Book Page and Glitter Snowflake Ornament

Hello Friends!

This week I am participating in a Fun Ornament Series…

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In keeping with my Book Page projects this week…

Book Page Snowflake ornament I Onekriegerchick

I know…an ornament?!  It’s not even Thanksgiving!  But if you want to have a whole bunch of these darling snowflakes on your tree by Christmas (which you do) then you’d better start making them now.

 

I love snowflakes.  I love that each one is unique.  No two are alike, yet each is perfectly beautiful.

 

These ornaments are the same.  No two will turn out exactly the same, but each will be darling.

 

Here’s how it came together…

 

What you’ll need:

  • book pages
  • fine glitter
  • star shapes
  • adhesive (I used a glue stick and hot glue gun)

Let’s get started…

First, I cut 33- 1/2 inch strips of book page.  Then I cut down those strips into 24- 4 inch strips and 9- 5 1/2 inch strips. snowflake strips of book page paper

Then, I took two of the 5 1/2 inch strips and glued them together using a glue stick.  This is just to reinforce the piece used to hang the snowflake.  Using the remaining long strips and eight shorter strips, I glued each piece together as seen in steps 1-4 below creating eight two layered pieces.

How to make a Book Page Snowflake Ornament I Onekriegerchick

 

Next, I glued each of the remaining pieces as seen in step 5, then glued them into a heart shape or pair as seen in step 6.

Steps in book page ornament

Time to prep the stars.  I cut my stars out on my Cricut.  Large stars are 2 1/4 and small stars are 1 inch.  Then I sprayed each star with spray adhesive and sprinkled ultra fine bronze glitter on each one.

I love glitter, especially at the holidays!

While the glitter dried and set, I created a couple mini paper pinwheels.  Simply accordion fold a strip of book page and glue the ends to each other.  Then, press down to create the pinwheel effect.

When glitter is dry, adhere all strips of paper in the pattern shown in step 9 onto a large glittered star.  Basically, 1 long, 2 short strips repeated.

Making a book page ormament

Add another large star to the top.  I used hot glue to seal this one.  Then adhere the pinwheel and a smaller glittered star to both sides.

Snowflake Book Page Ornament I Onekriegerchick

And it fits right into my Fall decor…for now!

Fall bench display I Onekeriegerchick

Fall bench I Onekriegerchick

Be sure to head over to the other blogs participating in the Ornament Series…Leave a comment or two and start getting inspired for Christmas!

 

Looking for other Christmas Ideas…Head over to my Christmas Project Gallery

 

Happy Day!

Ariean

Sharing with…Made to be a Momma, The Turquoise Home, The Weekly Creative, Tatertots & Jello, VMG206

Comments

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    says

    That’s lovely. That would be such a cute idea for gifts – use pages from people’s favorite books so it’s unique to each person. Such a cute idea. So glad I found you on diy Sunday Showcase, can’t wait to look into your blog more. Hope you connect back at curvesandacamera.com

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