Our Book Page DIY series starts today with an easy one; a book page garland. These little garlands took me less than ten minutes and I think they make a cute addition to the fall mantle in my family room next door.
You will need:
- old book or paper
- hole punch or scissors
- needle and thread or sewing machine
- 10 to 20 minutes
If you are using an old book, start by tearing out several pages. I used two different books, one with white pages and the other with cream pages. You could also use construction paper, scrapbook paper, newspaper; anything you want.
Use a shape punch or cut out your shapes with scissors. I then used a scalloped circle hole punch that I already had. This would also be cute if you cut out your own shapes. Hearts for valentines day, leaves for fall, stars for Christmas; you are only limited by your own creativity.
With all your shapes cut out, use a sewing machine or hand sew your shapes together into a long string. You can use any color thread. I used white thread to keep my garland monochromatic but you can use any color you like. If you are using a sewing machine, slowly feed your shapes through leaving a 1/4″ to 1/2″ space between each one. Also make sure you leave some thread on each end so you can hang your garland.
Hang your garland!
Below are some other great bookpage garlands to inspire you.