Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament {No.3}

Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament {No.3}

Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament
{Ornament Number Three}Materials Needed:Clean Metal Jar Lid
Book Pages or Scrapbooking Paper
Your Choice of Embellishments {Glitter/Clear Glass Vase Gem}

Begin with a clean metal jar lid. {The lid I used measured 2 1/2 inches in diameter however any size will do; you just may need to adjust the materials a bit} Using a hand drill, drill a small hole into the side of the lid ~ This will make hanging your ornament a little easier.Cut out 20 circles from your book pages using a 1 1/2 inch circle punch {or cut by hand}. Slightly curl the edges of each circle by rolling around a wooden skewer stick.
Starting with the outer rim of the lid, hot glue each circle on, slightly overlapping each one. Continue working your way around the lid until it is almost completely covered.
The center pieces will need to be trimmed just a bit to fit by cutting the end into a triangular shape as shown above.

To add a little sparkle, lightly brush white glue on the edges of each petal with a paint brush and dust with glitter. I used PK Glitter Glitz in Crystal – The ultra fine micro glitter PK Glitz offers is perfect for delicate projects such as this.

Thread your cut ribbon through the drilled hole and embellish the center as you please. I simply hot glued a clear glass vase gem to the center.

All of the ornament tutorials featured are very basic and allow you to create them to your own personal taste and style ~ be creative and have fun! Enjoy!


  1. i just want you know i am LOVING these tutorials! thank you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. this is adorable. I may have to incorporate this one into the new Christmas wreath I want/need. πŸ™‚

  3. Super cute!

  4. So cute… I am torn between this one and the little bird ornament.

    Have a great week.

  5. Oh My Goodness….I love all of them. Thanks for tutorial.

  6. Love this! Great idea and great tutorial.

  7. These are so very pretty but yet seem so simple to make. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Oohing and ahhing! Love the simplicity of this one, just that touch of sparkle.

  9. I love the glitter on this one too! Really cute.

  10. I love all the ornaments you’ve done they are all so fun!!!

  11. love it! πŸ™‚ I’ll forget all about it when I’m ready to think about Christmas! πŸ™‚

  12. This is just too cute! NOT to make it would be a sin…needless to say I love these ideas and will be making all off these this holiday season!

  13. sooooo very cute!!!!!

  14. Loving the recycled-ness of your projects!

  15. Oh, this is so pretty. I love them. Great tutorial. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  16. I immediately thought of my friend when I saw this ornament. She reviews books, and I think would just love some ornaments like this. I want to make some for myself too!

  17. I just cleared out a huge pile of books from my office. Great idea of what to do with them! I don’t think the world be worse off with one less not very good “crock pot” cook book, or other such thing.

  18. Just found you on the Tatertots and Jello link up and I love this Idea! So different and totally unique gift or treat for a friend! Gonna try this very soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Great tutorial and I’m loving the book page flower! I just did a post about how great books and book pages are. I will definitely be trying this idea out. Thanks for sharing!

  20. These are cute! I am featuring this at

  21. Saw you over on Jen’s page from Tatertots and Jello so wanted to check this flower out also πŸ™‚ So cute and I love it! Thanks for the tutorial on it too πŸ™‚

  22. those are so pretty. I think I may need to get myself a circle punch.

  23. Hi there, found tyou via Someday Crafts, am your newest follower πŸ™‚ Halloween is more my holiday than Christmas but your blog is such an inspiration, I might just start as soon as Halloween is over!

  24. I love this tutorial!!! It is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing it.

  25. These are beautiful!

  26. SUPER cute… I think this would be an adorable part of a teacher gift too!

  27. This is lovely; what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  28. These are beautiful. My niece just brought me some books back from France to use for my crafting so I’m off to make up a few. Thanks for sharing.

  29. These are so beautiful! I love that you used punches and the glitter just makes it perfect! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  30. I like our idea. It is very easy and extremely wonderful in the end. Great tutorial.

  31. aww, what an idea! Thanks for sharing!

  32. I LOVE this! I think I will do some on cardstock and rub a little ink from my ink pad on the edges with a pretty bling stone in the center and use on gifts!

  33. I am making these for a BUNCH of my friends! Thanks for the tut!!

  34. je vais essayer cela tout de suite…merci:o))))

  35. I love this book flower! so cute, and also reuses book pages! i am going to see if i can make some soft-bottomed ones to attach to clips to use as hair accessories! thanks πŸ™‚

  36. Thanks for sharing your creativity! I just love recycled paper!

  37. once again you inspire me! I love how you take paper and mould it and make it into something beautiful and cute!! Thanks Stephanie!

  38. Totally darling and so easy!

  39. This is a great tutorial! I’ve done a lot of searching on the big old internets to find well made tutorials with lots of pictures and good text—your site just went to the top of my list. Thanks for taking the time to do it right—so frustrating when they’re hastily put together. And your photos are fantastic. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for that.

  40. This is so cute; thanks for sharing!

  41. I featured these on my blog today! They are fabulous!

  42. Thanks for a great Christmas Decoration blog, found it very informative
    Christmas Decoration Ideas

  43. Really sweet design! I love it!

  44. I featured your flower on my blog today. I love it! I’ve never seen one like it. Here is my post:

  45. I was looking for no-cost embellishments for a reading journal I was making for a friend and love this. At the same time I happened to be cooking some beets and used the cooled red water to give a soft watercolour rose to some flowers. Tea stain could also be nice.

  46. I entered through a cyber rabbit hole, and have been wandering through your wonderland for many blissful hours. Thank you for so many creative ideas

  47. Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my “100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations”! Have a great day!

  48. Seriously, what do you have against books? Please, people, don’t destroy books. Give them to people less fortunate than yourselves who can’t afford to buy them or give them to your local public library’s friend’s friends organizations. This isn’t recycling, this is destruction of reading material that could be used by a million other people.

  49. I was inspired by this ornament and made book page flowers to adorn an invitation. I linked back to this post in my post. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  50. I have to admit…I’m kind of with Ruth on this one :/ But here’s a great alternative to abusing perfectly usable books…how about printing a page (perhaps of a story or text) from the internet and using that to make your pretty little flowers? (You could always go to Amazon books and print a few pages of your fav book). Seems fair enough to me…



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