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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.