[Small Chirp] One-hundred and seven pages later – decking the halls with books.


All that’s left of Great Expectations.

Star and curls

I love books, and this winter holiday season, I decided to grab a pair of scissors, a glue stick, and dig into a couple classics. I started with Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, because there’s something to be said about putting all those words to good, pretty use. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was doing at first, and here are the first few star-meets-flower-thing decorations I came up with. The large ones are made by rolling pages and gluing them to a paper plate base:


Some experimentation later, I was ready to try something bigger and badder. Here’s my favorite result of an evening of rolling and gluing. (By the way, if you don’t have a glue gun, go with a glue stick. Liquid glue takes way too long to dry.)

Bye-bye Great Expectations,  hello holiday decorations!

Page Flower

Aren’t ready to rip into a couple old copies of well-read classics? That’s okay. I first started by dipping my toes into heresy by doing pretty much the same thing with wrapping paper – or paper from old magazines or newspapers.

Blue Sunrise

Canaries, have you done any cool projects with paper crafts or old books? Link me!

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