Decoupage Book Page OrnamentSupplies:
- An old book you don't mind destroying
- A plain glass ball ornament. (Mine is actually plastic.) You can buy these from craft stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics or Michael's
- Mod Podge (I used matte because it's what I had on hand, but gloss lustre would give the ornament a pretty sheen)
- Foam paint brush
- Use an exacto knife or the blade of a pair of scissors to rip pages from the book. I started with 10 pages and cut more out as needed.
- Tear pages into small pieces. Before you do this, you might want to cut off the margins to avoid big white spaces on your ornament.
- Use Mod Podge to glue the pieces of paper to the ornament, overlapping them nicely until the ornament is covered.
- Use your fingers to smooth out any rough edges or wrinkles.
- Let dry.
- Hang with a regular ornament hook or a pretty ribbon!
Book Strip OrnamentSupplies:
- A book you don't mind destroying
- A plain glass ball ornament
- Use an exacto knife or scissors to tear pages from the book. Again, start with 10 or so, and then rip more out if necessary.
- Cut the margins off of the pages to avoid white space. Cut the pages into strips. Each of my strips are about 3 lines of text tall.
- Use a knife to curl the strips of paper. Or don't! The two pictures above show how the ornament will look either way.
- Insert paper strips into the ornament and shake it all up until it looks nice. Add more paper strips if it doesn't look full enough.
- Hang with an ornament hook or ribbon.
- Card stock
- Pretty paper (I used tie-dyed paper that I had on hand, but wrapping paper or scrapbook paper would work well)
- Magnetic tape (like this). Other magnets would work fine, but magnetic tape is great because it has adhesive on the back and can be cut to size
- Glue (I used Mod Podge)
- To make a 2" x 6" bookmark, cut a 2" x 12" strip of card stock.
- Cut a 2" x 12" strip of your decorative paper.
- Fold the card stock in half.
- Glue the paper to the card stock, making sure it folds easily.
- Let dry.
- Cut two same-sized pieces of magnetic tape.
- Open up the bookmark so the inside is facing up. Stick one magnet to each end, making sure they touch when the bookmark is closed.
- You know have a magnetic bookmark that will stay in place without falling out of the book!
Have you ever done a bookish DIY project?
Thank you so much for showing us these cool bookish projects, Leah! Visit Leah at her blog, Books Speak Volumes!