Every page of your book is transformed into a festive holiday. It might surprise you just how many types of crafts you can create. Basically, book cover design is one of the books most important assets and can have an enormous impact on sales so you need to get it right. Book christmas tree reuse recyle books diy youtube. Can work as a table display, in lieu of an xmas card plenty of space on the inside cover for a message, or, if you are of the humbug school, your entire xmas decoration ensemble thi. Fold the edges of the book cover in to make the edges look more finished. Using a pencil, roll your book page from one corner to the next to make a tube. What an incredible piece of art can you create by just folding the pages of an old, unused book. All you need is a little mod podge and a little love. Learn how to make these lovely book page ornaments by upcycling your old books. If you make the christmas book decorations, you dont even need to take apart the book youre using. Christmas diy book covers and free printables the honeycomb. Vintage photo does the heavy lifting by creating a dark and moody border tea dye creates a delicate tint that ages the paper 92 years in seconds finally, a hint of soft, harmonious color will complete the look.
See more ideas about school book covers, notebook covers and diy school supplies. Aug 29, 2019 christmas cards are one of the hallmarks of the holiday season pun intended. Draw a triangle by tracing around the cover and sketching a straight line across the open front. Id just seen a book page wreath on the shabby creek cottage so when i found this old book in my donate pile, i knew i could make my own book page wreath. Old books are very easy to come by at thrift stores and garage sales, and they make the perfect base for creating scrapbooks and journals. You may replace the burlap ribbon with a colorful satin ribbon if you desire. You can use the book as is, and just add your own photos, journaling and embellishments to the pages, or you can simply use just the cover, adding your own archival pages with scrapbooking paper and cardstock. This tutorial shows you how to re cover books and make a laminated pocket perfect for holding pencils or even bookmark. The first thing youll need to make the beautiful christmas tree is a book, obviously. Or you can just leave the face blank as i did with my diy book clock. The easiest way to do this is by brewing some tea and letting it cool. Diy book covers free book design templates and tutorials. Christmas cards feature lovely images that evoke holiday spirit and warmth. There are more places than your christmas tree to place your book page ornaments.
People are using their favorite books to make christmas. Make your book cover appear aged by adding a few stains and giving it an aged tint. Im not trying to say im unique here seems lots of people with blogs are making decorations with book pages. Dont toss old books when you decide to get a kindle or a nook, you can make fun crafts from them, to give as gifts or to decorate your home. Take an old book, cut out small hearts and arrang them on a background of white scrapbook paper, then frame. Diy vintage book notebooks my so called crafty life. How to make junk journal out of an old book part 1 step by step diy tutorial for beginners.
If you have a bunch of old novels or textbooks collecting dust in your home, have a look at this video. Snippets of old favorites, new novels, childrens stories, and classics are included, along with. Cover the entire piece of butcher paper with packing tape to create a. How to turn a boring old book into a stash box grist. Its still one of my favorites, so i thought i would dust it off and bring it back into the light of day here on my blog. Faux leather book cover tissue paper technique duration. Diy folded book christmas tree with gold foil star dreams. If you like, add numbers to the clock with paint, stickers or found objects. How to turn an old book into a beautiful christmas angel. Dont toss old books when you decide to get a kindle or a nook, you can make fun crafts. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. These trees also make fantastic gifts for friends, relatives and coworkers. How to make new books look old get yourself some paperback books that arent literary masterpieces and not worth saving. In my latest exclusive video, i teach you how you can create a christmas angel to watch over you this holiday season out of the pages of an old book.
In it, you will learn how to make a gorgeous christmas tree decoration using old books, glue and sparkles. Vintage book covers download free vectors, clipart. More unique and untraditional ways of decoration here. Derek murphys cover design secrets should be mandatory reading for any writer who is on the verge of publishing.
A books cover is your notsosecret weapon when it comes to sales and the readers very first impression of a book. We cherrypicked 68 brilliant covers to give you some book cover ideas. Using the paper as a guide, cut a piece of leather thats 2 inches shorter than the kraft paper image 2. Start folding the pages by turning the right hand top corner of the page down to the spine of the book, as far as it will go, until you have a nice sharp fold at the top of the spine where the page is attached. Whether you want to cover expensive school textbooks or even just books in your personal collection, knowing how to make an old fashioned book cover comes in handy. Imagine all the crafts you could make using this diy fabric. This is one of our favorite diy picture frame tutorials because its made from an old book. Easy and beautiful diy projects made with old books 2017. The addition of buttons and snowflakes makes it appear even more splendid. Here is an awesome idea for using the book covers of old books. Book covers like these work for both hardcover and softcover books, and can be made from any kind of paper you have that is big enough.
The combination of old book pages, some simple decorative artificial roses, and this gorgeous wreath became reality. Measure books cover and cut a piece of kraft paper thats 4 inches longer than the cover image 1. This christmas, people are building diy trees using everything from wine bottles to tree branches to cookie tins, but our inner bookworms are obsessed with these trees made out of stacks of novels watch the following video below to get the stepbystep instructions for. It sticks to just about anything, dries to a matte finish and is super easy to distress.
If you want a wall decoration that also stores christmas cards, try making the altered book card holder. Aug 03, 2014 diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer august 3, 2014 august 23, 2014 gunnvor karita i like the pages of old books, and enjoy working with them a lot, but what i really love is the hardcovers. If youre looking to inspire a great back cover, read this post thats all about the books back. Wrap both covers and any loose pages with plastic wrap or a plastic bag to protect them from any stray glue. Nov 22, 2018 looking for rustic diy christmas project ideas. Nov 24, 2012 3 easy christmas room decor diy s 2nd day of christmas. See more ideas about book crafts, crafts, old book crafts. Jan 15, 2018 close the book cover and finish assembling the clock movement, according to the manufacturers directions. Nov 14, 2019 so i put together a complete diy in this blog post. On a purely functional level, a jacket is there to protect the book, but i also like to. If you have not seen some the the super creative ideas people are making with old book pages, you have to check these out. Nov 27, 2018 hang your diy book page ornament on your tree or wrap it up in a pretty box as a cheerful gift.
