Sep 16, 2011

Fall is Here

The days are cool, the kids are back at school, the leaves are changing, the kids are back at school and apples are abundant. Did I mention the kids are back at school? Oh, I think I did...

Melissa at The Inspired Room is having a Fall Nesting party. It made me drag one of my bins upstairs to see what I could find for my mantle. I know, what a sucky thing to have to do, right?!

I wanted to keep it simple, and not quite so bright as I have done in the past. My favorite thing is the book pumpkin, I have seen several of these floating around blog land. I tried my hand at making one, and it didn't turn out too shabby. Just don't turn it around, or look to the left of it....
I didn't have any cool antique looking books to use, so I used a Sue Grafton book (which was REALLY good) that wasn't in the greatest condition. I trimmed the edges, and used my antiquing stamp pad to brown the edges a bit. I shoved a stick in the middle, added ribbon and some leaves, and voila!

Happy Fall!

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20 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the book pumpkin ! Have a great weekend. Pamela

Carol said...

Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog! I have been wanting to make one of those book pumpkins, you've inspired me to give it a try.

Have a great weekend!

Smiles,
Carol

Heather said...

I have never seen book pumpkins before it's awesome!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is so cute. I don't think I would have the patience to do that. It turned out great. Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is so cute. I don't think I would have the patience to do that. Have a great weekend.

The Old Block House said...

I love this pumpkin. I have an old set of encyclopedia's that I'm hoping to make into pumpkins this afternoon.

Janet said...

I've been wanting to make a page pumpkin as well, they look so fun! Love your fall decor. :)

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

I keep thinking I need to make one (or a ton) of those book pumpkins for my book shelves...now I really may have to! It looks great - simple with a bit of autumn flair.

Gail said...

Amazing

mississippi artist said...

Cute book pumkin! I like the elevated pumpkins too.

Julianna, Jade, Janae, Jamie said...

that is SO cute! I have never seen that! Love it! -jamie @ theletter4.blogspot.com

Ali Grace@Ali Grace Fashions and Trends said...

Beautiful! I love that,

Kay Ellen said...

Hi Cara!
So cute, love your pumpkin book :))

Happy Showcase Sunday!

xo
Kay Ellen

Carrie said...

Love the book turned pumpkin! I can't wait to try it!

Your newest follower,
Carrie

Ginger said...

Very cute! Love fall. :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I don't know if you know or not but I have a link party every Wednesday over on my blog. I would love to have you link up this & some of your other projects. :) (Oh and I have a back to school link party going on all month long, too!} Love your name. My youngest daughter is named Cara. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts

Katie said...

Love your pumpkin book :) So cute!!!!

Leasa said...

Hey thanks for visiting my blog. I love the book page pumpkin. I am also now following your blog.
Have a great week.

Teresa said...

I like yours too!

Sarah Gill said...

Oh I love those book page pumpkins! It's on my "To Make" list, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Love the twig stem!

Meredith Resnick said...

So cute and funny! For me, a reader, this is perfect!!!
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