So, it's spring and we all are planting and wishing for warm nice days.....but, I'm still running to my sewing room preparing for next Christmas!
This month I'm making ornaments out of book pages, vintage buttons, and vintage crepe paper. I went off to make a wreath out of book pages; have you seen those on the web? But, then thought I would like them better altered a bit, miniaturized, and on my tree.
I used an old hymnal. Plain text would be fine, but I thought the music would add a nice touch for Christmas.
I used a small dowel rod to help me roll the pages a bit tight. Secured the end with a glue stick and slid it off the dowel. Then I cut my little roll into three pieces (at an angle) for the petals for my ornaments.
I glued each piece to a piece of paperboard (cut up cereal box), then added a string to hang it, and another piece of old book page to cover it all up. I may change how I add the string. This placement of the string makes the ornament want to tip a bit forward. I used my sewing machine to baste along a strip of crepe paper so it was easy to gather it up to make the little rosette.
For this one, I made my little paper rolls into the shape of a tree. I used a needle and thread to string them together and hold them tight while I added a little glue between each one. A button and vintage glitter finished it off.
I'd love to have you join me with your Christmas "Junk"le Bells project in April by linking up with Mr. Linky below. Again, I'll leave it open for the week to give you some time.
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