Thursday, December 2, 2010

christmas crafternoons: book paper flower arrangement & gift tags

ok, are you sick of book paper yet? NO! me either. plus, i still have 1/4 of a book left to use. poor unread novel.

let us begin crafting! ok, so this is a little flower arrangement centerpiece. here's what you need:
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now there are basically not a lot of instructions...just cut paper into some circle-ish shapes and layer them one on top of the other. then either glue the layers together or put a brad in the middle of them. i did put glitter on the edges of some of mine to give them some sparkle powers.

then hot glue the flowers or leaves you make onto the branches you found in your yard. and put them in a vase, or a pitcher, or whatever you have laying around.
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another thought for using more of that torn up novel you have, is making gift tags with the paper.
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or maybe just napkin holders?
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i still have a few more book paper crafts to show you guys. if you can believe that. but they are super simple and won't take much time at all. come to the crafting darkside with me...

OH, and if you are making any of these book paper crafts, email me the pictures and i will do a post with all ya'll's cute stuff sometime soon. jaminato @gmail.com
*make sure to include your blog address as well so i can link you up.

16 comments:

  1. have you ever tried origami? I have been playing around with it because I have tons of paper...no book paper to spare though. Maybe someday we can go to the market and I'll buy a spanish novel to copy you with. hopefully there won't be too many cuss words on my christmas ornaments ;)

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  2. I love the gift tag idea. I'll admit that I'm not much of a crafter, but I bet I could pull that one off!

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  3. okay, if you didn't want to read those books i loaned you you could have just given them back to me.
    geesh.
    love,
    jenn

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  4. gah you're so creative! i need some of your creative juices. Love all the ideas youve been giving. keep em coming. I especially love the gift tag and the napkin holder. too cute!

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  5. kat, i can't do anything tedious or detailed with lots of instructions. i am confused easily. think of me as a 90 year old in a nursing home. haha. but really.

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  6. jami - i am so. in. love. with all your book paper crafts. perfect. easy. cheap. mine kind of craft. i want to do them all (when i have a spare 5 minutes - ha!). love it.

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  7. Rofl I can see it. I can even imagine you cussing while trying it. I have to stick to the kid ones.

    you should know I open your blog when grooveshark isn't working so I can listen to your music. it's my backup

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  8. Obviously I am still trying to find a book to cut up, but really enjoying your ideas.
    I did try out sparkle MP. It had white glitter so it gives a hint of sparkle. Wouldn't have worked on the pine cones, but still, it's pretty.

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  9. You are craftacular. I adore the recycled paper gift tags!

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  10. so fun! love the name tags.

    ps: i need a baby update.

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  11. too cute! love the idea of using them as napkin holders. did you use stamps or did you draw the snowflake and write the name yourself? either way, it looks adorable!

    have a blessed weekend! :)

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  12. i stamped it all. my handwriting can be ok...but i'm not super neat. stamps make things look "finished" and seriously take 5 seconds on nametags!

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  13. just thought you should know that your holiday craft ideas are so fun! i've made my own version of each one of them and i'm loving your ideas! keep them coming!!!

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  14. Oh my, that is adorable! I must try it!

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  15. oo yes, instant friends! I LOVE this!

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