Old books are one of my favorite crafting materials! Maybe it’s because I love to read or maybe I just love how the projects feel vintage. I have a stash of old Reader’s Digest books that I scored at a library book sale for 25 cents each. I used them to make my book page wreath and these 3 easy holiday projects.
The tree takes a little longer (probably an episode of Downton Abby–yes, I do most of my crafting projects while I watch TV. What can I say, I like to multitask!). Start with a book with the covers removed. Then fold each page twice toward the spine, working your way through the whole book. When you finish, trim the bottom of the pages so they are even.
You only need a few book pages and a glue stick to make these little ornaments. I have a 2-inch hole punch, but you can just cut out circles too. I actually made these during one of Emerson’s 20 minute cat naps!
Fold the circles in half and glue together. I usually use 6 circles to make an ornament, but you can experiment with how many you like. I didn’t put twine in the middle of all of them so I could scatter some on the mantel. I kind of like how they sit at different angles.
The ornaments are the only project I’ve worked on this year, but I’m pretty proud of myself for finding time to do anything crafty! I guess that’s a perk to maternity leave (besides cuddling and playing with a sweet, sweet baby!). Stolen time for projects and being home to take photos when there’s daylight!
What holiday projects are you working on?