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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9 comments:

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

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Cheers,
    Christi

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

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

    http://cupofdelight.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-party-delightfully-handmade.html

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  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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