|Becky's Thanksgiving Vintage Book Table Decorations From Murfreesboro, TN|
There are many things you can create with old books; they also look great on a bookshelf as decor. You can find instructions for advanced projects such as purses and book safes online, or you can tear out the pages to use in a myriad of ways. I like vintage books, magazines, and maps for card making, decoupage, wrapping small packages, and shredding into confetti. In the last picture, you can see how I used them to wrap small sample candles that I enclose with orders for my etsy shop.
Today, I am going to show you an easy holiday project, making the paper ball Christmas ornament in the picture below.
-magazine or book pages
-quick drying glue
-large hole punch or die cutter (3 inch punch shown in picture)
-alcohol ink dyes for color, optional
-small hole punch
-string for hanging
|Paper Ornament, Glue Runner, 3 inch Punch, Small Hole Puncher|
-Punch 14 large circles with the large die cut. If desired, use the alcohol inks to stain the paper and let it dry before punching.
-Fold the 14 large circles in half.
|Fold the Circles in Half|
-Using fast dry glue or adhesive, glue the 14 large folded circles together, so that it forms a sphere as the paper unfolds.
-Glue the first and 14th circles together, forming a sphere.
-Let the adhesive dry and punch a hole in the top for hanging.
|Glue the Folded Circles Together|
|Book Pages Used As Candle Favor Packaging|