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Dare I say that this book page garland swag turned out beautifully.
Transitioning my home decor from holiday to winter I wanted it to be light, soft and pretty. At this time of year with our freezing temps I tend to be indoors more. Therefore, I really put thought into what I would be looking at the most. A big focal point is the living room fireplace and mantel. Mantel decor is always changed out with the seasons, but I wanted to create something new and different. This book page garland swag is definitely soft, pretty and a conversation piece.
It all started with a yard sale book
I won’t bore you with showing you the same old book that I use for all of my book page projects. LOL Suffice it to say that this book has served me very well! I have used this vintage book to make the Magnolia Wreath, Mini Book Page Wreath, Spring Book Page Art, and Oversized Gift Wrap Name Cutouts. There are a lot more. Just search our website for “book page”.
The pages are 12 ½” long. Using the full length of the page, I created a rough design shape and then cut it out to use as a pattern piece.
- Several pages can be cut at one time.
- Typically four (4) sheets were used.
- Lightly fold lengthwise in half. You do not want a heavy crease.
- Wrap the pattern piece at the crease at the fold and mark with a pencil.
- Cut on the pencil line.
- Cut 46 leaves for a 5 foot mantel. Keep in mind you may need more or less leaves for your mantel, shelf or ledge depending on the size.
It is so much easier to cut the leaves in batches.
Using a hot glue gun, carefully add one dot of glue and begin layering the leaves in a flowing pattern.
This flows so beautifully down the sides of the mantel.
Now, I’m not trying to be mysterious, but I am in a group tour on Thursday sharing my full Winter Mantel. You can see the book page garland mantel in its entirety then. What do you think so far?
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