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Shabby Chic Pumpkin Makeover

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Hello, I’m Kristen and I am so excited to be a new contributor to Heidi’s fabulous blog!
Let me tell you a little about myself before I share a fun Halloween project with you! I love making pretty things and I tend to view the world with a creative eye. I am always inspired by vintage charm, and daily admire the beauty in this life I have been blessed with. My hobbies include crafting, DIY, collecting antiques, decorating, home keeping, Furniture makeovers, party planning, and {best of all} being a mommy to my sweetie pie, Ella Claire.
I love, love, love decorating for holidays! And, I love everything about Halloween. What’s not to love about fall weather, playing dress up, and candy?

I participated in a Halloween “Boo-tique” last weekend and I made up a bunch of these Shabby Chic book page pumpkins that I am excited to share with you. 

They are super easy to make.  Read the how to after the jump!
I just grabbed a bunch of these foam pumpkins from the dollar store.
Then I lightly sprayed them with the cheapest white spray paint I could find. I did this to make sure that none of the orange would show through once I applied the book pages.
Then I used Mod Podge to apply the book pages to the entire pumpkin. Once it was all covered, I glittered the stem using Martha Stewart glitter adhesive and glitter {my favorite!}.
I then embellished each of the pumpkins with ribbons, sheet music pinwheels {Tutorial Here}, leaves {also from the dollar store}, and more glitter! That was the fun part.
I think book pages look so perfect with Halloween decor because of their black and cream coloring.
My favorite kind of books to use are old encyclopedias and dictionaries because their words are nice and tight together. But, really, any books will work.
What a fun and inexpensive way to add to Halloween decor!
I hope you are having fun preparing for Halloween!


  1. Cute! I bought a few of those pumpkins too. My kids are decorating one each with all my different kinds of Duck tape. I have some left over for me though 🙂

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