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.
Take a minute this holiday season to make some heartfelt memories - create some homemade Christmas ornaments as gifts or for your tree! Ready for some inspiration? This Book Page Ornament is lovey and has a sparkly, vintage feel.
This project is suited for beginner to advanced crafters.
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! We 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.
But wouldn't these DIY Book Page Ornaments be perfect for gifting these to your book club?!
Supplies Needed for Make DIY Book Page Ornaments
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You can make as many Book Ornaments as you like. Just get enough paper and ornaments!
- Glass or plastic ornaments
- Old book paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
For the Tag
- Scissors, paper cutter, or tag punch
- Cardstock paper
- Holiday-themed stamp
- 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 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.
Tip: 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 another protective surface. Paint it with Mod Podge and then sprinkle glitter over it, making sure the surface is covered. Let dry.
STEP 2: Create Paper Strips
To start, tear several pieces out of your vintage book (or scrapbooking paper. 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 your foam paintbrush. 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 in catching all the excess glitter and then transferring 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 (we used champagne). Cut out or use your punch to create a tag.
For an added vintage touch, use your brown ink pad to go around the edges of the tag to give it a vintage feel we're going for.
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!
How to Decorate for Christmas with Book Page Ornaments
There are more places than your Christmas tree to place your Book Page Ornaments.
- How about displaying your DIY Ornaments in a bread bowl or other decorative vessel on your dining or entryway table! They would definitely make a statement.
- Try topping a candlestick with your homemade ornament and see it become a focal point of a winter vignette.
- Another idea, place them on your mantel for added holiday charm.
The possibilities are endless! Let me know how you decide to decorate with yours!
Enjoy the holiday season!
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Mum in Brum says
This is beautiful! And I love how simple it is to make too - definitely something I could do with my toddler. Thanks for sharing x
Yes, it was pretty simple and you could make as many as you need. Your toddler would love tearing the paper!
These are beautiful, Erin! I adore any kind of book page project, especially Christmas-related book page projects 🙂 Pinned!!
Yep, Christmas related book page projects go together perfectly! Thanks for coming by and thanks for the pin! Happy Holidays 🙂
Erin, these are so simple, but so pretty! I love them. You could also personalize them for a book lover by using some old text from their favorite books. What a neat gift. Or you could use a wedding invitation for a couple's first Christmas. So many fun things to make. Pinning to save this, I am inspired by it!
I agree, Nikki! So many good ideas for this one. It doesn't have to be a book page...any paper, especially if it's sentimental would make a lovely gift. Thanks for the pin.
Love book page projects & these are so pretty! Great project!
Awe! Thanks, Michelle! I love the way they turned out and think they could be customized if you want to give them as gifts. Say, a music sheet for a music lover. A wedding invitation for newlyweds. Whatever paper you have could work!
I love this idea, I actually have saved tattered old books waiting for crafty purposes!
That's great! I think I'm going to look for an old book to do more crafts. This time I had to take an old book we didn't want and take the pages out. Thanks for coming by, Megan!
I love book page crafts and your book page ornament is beautiful. I love the sparkle!
I love the sparkle too! It gives it a little something extra to make it pretty and shine on the tree.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I love the ornaments! They turned out really nice. These would be a fun craft for the grandkids to give for gifts.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
Erin I just love this idea. I did something similar last year because I wanted to change up mine but didn't want to spend money. Yours look great with that added touch of glitter.
Glitter definitely brings it all together. You're so crafty, I know you'll pull it all together without spending a lot of money!
I adore this idea. I can see giving this as a gift to the reader in the family. What a great idea.
Oh, I love that idea, Debra! Giving it to the reader in the family is such a thoughtful way to share this ornament! Enjoy your holidays!
pam smith says
I love these! I have an old book just for making crafts with, so this is perfect. I love that it can go with any decor too.
That's awesome! I need to pick up an old book with vintage scrips, so I can have one on hand for future crafts! It's neutral, so the ornament definitely goes with any decor!
I love the details on these ornaments!The glitter top, gorgeous ribbon and sweet tag make them so special. beautiful job Erin!
Erin, these ornaments are gorgeous! Seriously, I would love to have these on my tree. I am going to have to make these!
Thanks, Sherry! I think they are pretty and add the right amount of charm to a tree! How cute would they be with fun scrapbook paper? Or music sheets?
I've got this on my very long list of holiday projects. I love that it's so simple to make and glitter always helps 🙂
Erin, I love the addition of glitter to these book page ornaments! It elevates the look of them and adds a chic touch that is quite attractive. They turned out so well! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
Thanks so much, Jelica! I love a little sparkle especially this time of year! I think the sparkle on these ornaments is just the right amount! Happy Holidays!
Erin, I have plans to make these for my book club girlfriends. Thanks for the perfect instructions. 😉