Blogmas Day 23 – DIY Decorations: Bookish Baubles!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another day of Blogmas 2018 and today we have some fun festive, bookish content, this time with decorations! I love decorating for Christmas so here’s a suggestion for bookworms who love this activity too. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“š

Tree decorations can start to get expensive nowadays so here a way to make one that, not only can you personalise, but isn’t pricey and can be altered.

IMG-3900Materials:

  • Clear baubles
  • Old paper
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glitter (optional)

Method 1:

  1. Start by cutting up the paper into strips.
  2. Curl the strips of paper with the scissors by skimming one blade along the underside of the paper.
  3. Repeat this process enough times to fill the bauble.
  4. Put the paper into the bauble and sprinkle in the glitter.
  5. Attach the two sides of the bauble together and add to your tree!


Method 2:

  1. Attach the bauble together.
  2. Cut the paper into strips.
  3. Put the PVA glue into a container and begin to paper mache the bauble with the paper strips.
  4. Paint a layer of glue in between each layer of paper and add a layer on top when you’re happy with it.
  5. Sprinkle on the glitter when the glue is still wet.
  6. Leave to dry.
  7. Add to the tree!


Tips:

  • You can use any paper that you like! Find pages of your favourite books or passages that mean a lot to you.
  • If you’re not one for ripping up your books, you can always purchase packs of old paper on Etsy.
  • Use ribbon that matches your tree to keep within the colour scheme.

What did you think of this idea? Do you have any ideas for bookish decorations? Iโ€™d love to know! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Thank you for checking out my Blogmas 2018 posts and I canโ€™t wait to share the rest with you! Check back tomorrow for more festive fun 

Iโ€™d also just like to point out that I donโ€™t want to cause any offence to those who donโ€™t celebrate Christmas, these posts are just a bit of fun to go along with my own personal celebrations.

You can always find me over on Instagram and Twitter if you fancy a book (or Christmas) chat! ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŽ„

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