore so here we go ya'll say "hey". (Noah and Johnny were unaware of the picture taking apparently). Now on to more important things CRAFTS!! J/K
I know a lot of people made these last year I just thought I would show you how for the people that had not seen them yet.

Materials:
Old paperbacks (no good books were harmed in the making of this craft scouts honor!!)
glue
pumpkin face (I printed mine off of google but feel free to draw your own)
green pipe cleaners

1. start folding the pages including the cover in toward the middle
2. When you are done you should have something that looks like this you can glue the ends together if you need to. Also the thicker the book the better
3. Take your pipe cleaners and twist them around a pencil to create a little curly q stem

4. Cut out your pumpkin face out and glue it on the book
5. Insert your cute little stems in now6. And you have a wonderful recycled little pumpkin!

Also I wanted to share my good luck Crane from Janel how great is he I have him next to me at my sewing machine. Ha I can use all the good luck in that department.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day I am going to try and get my front porch decorated today but the weather is not looking to promising. Come back tomorrow for the salsa recipe I have been talking about...

Hugs

~*Carrie*~

22 comments:

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I love those pumpkins! What a great idea! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

Yours is so cute!

Kelli said...

Cute! I was just thinking about how I don't post enough pictures of the kids.

Ruth Ann said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing! I've always wanted to try to make one of those! Can't wait for your salsa recipe! Sounds delicious! Oh, and I will share a photo of the Hello Kitty tv soon! Have a great day!

April said...

Brinsley looks so much like you...what a great smile she has! Your recycled pumpkin sure is cute. Hmmm...wonder if I could pull that off? Definitely worth trying! Can't wait for your salsa recipe!

Darlene said...

Brinsley is just too CUTE!!! I made one of those pumpkins last year. It is too cute....time to get it out!!!

Tam said...

That is a great Project! The kids would love doing that actually!

Jules said...

That's a creative pumpkin. I bet I could even spray paint it orange or even white!! I'm so excited to make one. Thanks

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Love the pumpkin! Very creative!

And Brinsley is very cute! You should definitely have more pics of your children. They look like great kids!

Cherie said...

That is a super cute pumpkin. I do alot of different crafts but have not seen that one before!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Carrie;; OH what a cute craft project... I Love that pumpkin made out of an old book... I am on the hunt now,, I want to make one.....
thanks for the how to.... :)

Have a great week. hope you get your porch decorated...

Hugs;
Alaura

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

What a great idea!!! I love crafty things...thanks for sharing:)

jenjen said...

I love that pumpkin. So cute! What a great idea! Did you get your porch decorated? It has been so cold here it's crazy!

XOXO
Jen

Susan said...

Wow! What a cute idea! My daughter would love making these!! thanks for sharing:)

Christina said...

I need to get my little paper back guy and put his face on. Love yours!

Your kids are growing up. Isn't it amazing how fast the time goes.

Laurie Anne said...

Brinsley is such a great name! Thanks for sharing! The weather has been so grey and miserable :o(

Thanks for the sweet comments you leave when you visit...it means the world!

Mommy24cs said...

Those are the cutest pumpkins! I'm gonna try making them with Carson :o)

The Blonde Duck said...

That is amazing! I love those pumpkins!

Liz said...

Those paperback pumpkins are so cute!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

That's a great idea! Reminds me of the turkeys we would make out of the old Reader's Digest when I was a kid... many moons ago! lol

I just discovered your blog and really enjoyed it. I am now a follower!

Take Care,
Debbie

Becky said...

Oh wow - that's a neat lil trick! I love all those paper cranes on Janel's blog - so pretty!

Tina Leigh said...

You are so crafy!!!