However, with so many of them being sent to you by your friends and family members, you may be wondering what youre going to do with them. Pillow cover i used a gurli cover from ikea which measures 20. How to make trees or christmas trees out of paperback books. Place the closed book on the folded paper, 2 inches away from the right side. Nov 29, 2017 sometimes the simplest ideas are my favorite, as is the case with these diy christmas book covers. How to diy book page christmas tree hallmark channel. Its a great craft for kids, all you need is some old books, a bit of white glue, and you can add a bit of glitter, and some paper scraps or buttons,or beads for the center decoration. Spruce up your office space with this easy diy project made from recycling old book pages. I got this idea a few years back when i was in a shop at peddlers village, pa. Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a recycled book notebook in under 60 minutes by papercrafting. First, follow steps which tell you how to choose and cut the paper for the book jacket. Use an old book cover and add christmas cards youve received. The nicest ipad or kindle case can be made from an old leather bound book, the challenge is to find the right size, we found ours in a second hand book shop.
Book crafts to upcycle your old reads find your next diy. These oil pastels are creamy, deeply pigmented and a joy to blend just add a few slapdash swipes of color. Here at the paper outpost together using a repurposed book cover lets. Add 12 to each side and cut out to create a template for the purses side insets. I remember doing these in 4th grade with readers digest. Wrapping paper book cover wrapping paper makes a great material to cover books with. Or, as famed designer paul sahre once put it in an interview with penguin random house. I have a little annual tradition of making christmas ornaments for everyone from yellowed book pages. Optional slide an extra piece of paper under the book cover. Leaving 1 inch of uncovered paper on each side makes it easier to tape the finished leather cover to the books inside flaps. Make an ipad or kindle case from an old book and sugru. Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide.
Instead of moving to step 4, which is printing the book title, simple cover your book with the no printed title paper. A fun list for books with christmas scenes or themes on the cover. See more ideas about book crafts, old books and crafts. Looking for something to do with all of those old books you have. The stand up book angel and the christmas tree altered book are both great ways to make use of book pages and their covers. Diy fabric covered books all those cute fabric covered books and journals can get. Sep, 2018 i love to always have a book with me, i love to decorate with books, and i love to wear clothes and jewelry inspired by books. To get the best fit, we brought our kindle and ipad with us, this way we just held each tablet up to the book to find the best fit, simple. Burlap covered book diy cover old books with nubby textural burlap to use in your decor. More than just listing the dos and donts of effective covers, read. Dec 17, 2019 diy folded book christmas tree with gold foil star. Why not reuse your old books and turn them into beautiful christmas trees. These oil pastels are creamy, deeply pigmented and a joy to.
Adorable paper xmas star, diy door wreaths made of rolled book pages, vintage book page garlands and many more upcycled book page christmas ornaments will make your holiday unforgettable. Diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer wings of. Here is a nice idea to upcycle your old books then make some vintage ornaments for christmas. Check out these fun diy vintage upcycled notebooks. See more ideas about christmas decorations, christmas crafts and christmas diy. Hang your diy book page ornament on your tree or wrap it up in a pretty box as a cheerful gift.
For deep color and stain, dip the fabric or leather into the tea and let it soak for a few minutes. This is a project tutorial that i did several years ago. Not pictured because the tape reflects funny off of the camera lens. They had stacked books with a phrase going across several of them. Jan 08, 2009 stand the book, cover open at a 45 degree angle, on a sheet of paper. How to make a small christmas tree decoration from old books.
If you dont have a trip to france planned in the near future to find books are from the 1800s, its pretty simple to create the look with this little diy. Christmas covers 88 books meet your next favorite book. Iphone dock from old books atthepinkofperfection 5. How to make junk journal out of an old book part 1 step. If you want another great option for valentines day, then you can make this simple paper heart garland, this glittery hearts wreath, or this nosew fabric valentine wreath. Sure, theyll look great up on your mantel, but we think a diy christmas card holder is a practicaland gorgeousway to. I cut the pages in half since i was using a smaller wreath base. What you need to make a snowflake pom pom christmas pillow. Rustic book stack uncovered books mixed media vintage ephemera shabby chic decoration diy wedding. Today, though, i thought i would share this easy diy book page ornament tutorial with you that i actually made and gave away to my book club members last year. I love to always have a book with me, i love to decorate with books, and i love to wear clothes and jewelry inspired by books. How about displaying your diy ornaments in a bread bowl or other decorative vessel on your dining or entry way. This tree is great for the holidays and is so unique, you are sure to impress your guests.
You can use an old or a new book, it doesnt really matter. Childrens teaching learning decorative old books illustrated front covers decor display prop. Today there are some wonderful pom pom craft ideas by some of my favorite bloggers at the bottom of my blog. Choosing a fake christmas tree over the real deal is no longer a faux pasnow its a way to show off your crafty side. Sometimes the simplest ideas are my favorite, as is the case with these diy christmas book covers. Im thinking of using this paper method for christmas art in the classroom. Remove the book and fold the paper down neatly along these creased lines, keeping folds smooth and even. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. If youre looking to upcycle old books or show your love of all things reading, these 30 diy crafts with.2 391 907 991 1243 239 1199 848 626 1182 1488 1260 1062 643 393 838 933 1249 230 814 844 606 386 1452 417 1008 648 544 1171 1509 512 269 393 807 1124 1228 1117 705 1221 168 1451 14 860 1237