Monday, November 21, 2011

Keepsake Christmas Ornament

Books and book pages are everywhere in decorating. I wrote a post showing 10 different ways to use both in your home. After seeing all the empty glass ball ornaments at Michael's, I decided to make a few ornaments using book pages.

Here's how:

Find an old paperback, tear out some pages, and cut them into strips. I used an old devotional, and cut out the bible verses.

Stuff the strips into the glass ornament and used the eraser end of a pencil to move them around.

When the ornament is full, give it a few shakes to settle the paper strips. Replace the top and tie on a ribbon.

You can use any old book you have. I thought about using sheet music for a small tree on a piano. (Sadly, we don't have either a piano or sheet music, because there are no musicians in the family.)

How about using a wedding invitation and  ribbon to match the wedding colors? Or a graduation invitation, and making a bow using school colors? Both of these would make great keepsake ornaments.

You could fill an ornament with favorite sayings or lines from a poem. Both of these were Hubby's ideas. You used to write poetry when we were dating. So corny romantic!

So many possibilities. Have fun!

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  1. What a lovely idea for all of us that love words.


  2. And I'm so glad your a follower Sweetie! Thank for entering my Cheer giveaway. I have another giveway posted to go live tomorrow. Hope you'll come by and enter that one too. This ornament is so sweet.

    And how am I ever gonna lose weight with you posting all these scrumptious goodies. Neils lots a ton of weight (mostly worry) and I've gained a ton. Can I blame it on you for making me hungry? ha-

    OX's...Tracy :)

  3. I love the paper stuffed Christmas Ornaments. I like this idea, but with a Christmas List cut up and stuffed inside. Then each year you create a new one and write the year and name. :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is such a brilliant idea. I know some specific recipients of mine who would love these! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  5. Hi, Sallie--What a cute post! What a neat gift idea this would be!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Great ornament! So simple and easy to change for each person or style! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great idea! I would love to have you link up to my Handmade Christmas Link PArty!

  8. These look so cute! You gave me an idea, i've been looking for idea on how to re-do my ordinary store bought baubles. :D Mine will involve decoupage though... :)


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