Thursday, December 06, 2012

Christmas Tree And Angel Books

These are so easy to make and are perfect
for decorating your home during the Christmas season.
I didn't have any books that I wanted to use for this project
so I went to my local Thrifty store and bought two books for .50 cents.


You Will Need:
hard-cover books
metal star
wood ball
wire
Christmas card stock
scissors
glue stick
hot glue

A book that is taller works well for the tree
and the angel works best with a book of equal dimensions.


 Start at the middle of the book
and begin folding the top corner down.
Make sure your folds are going in the same direction.


 Once all your pages are folded,
you can glue on some Christmas card stock
to the front and back of the book for a nice finished look.
Then glue down the first and last folded page
to the front and back of the book.
This will help hold your book open.


Add a metal star to the top of the Christmas tree book.



Wrap the wire around the wood ball and create a halo.
Hot glue the ball onto the top of the angel book.
I also added some pearl embellishments to the edges to give a soft look.



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35 comments:

budgeteer said...

I'm visiting YOU now my sweet friend. I am in awe of your amazing creativity x

I didn't realise that I was a 'no reply' blogger so have just amended that. Thanks for the reminder above

Sylvia said...

Thanks Stephanie for sharing, this does look easy and they are very pretty!

Leovi said...

Wonderful Christmas compositions, I like that nice idea. Greetings.

Erica said...

Stephanie- Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! I love the crafty things you feature on your blog and want to personally invite you to my Pinterest Tuesday Link up party. It started this week and will happen every Tuesday.
Erica
We Three Crabs
http:/ericabarker.com

Lauren Davenport said...

What a cute idea for recycling old books. You clever girl!

Marci Smith said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this.

I really like the look of your Christmas blog. It makes me want a big cup of hot chocolate. :)
xoxo

Claire Davis said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to do this. You have such great ideas.

Bev said...

hi. i'm following the almost friday blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

thanks
new follower bev

Debbie said...

I love this! Reminds me of when my grandmother (your great-grandmother) and I would make Christmas trees out of old Readers Digest magazines and then paint them gold. That would have been some 40 years ago.

Beautiful job!

Blessings to you!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Found your site from the Grow Your Blog hop. I am now following you. I was happy to see the instructions on making a book a tree. I was wondering how to do that! Thanks.
Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

Merlesworld said...

That is very different I quite like it.
Merle....

Sara Blevins said...

This looks great and easy!! My daughter tried to a few times.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

You are so creative. I would have never thought to do that. Lovely. Have a great weekend.

Vanessa

Nicole Buckingham said...

oh they are both so very sweet.

Aloha,
I'm stopping by from An Ephesians 5:33 Wife to say "hi" and to invite you to join for An Aloha Affair, a sweet gathering and growing together of creative souls. You are always welcome. Always.

xo,
Nicole
localsugarhawaii.com

An Ordinary Housewife said...

This is a neat idea. You are so gifted in the area of crafting. :)

Meeha Meeha said...

Sweet little trees, I love the way you chose to emphasize the inner cover!

blesid thrifter said...

These are simply gorgeous!!! I've never seen these before... and now I am super excited to make my own! Thanks for the great post. Have a blessed day! jules

SarahJane Miller said...

This is such an adorable idea!! Thanks for linking up with us, I am following you back my dear! :)

sjdmiller.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

What a cute and simple (and easy to store!) idea for a Christmas decoration! Thank so much for sharing this with us :-)

Bernardo Velasco said...

hola, interesante lo que publicas en tu blog hermosas manualidades felicidades saludos..

Carolyn Robbins said...

I cannot tell you how many of these book decorations we made when I was a child! Thanks for the memories.

Cristina Garay said...

So cute and easy to make, I love them! I like that you dress up the cover too!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

You are so creative!! I would have never thought of this!! They turned out beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! I always love seeing what you've been up to!! Hugs!!!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This is so cute and a great tutorial.
Debi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Another wonderful project, Stephanie! You just keep them coming. All the crafters out there are loving your blog, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing with us.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Kathy Moody said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the great tutorial, too! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! :)

Kathy

Doni said...

How adorable! I can see doing this with a whole bunch of children and letting them make their own! Great idea, and thanks so much for sharing it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Blessings,
Doni

Shannon Barefoot said...

This is an adorable idea! Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative :)
Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Jessica White said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'll be trying soon!
Jessica @ A Humble Creation

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That is beautiful!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those are so pretty!

Hannah White said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for linking up to Eco-Kids Tuesday!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great idea!

Margo said...

Featuring these pretty "books" today, thanks for sharing!
http://www.joyfulhomemaking.com/2012/12/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-10.html

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This is so cute. I love the way the book pages could make a tree. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above
Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
Linda @ With A Blast

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