book print Christmas decor ideas

It’s no secret that I love using book pages to create unique, crafted pieces. This post is full of easy and creative book print Christmas decor ideas. I’m pulling this from the archives, and I still use all these pieces to this day.

Book print Christmas decor ideas

It’s not surprising I inject book print Christmas decor ideas into our home. The nostalgic, rustic vibes the old pages give off is everything.

book print Christmas trees

The latest tree creation is the one topped off with the glittery star, which is a simple craft using a foam tree as the base.

Christmas crafts

Pieces of ripped book pages are simply decoupaged all over the foam tree, overlapping to cover the entire base. You can achieve an antiqued or aged look, by simply inking the edges of the book page pieces.

Book print Christmas decor ideas

The tree gets a light dusting of glitter to give it a bit of sparkle right before the last layer of decoupage medium is fully dry.

book page christmas tree

The staggered square book print pieces book in the background is super easy to make. Simply cut square pieces of book pages in consecutive, alternating sizes. For example, 1-inch x 1-inch squares, 2-inch x 2-inch squares, 3-inch by 3-inch squares. The squares stacked at different angles on a wooden skewer from largest at the bottom to smallest at the top form the tree shape.

Book print Christmas decor ideas

Stick the wooden skewer in a foam block as a base at the bottom and attach your topper of choice. I chose a bullfrog clip from my craft stash as a topper to accentuate the book motif. Then the last tree is made from a cheap paperback novel by simply folding all the pages into a tree form, and adding an ornament as a tree topper.

book christmas tree

The book print Christmas tree trio is a favorite of mine. Of course, any handmade piece is going to capture the heart.

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book print Christmas ornaments

For some decoupage book print love, plastic ornaments are also a great foil.

book page christmas ornaments

Plastic ornaments can be found at most craft stores, and easily transformed using the same techniques. Simply apply decoupage medium, ink, glitter, and Viola!

Ribbon accents on the hangers add extra texture and detail plus the combination of round and tear drop shaped ornaments also adds interest. These book print ornaments make great bowl and glass cloche fillers.

This store bought Noel ornament from Hobby Lobby is the perfect compliment to all this book print Christmas decor.

Yes, I will admit I have a slight book print obsession, which goes hand in hand with my fascination with old books.

tips for book print crafts

  • Thrift stores and the Dollar Tree are good resources for books.
  • Ink pads, craft paint or dark furniture wax around the edge can be used to age, antique book pages.
  • For more techniques and tips on book page craft projects lean on Pinterest.
  • To pass the time as you’re creating all these book print Christmas decor ideas binge watch a show, listen to a podcast, crank your favorite tunes, etc. to make the time pass faster.
Christmas decor

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King

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  1. Tai East says:

    I absolutely love your creativity with this! ❤️ I’m naturally a creative heart and this definitely makes me want to try out some book print creations of my own.

    1. I’m so glad! I always hope to inspire others. You made my day! Thank you. XO- MJ

      1. Tai East says:

        You are most welcome! I’m definitely inspired! I’m hoping to set some time aside this weekend to give it a try! XO – Tai

  2. Cara says:

    I am in love with the fanned tree, it is a beauty. I have been wanting to try the square pages, I think you have inspired me to give it a try this afternoon. It’s the way I roll these days, fly by the seat of my pants! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us MaryJo!

    1. I’m so glad it inspired you. Please show me when you’re done. I would love to see it. XO- MJ

  3. annafromskylarkhouse says:

    MaryJo – I love your trio of book page trees. How did you get the tea stained appearance for some of the torn pages? I love how it gives the tree an antiqued look. I’m also inspired to try folding all the pages of a book to create the third tree.

    1. I’m so glad you liked them. I simply inked the edges of the paper using a stamp ink pad. It was a technique I learned during my scrapbooking altered art days. I also like the vintage look it gives. Happy holiday season friend. XO- MJ

  4. melanie33180 says:

    The trees are my favorite! I love old books too 🙂

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