Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Champions!

Beauty and the Beast has passed the first round of editing! It is getting sent out to my editing friends this weekend, hopefully I will be able to keep ahead of schedule.

Now then. I am one of those people that LIVES for Christmas, and I see the day after Thanksgiving as the official opening day for the Christmas season. Because of that I’m busting out a topic I’ve wanted to cover before this but restrained myself: book ornaments!

A simple yet delightful design.

A simple yet delightful design.

The first ornament (see above image) is available on Etzy for $10, but I think anyone would be able to make it based off the image. Just cut up book pages, roll them in tubes, and stuff a glass ball ornament. I also saw several variations of this style featuring cut/rolled sheet music and comic books.  Sometimes instead of rolling the pages into tubes they were cut out into snow flake shapes, or they were cut in long horizontal strips and pressed to the sides of the ornament, or curled so they look more like pieces of ribbon. I trolled Pintrest to find this design, so if you’re really interested in making this just search for “Book Ornament” and you’ll have your pick of the litter.

Not certain I would choose those particular books for my Christmas tree, but it's a fantastic idea!

Not certain I would choose those particular books for my Christmas tree, but it’s a fantastic idea!

Next up we revisit my obsession for small books. Author Cheryl Rainfield made these little ornaments herself! (Click on the link for her tutorial.) I am loving this ornament–I MUST make one for A Christmas Carol! (What’s more appropriate for an ornament than a Christmas book?) In fair warning, I think the hardest part about this craft is getting a printer good enough to print out the images of the book. Those images are pretty small so a simplistic cover would be better than a detailed cover.

Book Ornament 3

I think my favorite is the bird, but all these elegant designs would suit any reader.

And finally, we have the origami-inspired ornaments. The four pictured here were made by Rachael at Lovely Crafty. (See the link to visit her blog.) She doesn’t have a tutorial for the ornaments in the actual post, but she talks about how she made them in the comments section.

That’s all for today, Champions. I will update you on Monday with Beauty and the Beast’s progress. Until then, have a lovely weekend!

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