# Halloween Decor - Folded Book Art - Simple Pumpkin

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This Folded Book Art is a perfect to use as an unique and handmade decoration for Halloween!

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In the next steps i'll explain to you how to fold this small pumpkin into a book. (I used a picture from their website for the front image)If you want to do a smaller project first, to test it out, please check my other tutorial here.

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## Step 1: Marking the Pages

For this pumpkin pattern we need to mark and fold 60 sheets of paper.

The book will look best when the pattern is in the middle. To do this we have to do a little and simple calculation. Write down the last page number of the book you want to use. Divide this by two. After this substract the 60 from it (the numbers of sheets needed for the pattern), the number you get is the starting page number where you need to start marking. Please make sure this is an odd number, if it's an even number, please substract 1 from it, so you get an odd number.

The pattern i use is in centimeters, so please get a ruler that displays centimeters.

Now pick up the book like normal when you would read it (Like in the first image of this step)

Now turn the book a quarter, so your hand ends up on the right of the book and the page numbers (in this case) end up in the right upper corner. Like in the second image.The book is now positioned right. It has to stay in this position during the process of marking the folds.

Now place your ruler on the book like in the third image. Make sure the beginning of the ruler is on the left side of the book.

The first two values you need to mark according to the pattern are: 8.7 centimeters and 9.9 centimeters. So place two marks on those two values. If done right, you now have marked the first page and there's a gap of 0.6 centimeters between the marks. It looks similar to the fourth image.

Now go to the next page (the second page). Here you mark the following values: 8.3 centimeter and 10.3 centimeters.

On the third page you mark the following values: 7.9 centimeters and 10.5 centimeters.

Page 4: 7,6 & 10,8

Page 5: 7,5 & 10,9

Page 6: 7,3 & 11,1

Page 7: 7,2 & 11,2

Page 8: 7,1 & 11,3

Page 9: 7 & 11,4

Page 10: 6,9 & 11,5

Page 11: 6,9 & 11,6

Page 12: 6,9 & 11,6

Page 13: 6,8 & 11,7

Page 14: 6,8 & 11,7

Page 15: 6,8 & 11,7

Page 16: 6,8 & 11,7

Page 17: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 18: 6,9 & 11,8

Page 19: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 20: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 21: 6 & 6,1

Page 22: 6,7 & 11,9

Page 23: 5,8 & 6,4

Page 24: 6,7 & 12,1

Page 25: 5,9 & 6,6

Page 26: 5,9 & 12,1

Page 27: 5,9 & 12,1

Page 28: 5,9 & 12,1

Page 29: 6 & 12,1

Page 30: 6 & 12,1

Page 31: 6,1 & 12

Page 32: 6,2 & 12

Page 33: 6,6 & 12,1

Page 34: 6,6 & 12,2

Page 35: 6,6 & 12,2

Page 36: 6,6 & 12,2

Page 37: 6,7 & 12,2

Page 38: 6,7 & 12,2

Page 39: 6,7 & 12,2

Page 40: 6,7 & 12,1

Page 41: 6,7 & 12,1

Page 42: 6,7 & 12

Page 43: 6,7 & 12

Page 44: 6,8 & 11,9

Page 45: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 46: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 47: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 48: 6,8 & 11,8

Page 49: 6,9 & 11,8

Page 50: 6,9 & 11,7

Page 51: 7 & 11,7

Page 52: 7 & 11,6

Page 53: 7,2 & 11,6

Page 54: 7,3 & 11,5

Page 55: 7,4 & 11,4

Page 56: 7,6 & 11,3

Page 57: 7,8 & 11,1

Page 58: 8,2 & 10,9

Page 59: 8,6 & 10,6

Page 60: 9,1 & 10,1

## Step 2: Fold the Pages

After you marked all the pages you can start folding.

Place the book in front of you like in the first image of this step.

Then fold each page twice on the marks you made in the previous step, like you can see in the second and third image. Try to keep the folds at 90 degrees or as close to it as possible.

Repeat these steps untill you have folded all the marked pages.

When finished folding, you're done! You've created your own folded book art now. Now go ahead and look for more patterns, as all of their patterns work in the same way.

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## 2 Discussions

I was a little confused while skimming through the 'ible, should it really be "for this heart pattern..." in the beginning of the step 1?