Book Page Ornaments
This is a project tutorial that I did several years ago. It’s still one of my favorites, so I thought I would dust it off and bring it back into the light of day here on my blog! I love the simplicity of Book Page Ornaments. I love the soft texture of the paper and the black and white text is so neutral that you could put pretty much anything on top of it and it would go. I used some beautiful black and white Butterflies or Moths, but you could use a color Butterfly image or any other motif that you like. You can customize it to match your Christmas decor! For me, the silvery glitter added enough pizzazz that I just kept it simple.
This is a Tutorial for the Book Page Crafts Ornaments that I created, and showed on my Holiday House Tour! These were fun and easy to make and quite inexpensive too.
Supplies for Book Page Ornaments:
- Flat Glass Ball Ornaments
- Mod Podge Matte
- Pages from an inexpensive book
- Foam Brush
- Glitter or Stickles
- Glue if you’re using glitter
- Natural History Butterfly Print
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.)
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.
Step 3) Tear the book pages into small pieces.
Step 4) Apply the torn pages to the glass ornaments using the Mod Podge and the foam brush. (Hint: Remove the metal cap first!)
Step 5) Continue working around the ornament until it’s totally covered with the paper and allow to dry.
Step 6) Apply the Butterfly image that you cut out, using the Mod Podge and the foam brush.
Step 7) Press firmly to the ornament and smooth out any wrinkles.
Step 8) Allow to dry completely.
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!).
Step 10) Replace the cap and add some glue and glitter to it, if desired. Allow to dry.
All you have to do next is hang it on your Christmas tree and enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this fun Book Page Ornaments 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:
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