Almost Free Craft: The Book Page Garland December 12, 2011 DIY, Home Decor, Paper, Tutorials 5 Comments 5178 Since fall has passed, I thought it was time to take down my paint chip garland. I loved it, but it was making me miss the leaves… So, I was on the hunt for a new garland to grace my B&B and turned to my stash of cheap “craft” books to make it happen. I used the same paper punch as I did with the paint chips, but I wanted a more 3D effect. I cut out 8 pieces to make each bead, then strung them on a doubled piece of thread. Folding each piece in half (careful if you’re using a non-symmetrical shape), I stacked them one at a time and hot glued the sides together. When you’ve glued all 8, open it up and glue the last two sides together to form a bead. If you’re careful and don’t use too much glue, this will leave you with a hole in the middle. String ’em up and secure the end beads to the thread with hot glue. I loved it so much, I actually hung it up in my new booth at the antique shop. It’s so neutral, I can use it year round if I want! How about you? Do you have any fun garland in your house? 5 Responses Kassi @ Truly Lovely December 13, 2011 It looks so dainty and pretty that way! 🙂 How’s your booth going?? Reply oceanbuilders February 2, 2013 This is what you call recycling! I love how you use old book pages as a garland! Reply A Literary-Themed Wedding | Weeklysauce June 6, 2013 […] Use pages of old books to create a vintagely charming garland. DIY instructions can be found here. And why just stop at garlands? Book pages are great for making flowers, confetti, name tags, and […] Reply Brides - A Fresh Way To Celebrate Your Big Day! » Taste of Temecula July 2, 2013 […] Use pages of old books to create a vintagely charming garland. DIY instructions can be found here. And why just stop at garlands? Book pages are great for making flowers, confetti, name tags, and […] Reply Book crafting: Page garland! | Katie: Librarian Lady September 11, 2013 […] the summer, I decided I wanted to make my first foray into book crafting. A book garland (inspired by this more complicated project) was perfect for my […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.