I am a sucker for old Christmas storybooks.
Doesn’t matter if they are barely bound together anymore, I buy them.
They just have the best vintage-y Christmas colors and are so sweet.
Last year, I made a vintage storybook garland to go around my tree with some of the pages from books that were falling apart. I didn’t post about it because I didn’t think it was a big deal. Then, when I did my Christmas tour last year and shared photos on Facebook recently, so many people said they loved the garland.
And when the people talk, I listen.
For the most part.
So here it is.
I don’t have step-by-step photos, but you won’t need them – its pretty simple.
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DIY Christmas Tree Garland
Materials & Supplies Needed:
- Book pages (I used 18 pages and found mine at an antique store. I’m sure Goodwill has some too.)
- Bunting Template from this party banner
- X-Acto Knife
- Mod Podge or White Glue
- Small paintbrush
- String / Twine / Ribbon for hanging
Lay the bunting template over the book pages, trace it onto your page, then cut it out.
With a small paintbrush, apply Mod Podge just around the edges of your now bunted (for lack of better wordage), book page. After applying the Mod Podge, immediately shake on some glitter and let it dry.
After its dry, use your X-Acto knife to cut small slits into the upper edges of each page.
Run your string, twine, or ribbon through each page and hang it on your tree.
Like I said, I used a total of 18 pages for the garland, however I do cheat a bit and just string it back and forth on the front and sides – I didn’t have enough to go around the back of the tree.
Judge if you want – I don’t care.
Lots of our pages also feature Mickey and friends – the kid loves him.
Do you have a favorite garland or vintage storybook?
More kid-friendly holiday crafts and decorating ideas:
Elf Hat Tree Topper – super simple to make and a fun topper for kiddos!
7 Unusual but Meaningful Ornaments You Have Laying Around the House – break out the mementos for this one!
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