Making your own DIY Book Page Ornament is simple and fun. Use an old book to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration your family will cherish year after year.
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Take a minute this holiday season to make some heart-felt memories – create some homemade Christmas ornaments as gifts or for your own tree! Ready for some inspiration?
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How to Make a Mod Podge DIY Book Page Ornament
Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays! This time of year is wonderful since it’s about giving! I personally like giving handmade gifts and these ornaments made from book pages are perfect with just the right amount of modern vintage charm. Plus, who doesn’t love a little sparkle?! They’re simple to make and go with most holiday decor. Who am I kidding, I love these so much, I going to have to keep a few to hang on our tree!
For the Tag
- Scissors, paper cutter or tag punch
- Cardstock paper
- Holiday-themed stamp
- Ink pad
- Brown or Tea-Darkened ink pad
- Raffia, twine or ribbon
- Small hole punch
This project looks great with the pages from a vintage book (they are really cheap at thrift stores or garage sales). If you don’t want to tear up an old book, you could easily substitute scrapbook paper or newspaper.
I used plastic ornaments because they are less delicate, but you can use either plastic or glass with beautiful results.
STEP 1: Glitterize the Hanger
Take your hanger out of the ornament. Place it on a work surface covered in newspaper or other protectant. Paint it with Mod Podge and then sprinkle glitter over it making sure the surface is covered. Let dry.
STEP 2: Create Paper Strips
Tear several pieces out of your vintage book. Then, tear them into strips. The pieces should be about 1 – 1.5 inches wide. Depending on the size of your ornament and strips, you will need approximately 7- 10 strips per ornament. You can also tear them into smaller pieces if that’s easier to work with.
STEP 3: Attach Paper Strips
Next, apply the torn strips to the ornament using the Mod Podge and the foam brush. Continue working around the ornament until it’s totally covered with the book paper. Smooth out any wrinkles.
STEP 4: Apply Glitter
Before the Mod Podge on your ornament is completely dry, gently sprinkle glitter around the surface. Apply as much or as little as you like. This tray is super helpful to catch all the excess glitter and then transfer it back to the bottle for reuse.
Step 5: Make the Tag
Stamp your holiday-themed image on the cardstock in the ink color of your choice (I used champagne). Cut out or use your punch to create a tag. Use your brown ink pad to go around the edges of the tag to give it a vintage feel. Punch a small hole in the top to attach the tag to the ornament with your ribbon or twine.
Insert the hanger back in and voila! You’re done! Hang your DIY Book Page Ornament on your tree or wrap it up in a pretty box as a cheerful gift!
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