Handmade for the Holidays: Decorations from Deconstructed Books
November 26, 2012
I no longer do a lot of decorating for the holidays. I try to keep things simple and choose just a few ways to make the holiday season special and memorable. This year I’m making some decorations from deconstructed books.
My first project was this wreath made from the pages of a discarded book. First I rolled several pages into cones, and then I stapled them onto a wire wreath form. I started with three cones in a row, and then overlapped the next three cones, and so on, around the form.
Each of these standing trees was formerly a paperback book. I didn’t use a pattern, just began cutting with a scissors — starting with the horizontal cuts — and then trimmed and folded each page to get the desired shapes. I hope to end up with a small forest on our fireplace mantle.
I’ve written about other holiday papercraft projects over the years. If you’d like to see more, check out these links to past posts:
- Comfort and Joy garland
- Star garland
- Folded star book
- Paper star ornament
- Snowflake garland
- Paper snowballs