Book Page Crafts Ornaments


As promised,  I’m sharing a Tutorial for the Book Page Crafts Ornaments that I created, and showed on my recent Holiday House Tour! These were fun and easy to make and quite inexpensive too.

Make Book Page Crafts


  1. Flat Glass Ball Ornaments (I got mine at Michaels Crafts)
  2. Mod Podge Matte
  3. Pages from an inexpensive book
  4. Foam Brush
  5. Glitter or Stickles
  6. Glue if you’re using glitter
  7. Natural History Butterfly Print

British Butterflies

Click HERE to Download the Printable

Step 1) Print out the Butterfly printable using the link above. (Or you can use the original sepia toned printable from HERE if you prefer.)

Make Book Page Ornaments

Step 2) Cut out the Butterflies that you want to use on your ornaments. You can do one big one like I did, or several small ones.

Book Page Ornaments DIY

Step 3) Tear the book pages into small pieces.

Book Page Ornaments Tutorial

Step 4) Apply the torn pages to the glass ornaments using the Mod Podge and the foam brush. (Hint: Remove the metal cap first!)

Homemade Crafts

Step 5) Continue working around the ornament until it’s totally covered with the paper and allow to dry.

DIY Ornament Tutorial

Step 6) Apply the Butterfly image that you cut out, using the Mod Podge and the foam brush.

Homemade Ornaments Tutorial

Step 7) Press firmly to the ornament and smooth out any wrinkles.

Make Book Page Ornaments

Step 8) Allow to dry.

Glitter and Glue ornaments

Step 9) Apply the glitter using Glue and a small brush, or you can use a product called “Stickles” which is glue and glitter together in a bottle, that has a small spout (easy!).

German Glass Glitter


DIY Book Page Glass Ornaments

Step 10) Replace the cap and add some glue and glitter to it, if desired. Allow to dry.

Book Page Christmas Ornaments

All you have to do next is hang it on your Christmas tree and enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this fun craft! This would be a fun one to do with the kids too, you could use the plastic balls in place of the glass ones to make it more child friendly!

Here are a few more Book Page Crafts that you might like as well:

Book Page Chargers

Book Page Napkin Rings

Book Page Pumpkins


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  1. What a cute and neat idea. I love seeing homemade ornaments like this. It brings back the special meaning of Christmas to me.

  2. These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie :)

  3. Very pretty! Thank you for the images and the tutorial!

  4. Patricia B says:

    I love this idea… I’m gonna try a few different modifications to make them my own. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love all of your graphics, thank you for sharing. Love ya’

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks Patricia! Yes, by all means make it your own! There are so many ways you could go with these, I thought about coloring the Butterflies in, or using already colored ones, and of course you don’t have to use Butterflies at all! I’m glad you are inspired! xoxo

  5. Very beautiful! Now, that my shop is on vacation, I will be able to create items for my home! So excited! Thanks, Karen!

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks Cynthia! That’s lovely that you are taking a little break and taking some time do some fun things for your home!!

  6. Helen Pelzer-Lane says:

    These will make a perfect addition to what we have been creating this past week. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas!

    • Karen Watson says:

      That’s great Helen! I’m glad the timing on this worked out for you. Merry Christmas to you too!

  7. Karen – Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Those are very cute ornaments and would make nice little gifts for friends. AND thanks for everything you do to keep this site up and running with all the new images.

  8. Great tutorial thank you.

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