Written by: Cathy Carroll; Vintage, Paint and more...
Good morning everyone...
Are you well on your way to decorating yet
are you still doing some crafting?
I have a quick little craft for you today...
It's no secret that I am madly in love with book page projects
So, it only seemed natural for me to make a book page ornament this year.
I chose to do a book page snowflake in gold
to match with the gold and white décor I have this year.
I think they are so pretty
really so simple.
My 8 year old granddaughter helped to make these.
You will need:
old book pages
staples and stapler
hot glue gun and glue sticks
gold glitter glue
gold snowflake ornaments
( I got mine at Walmart- 20 in a box for about $2)
So, grab a cup of coffee, a comfy seat
let's get started.
I used an old paper back that had some aging on the edges as you can see.
Cut it into 1/2" strips crosswise - I found that was
about every 4 lines on the print of my pages.
Loop them and staple the ends together.
This is where my granddaughter came in - her very important task.
I found the easiest way to form the "book page loopy flower"
was to hot glue two loops together
at the stapled end.
Then glue two of these together on one side of the loopy end as above.
This way they made the open flower effect I was looking for.
Continue to do this with 6 sets of loops.
Then glue the last set together to form a complete circle
Don't worry about the center - you are covering it up
with a snowflake.
Glue the snowflake to the center of the loopy circle/flower.
I did not add any ribbon for hanging
the snowflakes had a string on them to hang
it was perfect.
But, if you do not have that now would be a good time to add
a ribbon or gold string to hang it by.
I felt they were just not glitzy enough so I added
some glitter glue just around the edges
of each of the paper loops
to match the glitz of the snow flake.
That was the perfect touch I needed for the look I was going for.
You may like it without.
And, here it is hanging on the tree.
Isn't it so pretty.
I love them.
But, then it's book pages and gold and glitz -
what's not to love about it?
I also used them in my yarn wreath hanging over the mantel...
I think they added just the right touch to make it extra special.
What do you think?
Think you might like to try some of these?
So, simple and you can get the kids involved in making them...
my Christmas boards on Pinterest
where you will find all kinds of inspiration.
You don't want to miss out on the upcoming tutorials either.
Until next time
have a great day and get out there and create
something you love.....
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