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The Best Advice for Creating Book Inspired Pumpkins

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Are you unsure what to carve your pumpkin into this Halloween? Are you a bookworm with a shelf full of well loved books?

Then look no further! That's really all the inspiration you need.

But if you're still feeling stuck, then let me help you get those creative juices flowing with these tips for the best book inspired pumpkins on the block!

Pick a Series

J.K. Rowling's magical Harry Potter series is full of witches and mythical creatures. It's perfect for the holiday season and making some of the best book inspired pumpkins. There are so many characters, symbols, and themes to choose from. Not to mention there are tons of free printable templates online!

Other great series would be the Hunger Games or Divergent for their use of symbols.

Choosing a series gives you more options to express your obsession as a fan and still keep things within your skill level.

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Cover Art

Pick a novel with great cover art. Something with a symbol or image that isn't too hard to trace. Find ways to incorporate different elements of the cover, including titles and key words.

The Raven Cycle series has great cover art for varying degrees of carving talent. The Raven Boys would be fairly easy and The Raven King cover is by far my favorite.

Lord of the Flies is another great cover and an incredible story chalk full of symbolism and imagery.

Paint It

Some of the coolest book inspired pumpkins I've seen are those painted like children's book characters. Don't be afraid to use other materials. Cardboard, popsicle sticks, and felt are great ways to add life to a boring old pumpkin!

Books like Where the Wild Things Are and the Little Critter books have super fun characters to decorate.

*The Little Critter link is to a Fall Collection with seven stories. There's a Little Critter Halloween book, too!

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Thanks for checking out this special Halloween edition Bookish Extra. If you need more ideas for your book inspired pumpkins this October, then check out my Fall Reading List, Kids Halloween Books, and Scary Halloween Books. You're sure to find something to spark your fancy!

Tell me what kind of pumpkin you plan to carve this Halloween in the comments below.

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Happy Haunting!!!

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