[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! Continue reading