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Vintage book page Christmas ornaments are so pretty.
Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
Fortunately I was partnered with Samantha of Little Bits of Home. I say fortunately because A.) You should see what she created for me. I am still speechless – you need to check it out! Absolutely gorgeous! B.) Samantha is just adorable. Jenn and I have done some blog hops with her before and she is just super creative.
Samantha’s Christmas decor is beautiful silvers, mercury glass and reds. She tends to lean towards sentimental ornaments which tug at my heartstrings too. Here’s her beautiful Christmas tour from last year.Let me tell you, I felt a bit stressed out making an ornament for someone else LOL. Hopefully, Samantha liked it!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
Is it bad to say I started with a project fail from last year? These oversized ornaments never saw the light of day. They were perfect for this book page Christmas ornament because they were completely covered up. I recreated the tutorial below using a smaller ornament .
- Vintage book pages cut into various sizes
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Plate or receptacle to hold Mod Podge
- Wooden skewer – for drying purposes
- Egg carton or styrofoam – for drying purposes
- Gather your materials together.
- Cut vintage book pages into various sizes. I found that squares and rectangles worked best. Carefully remove the top hanger end of the ornament, but save it for later.
- I discovered it was easier to use my hands instead of the sponge brush.
- Dip the book page into the Mod Podge…
- …front and back.
- Apply it the ornament. Begin at the very rim of the ornament and work your way down.
- Keep applying strips of paper.
- All of the way around the ornament. The Mod Podge starts to become tacky as it dries. Dip your fingers into water to keep the glue wet and easy to work with.
- Keep working the air bubbles out of the paper so that the edges are flat. Stick the skewer in the open end of the ornament – turn it upside down and stick it into an egg carton or piece of styrofoam for drying. It should be completely dry in two hours.
After this you can add any ribbon, glitter, etc. of your choosing. Remember to reattach and glue your ornament hanger.
Samantha’s beautiful Christmas decor is filled with lovely shades of red. I found this pretty ribbon at HomeGoods and thought that it would be perfect for the ornament. The snowflakes are so intricate and delicate. The center stars pop out which allowed me to embellish the top of the ornament holder.
At about this point, I was wanting to keep this one LOL.
Ribbon from the Hearth and Hand collection was added for the hanger.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Now be prepared for tons of Christmas ornament inspiration.
Thank you so much Samantha for my gorgeous ornaments! I will treasure them always!
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