Cedar Lodge Book Page Pine Cone Ornaments
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Cedar Lodge Book Page Pine Cone Ornaments

Attention all book lovers! Check out this creative way to use old book pages and add to your holiday decorations at the same time!

Designed by Tamara Comer.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 White STYROFOAM™ Balls, small

White STYROFOAM™ Balls

 

Material List

  • Old Book Pages
  • Styrofoam® Ball, 3" – Egg Shape
  • Recollections® Cardstock, 12"x12" – Neutral (2)
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Craft Punch – 1" Circle
  • Jute
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Acrylic Paint – Brown
  • Paintbrush
  • Celebrate It® Jute Ribbon – Red
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Tear pages from an old book. Cut off the blank margins.

Step 2 Spray two sheets of cardstock with adhesive.

Step 3 Punch circles from book page covered cardstock with 1" Craft Punch. You will need quite a few to cover each styrofoam.

Step 4 Cover the cardstock with the book pages. Press down as you apply. Cut off any overhang.

Step 5 Starting at the pointed end of the Styrofoam® ball, put a spot of glue on the tip. Place a curled circle here. (This is the bottom of the ornament.)

Step 6 Glue and layer circles around the first curled circle. (Curl the circles).

Step 7 Continue layering circles one row at a time. Overlap them as you continue around the ball. As you go up, curl the circles less.

Step 8 When the ornament is almost covered, make a loop from the jute. Center and glue the loop to the top of the ball. This is your hanging loop.

Step 9 Finish covering the ornament with the circles.

Step 10 Antique the ornament by brushing on and wiping off very diluted brown paint. Let dry.

Step 11 Glue and wrap as you go the very top 2"-3" of the ornament with jute.

Step 12 Finish by tying a bow using the red jute ribbon at the bottom of the hanging loop.

Tips

Coat Styrofoam® ball with gesso and let dry before hot gluing elements.