Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easy Book Page Garland

Happy Easter!  I hope you are all well and happy on this beautiful day!  My honey and I will be enjoying our Easter feast alone this year.  We will miss our family, but we also know its for the best at this time in our world! E V E R Y O N E has to do their part or this thing will continue on and never end! #stayhome

I have something fun and easy (as usual) for you to make.  As you can see, I'm showing you this garland with my Easter decor, but you can use this book page garland all year long. I'm going to!
On to the fun stuff!  We all love fun stuff don't we?  I certainly do!  By the way, this is Hazel (sleeping) and Zel, they are two of my sweet babies.  This old window is fun to decorate for all the occasions and one thing I try and incorporate is a garland.  I had this one there for the longest time but it was time for a change.

Side note, this sofa cover is amazing and you can find it right here!  It's amazingly soft and I want one in all the colors now!

Also, How to Make a Vintage Hanging Planter - Seen on either side of the old window.

Pillow covers are from Three Little Mommas - find them HERE.
This garland is large and full and makes a bold statement.  I cant wait to have a mantle to decorate again some day (we're renting here with no fireplace) so I can make a really long one to hang up for a grand focal point!
You will need just a few things for your garland.  Keep in mind that the size of your book pages will create a large or small end result. The number of pages will depend on how long you want your garland to be.

Old Book Pages - mine are 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and out of an old law book
Scissors
Hole Punch
Jute Twine
STEP 1: Tear out a stack of pages
STEP 2: Cut your pages in half
Now you should have a pretty nice stack of halfed pages to work with.  I like to leave on the rough edges because I like the look, feel free to cut those off if it bothers you.
STEP 3: Fold your half page slightly wonky like you see here.
I use the assembly line method, so I stack up a bunch before I go on to the next step.
STEP 4: Punch a hole in the center (ish) of your folded book page.
STEP 5: Slightly crumple each page.  This creates the fullness of your garland.
STEP 6: Cut your jute twine to the length (leaving enough for hanging loops on each end) to fit where you'll be hanging it and add the book pages onto the twine. I'm a weirdo, so I placed all of my book pages in the same direction (small folded piece up) but there is no certain way to string them on the twine, just get them on there the best way you can.
Keep adding book pages until you reach the desired length to fit your space.
Lastly, hang, fluff and enjoy!  You can find my book page wreath you see above right here.

If you loved this idea and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up just for all things crafty called I love IT and all kinds of other fun stuff and, I'm pinning something new every day. Won't you join me?

GREAT NEWS!  I now have an Amazon Storefront!  If you ever want to purchase anything I'm showing you here, you can pop over to my shop and see what I've picked out for you! Click right here to visit. You can find this bedspread in the "For Our Home" section.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!


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16 comments:

  1. Cute! I like your creativity. Happy Easter.

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    1. Hi there! Thank you so much! Happy Easter to you too! :)

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  2. Hi DeeDee,
    Think this is my first time to visit you....
    What a cute and clever project. It adds lots of texture and interest to your wall, and I would think pretty much a no $$ project which is always great. Looks lovely with all your neutrals and Love your bunnies too.
    Blessings - Hope you had a nice Easter.
    Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind compliment! Yes, I actually had everything I needed to create it, so it was FREE for me, and also, very easy! :)

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  3. What a beautiful garland!! And I love those pillow coverings. The bunny is too cute!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much sweet friend! Have a happy rest of your week! :)

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  4. My Gosh! What a wonderful idea! Have to try this! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Maya! Thank you so much and I hope you do try it and enjoy it as much as I did making mine! Happy weekend! :)

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  5. This is so cute. Great tutorial. Pinned!

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Thanks so much for all you do sweet lady! :)

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  7. I honestly love anything made with book pages and this project can be used all year through... what a bonus!
    Thank you for sharing your project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week DeeDee. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Hello Kerryanne! Me too and you're right! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment and the feature, how exciting! :)

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  8. Be sure to visit the You're The Star Blog Hop I picked this post as the feature!
    Kippi at Home

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    1. Hi Kippi! Oh my goodness, thank you so much sweet friend, I really appreciate that! :)

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