Friday, November 11, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

I honestly don't even want to know how many more days till Christmas. 

Not because it's not my favorite holiday, it is, but it's just coming WAY too fast.

The snow we got last night (a mi-nute amount) that actually stuck to the ground was a rude awakening.  The kids, however, were THRILLED

Tomorrow is our church's Christmas Bazaar.  It happens every year (I think we're going on 12 now) and this year I'm once again co-chair, which means next year I'll be the top banana.  Or maybe it's monkey!

A couple weeks ago, I showed you one set of ornaments that I made for the donated table.  (Crafts that are made by church members and DONATED, which means, the church gets the money once they are sold...unlike the other vendors who buy spaces and then get their own profits.)

It was just glass ball ornaments I purchased at Wal-Mart, glittered the top of, and stuffed with cut pages from a book I keep exclusively for art projects/crafts.
I had promised the committee I would bring in more ornaments, seeing as how the other night when we set-up at church, the amount on the donated table was VERY LOW....

Last night I got to work, but I wanted to do something I thought would be less time consuming than watching the glitter dry...I don't know if I succeeded or not.

My inspiration was an ornament I had posted about on Wed. that I found on Pinterest.com with no source.

I just added my own spin on it.

First, I cut my pages out of an old book, and got some twine, (sorry the pictures are all dark...I had low lighting in the craft area last night)

and then cut out some of my favorite patterned scrapbook paper with a punch.

I even cut some old playing cards with the punch.  If you're doing this craft, the pages were cut 1/2 inch wide, and I also used some gems and smaller circles to go in the middle.

So, first you take your strips of pages (length is up to you, based on how BIG you want your ornament to be.  Mine were about 12" long) and fold them in half and staple at the bottom.
Next, hot glue all the stapled "curlies" together until you have a circle.  I also then added my twine loop (to hang) between two of the curlies.  Each ornament takes about 12 curlies.
I only made 6 ornaments.  They took longer than I thought.  They are very cute, though, and I plan on making some for my own tree.



You can make these as original as you are!  Whatever you put in the middle of the ornament is up to you.  You could even glitter a piece and stick it on.  All the middles were just hot glued right to the book page center.  It's hanging on the tree, so you won't see the back, and it doesn't look bad if you do.

Maybe we should start a series...50 things to do with book pages!  (not a bad idea...)

Anyway, hope the snow stays away a little longer.  Happy weekend everyone!

6 comments:

  1. cute, cute...the first one you finished that looks bigger, is my fave. However, all of them are pretty! Have a good weekend! Hugs

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  2. I love those, but I think I'm making your other ornaments as teacher gifts for the people I work with. They are my favorites.

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  3. Cute and so creative! The committee is lucky to have you. Your post about the kids arguing made me smile. I can remember you not being my favorite person for awhile. I'm sure they'll work it out in the end. :)

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  4. Hey another idea for my book pages! Love it! I've seen a few variations of this but I like that you used a stapler and how you did your centers... I want to make some ornaments for my dining room tree out of book pages and these are IT!

    ~Chris

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  5. I know what you mean about the donated table being low on crafts...it's getting that way at ours. I do plan on making some things for next years (I always say that, but next year I MEAN it!)

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