Friday, December 3, 2010

Book Page Ornaments [TUTORIAL]


The hubs and I put up our first Christmas tree this year!
We were a little short on ornaments, so I've been making some:



I used pages from an old book...
And cut them into strips 1 inch wide:



Then I cut them into varying lengths...
Two 8 inches
Two 7 inches
Two 6 inches
and one 5 inches:



Then layer them with the longest on the outside,
and the 5 inch one on the inside...

And staple them all together on one end like so:



The 5 inch strip is the center...
Bring the other strips in towards it,
and staple them all together
[be sure to leave about an inch at the top of the center piece]:



Punch a hole in the top piece and tie a cord through it:



Hang on your tree:



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17 comments:

Cassie said...

Geesh, Mandy, you are so darn clever! What a cute idea, and what a great ornament for a first Christmas. Our first Christmas was truly my favorite :)

BB Goad said...

love this...i was just thinking about making some kind of christmas decor with an old book. thanks for posting!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Very sweet! I love these type of ornaments. I've never seen the heart before. :) What a fun addition!

hiyaluv said...

you are so so so creative. i can't get over it:)
gina

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I like! Would look great with sheet music too. Thanks for the 'how-to'.

aPearantly sew said...

Aren't you just full of great ideas this week! Definitely gonna give this one a try!

Allison said...

Very pretty!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

So pretty!! I love it! Thanks for the idea!

Lulu said...

I love it, so clever! I'm going to try it today :)

Kara said...

LOVE! It's so much cuter with book pages than just regular ol' paper! :) Thanks for sharing!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully done! I'll add this to my already long list of great book page projects. Love the heart shape, so simple and stylish!

Condo Blues said...

For our first Christmas, I made ornaments that are a small cluster of bells on ribbon. I still have them and use them 13 year later. Aww...

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

This is so cute! I have to decorate some trees for a church dinner, and there's no budget, so these will be perfect! Thanks for the tutorial!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love these!! Something about old book pages...

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Just a darling idea! And the book pages adds texture.

Holly said...

Very sweet...I have a big old book waiting for me to finish using its pages.

Holly Knitlightly said...

These are SO cute!! I love them!!

My boyfriend's sister is going to be getting engaged any day now (eee!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!) and I think she would like these decorations at the wedding! :) I'll have to show her them.