Book Page Homemade Ornament

We have a four foot Christmas tree that I bought for my classroom years ago. When my school moved into a new builiding I brought it home and stuck it in the attic with intentions to get it out the following Christmas and bring it back to school. Well, it didn’t happen….

While getting our Christmas decor out this year III asked if I wanted him to bring down the dress. At first I said no, but then he suggested we put it in the entry way. He is a genius. I knew I married him for good reason :o) I’m in a constant tizzy about what to do in this area of my house and for at least a month, I don’t have to think about it because the four foot Christmas has set up shop there.

I know I know it is ornament-less..but don’t fret. This is going to be my handmade ornament tree. The perfect tree for this craft lover if you ask me! And now we get to the reason you are here :o)
My first homemade ornament is made from some aged book pages.
And you can make it too, because it is super easy.

First grab an old book at goodwill or a thrift store. I picked up this dictionary a few years ago for 50 cents.

For this ornament, you’ll need to tear out two pages and fold them accordion style.

Fold one of your pieces in half and tape or glue it together. Then do the same with the other page.

You’ll then need to attach the two pages along the long flat side. This will create your circle.

To embellish I added a wooden heart that I painted with some of Martha’s glitter paint. I also cut out some card stock and used my favorite mini wood stamps to stamp Merry Christmas.

After punching a whole & ties a lop with some baker’s twine, it was ready to be hung on my craft tree.

Do you prefer to make or buy your ornaments? I like to do a little of both!

Sharing at a few fabulous parties!

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Comments

  1. Oh my sweet Laura you had me at book pages….so pretty and love that you added a message …thank you for sharing…xo

  2. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at 'Or so she says …' http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  3. Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise says:

    Just came over from Thirty Handmade Days…Your blog is great and you are stinkin' adorable. I have spent a great deal of time looking around!!!

    PS. I am totally jealous of the coca cola crates in the previous post.

  4. These are so cute … I have been scouring my thrift stores for an old dictionary and now I have even more motivation! And I am totally a DIY kind of girl :)

  5. pretty! JOB WELL DONE!!

  6. Adorable and it's looks fun to create!

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