Here's what I did with all those colored ornaments that I didn't want to use because they were red!
|My beautiful Christmas tree!!|
|What you need for this project is an old book, some string or twine, glue gun and some scissors|
I think I am done making ornaments for my tree this year, I can't believe I had the time to do this, normally I don't! But it was fun and I think I'm going to make sure I make the time next year as well! It was so relaxing to come down in my basement workshop and just chill and craft! These are two decoration ideas that I wanted to share with you today. I saw this one on some holiday decorating show and thought it was great and didn't cost me a dime to do. I decided I had enough bling on my Christmas tree so I needed a little of me on the tree! I mean, I am not a girly girl so all this glitter and glitz is a real stretch for me! I am going to tone it down a bit with more of an antique element using pages of a book from 1879. The book itself is falling apart but I didn't want to part with it, it has writing in it from years ago from students who used it. It's a 4th grade reading book and it's pages have beautifully yellowed.
|carefully tear out the pages and roll them up, add a dab of hot glue to keep the page from coming loose. I wanted these to be permanent ornaments.|
|Have your cut string ready|
|to wrap around and tie as tightly as you can without bending the paper.|
|I added a tiny bit of glue to the bottom so the paper wouldn't slide through.|
|I made more than this, I already hung some on the tree. Making these out of a music book would look awesome, you could take the pages of Christmas songs and hang them from your tree.|
|And here they are, I love how they look!|
|I simply painted them all cream|
|and sprinkled them with glitter glass! EASY!|
|I think I did good saving money on my ornaments this year and they look terrific!|