christmas crafts made from book pages

December 9, 2010

I saw a post someone did on how to make a gift bow out of book pages a few weeks ago. Usually, I bookmark ideas that I want to try, but evidently I forgot to do that with this project because I have searched and searched with no results. (The closest one I could find was this magazine page bow--which is essentially the same thing just made out of magazine pages instead of book pages.)

My searching has led to some pretty fantastic book-page projects that I thought I'd share with you.

There are so many fun crafty, holiday decor projects all over the blog world right now. Here are a few of my favorites.
I'm thinking that pottery barn inspired the craze with their book page wreath last year...

holiday cheer book wreath--I love the addition of the red ornaments to this wreath.
paper rosettes--gorgeous gift bag embellishment.
book page garland--easy and fun to do with kids!
origami Christmas wreath--this would make a cute ornament.
heart ornament--so sweet--this one might be my favorite.
music wreath ornament--this was made out of pages from an old hymnal!
paperback christmas tree--so simple and beautiful.


This post from Alisa Burke on crafting with book pages has all the ideas you need! I love these beautiful flowers as well as the gift tags, envelopes, and garland. (The gift tags are REALLY beautiful.) 

Any of these would be beautiful with pages from a damaged children's book. You know, the ones your kids accidently tear, spill apple juice on, scribble on, drop in rain puddles, or munch on for snacks? I like finding old ripped up or written in books at our local goodwill. 

Do you have any book crafts to share with me? I'd love to see them!

8 comments:

Minnie said...

Wow, I've been clicking away and looking at all these fantastic projects. I love all your picks. I need to decide which I'm going to do with my kids and I've already decided to do a wreath on my own. I really like the Pottery Barn tutorial because it doesn't require buying anything I don't already have. Such sweet and simple projects. Now to see which old, stained, torn book I might be willing to tear up some more ...

Brimful Curiosities said...

I like this one, a circular fan ornament you can personalize with your child's pic: http://mythirdtruelove.blogspot.com/2010/11/breaking-rules.html

Rachael said...

Wow, there are some neat ideas here ... might have to give one a try at some stage (will add to my long list of projects to try)!

Bitterroot Mama said...

That flower is beautiful. Where do you find books you want to cut up? I love my books too much to "hurt" them.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

I only cut up really damaged books--scribbled in, torn, missing pages, etc... but for most of these, you could use a really cheap paper back that you find at goodwill!

Ben said...

you are good! awesome ideas.

Theresa said...

Thanks for featuring my paper rosettes!! Your blog came up on my stats page...thanks for sending people my way!
I'm your newest follower!
Cheers!
Theresa

delphinesbooks said...

Is that what you were looking for ?
http://livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html

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