Simple Fix to Make Your ‘New’ Decor Books ‘Old & Antiqued’

Decorating with books is obviously 'no new thing' as they have been made ever so popular by many of the home catalogs we adore. I love using them to simply add height to smaller items in vignettes and displays - plus they serve as good fillers too.{photo credit ~ Pottery Barn} We have seen them in Continue reading

                  

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings.Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book Continue reading

                  
Recycled Book Page Sphere Ornament {No.11}

Recycled Book Page Sphere Ornament {No.11}

Materials Needed:CardstockBook Pages or Scrapbooking PaperRibbonEmbellishments {glitter & bell}Begin by cutting a circle template from a piece of card stock. {I simply traced around a 2 1/2 inch diameter jar lid} Using the template, cut out 8 circles from a sheet of cardstock and 8 circles from Continue reading

                  
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 LidBook Pages or Scrapbooking PaperRibbonYour 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; Continue reading

                  
Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament {No.2}

Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament {No.2}

Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament{Ornament Number Two}Materials Needed:Book Pages or Scrapbook PaperSmall StickTwine or RibbonYour Choice of Embellishments {Tim Holtz Ink/Glitter}Begin by printing out the bird template found {here}. I did not make a template for the wing; however it is a pretty easy Continue reading

                  
Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament {No.1}

Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament {No.1}

Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament{Ornament Number One}Materials Needed:Card StockBook Pages or Scrapbooking PaperRibbonYour Choice of EmbellishmentsLaying a sheet of cardstock horizontal, cut two 2 inch strips and fold each strip 'accordion' style.From recycled book pages {or scrapbooking paper} cut Continue reading

                  

Show Your Jars Some Love ~ Book Page Heart Fillers

I promised myself I would use every single page of this paperback book {I'm only on page 53 if you're wondering} so here you go. More book page cuties. I know everyone has empty jars, lanterns, hurricanes, etc. to fill now that the Holidays are over so why not get a jump start for February. {think ♥ Continue reading

                  

A Little Birdie Once Told Me…Never Waste Pages of a Paperback Book

Still finding ways to recycle the pages of this 50 cent thrift store paperback. I couldn't resist a little birdie project! I started by printing out this template. I did not make a template for the wing as I just made it up as I cut out - pretty simple shape though! Once I had my templates I tore Continue reading

                  

Rolled Flower Gift Toppers

Here is a quick and easy way to add a little charm to your gift packages. I know a lot of bloggers have extra book pages from all the fabulous paper projects floating around. Here is a way to use some of those scraps so that nothing goes to waste! You can also make these with scrapbook paper, Continue reading

                  

Recycle a Magazine into a Whimsical Christmas Tree

This is probably my *most favorite* project thus far for the holiday season! I thought these magazine/book trees were something new; however, they have been around for ages. I love the whimsical vintage look they have...they make my heart pitter patter! I made this particular one for my son's Continue reading