Cedar Lodge Book Page Box Ornaments
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Cedar Lodge Book Page Box 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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 Mod Podge® Matte, small

Mod Podge® Matte

 

Material List

  • Old Book Pages
  • Paper Mache Box with Lid, 3"
  • Mod Podge®
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Jute
  • Acrylic Paint – Brown
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Celebrate It® Jute Ribbon – Green or Red
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Tear pages from an old book.

Step 2 On old book pages trace each and every side of lid and box including the bottom of box. You should have a total of ten traced pieces.

Step 3 Cut out traced pieces.

Step 4 Working with the lid separately, coat the outside with Mod Podge®.

Step 5 Apply the cut pieces to the corresponding sides of the lid. Coat again with Mod Podge®. Let dry.

Step 6 Repeat Step 5, using the bottom of the box.

Step 7 Brush on and wipe off the entire box (both lid and bottom) with very diluted brown acrylic paint. This will create an aged look. Let dry.

Step 8 Using the jute ribbon, wrap the box with the lid on it as you would a present. Start and end the wrap on the top center of the lid. Glue in place with a glue gun.

Step 9 Cut eight strips of approximately 2"-2½" strips from the jute ribbon.

Step 10 Make a loop from each strip. Glue ends of each together. (Eight total loops.)

Step 11 Glue each loop to the top center of the box, circling around, forming what looks like a tied bow.

Step 12 Cut a 1½" strip of jute ribbon. Curl it into a circle. Glue to secure. Glue onto the center of the eight loops on the top of the box. Finish by tying a hanging loop from jute.
 

Tips

Cut off margins of the old book pages to avoid blank spots when covering the box.