This holiday season I am noticing a trend- book pages! They are everywhere from Anthropologie to West Elm, it is obvious that everyone has discovered the versatility and beauty of text on a book page. I have been using recycled book pages for quite a while and can attest to the fact that they are a simple, affordable and a beautiful supply to use in art and craft projects.
I decided to put together some SUPER easy ideas to get started using book pages in your holiday crafting.
I like to encourage recycling- so look for old books that you don't want to keep.
Use pages with just text- no pictures.
Create a chain garland from strips of book pages.
Or cut out simple shapes and feed them through the sewing machine with a straight stitch to create a garland.
Create simple flowers by cutting out shapes.
Use hot glue and scrunch then together for dimension.
Layer until you have a full flower.
Glue down a button to the middle.
Again, cut out a simple shape (use decorative scissors for the edges).
Scrunch for dimension.
Create a simple envelope to wrap gift cards.
Layer a pretty piece of paper for the label.
Add a pretty flower to the back!
Use styrofoam, glass or cardboard shapes and forms
And cover with scraps of book pages.
Create simple gist tags by layering a few pages for stability.
Sew them together and layer a black piece of paper to the top.
Create different shapes and sizes.
Add a ribbon to the top.
Create wrapping paper!
Since book pages are not typically large, use hot glue and glue pages together to create a sheet of wrapping paper.
and top with a pretty bow.