The other day I was thinking, I need to make something out of paper, you know, old book pages. I have a book titled: "Little Lady Clare" written by Evelyn Everett-Green printed in 1888. Unfortunately it already had a few pages torn out of it and the spine of the book was falling apart. Otherwise I would have treasured it, I mean 122 years old, amazing. So, I decided to make this garland using some of the pages and some other craft supplies I already had.
I folded each page by hand, folds are about 1/2 inch wide,
I trimmed the ends with my heavy duty pinking shears.
Then folded the page in half, like a fan.
I then stapled the the folded pages in the middle.
I used double sided tape to form the fan shape that I needed, being very careful not to rip the fragile paper.
In my paper stash, I found a nice white craft paper that has shiny gold swirls on it, and cut out a triangle template. Using the template I cut out 15 triangles with my craft scissors.
I used the Victorian for a pretty edge.
In my craft paper stash, I had a couple of pages of lettering, in different styles.
I then glued the letters (this time using my glue gun- not a fan of glue guns) to each of the triangles.
Don't forget to clean up the glue gun strings.
The finished garland is a beautiful keepsake that can be used for years to come.
(Unfortunately it's too long to get a picture of the whole garland, but you get the idea).
A little here, a little there, all said, the whole thing took almost 3 hours to complete. I really love the outcome. It's so pretty.
So, what do you think, ready to tackle one for yourself?
I think I may just make a few more.
This particular one is for sale in my etsy shop.
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