My Book Page Garland

by Meegan on November 15, 2012

Hello!!  One week until Thanksgiving!!  Are you ready??  There is still time to make and add this cute and easy garland and add it to your mantel, shelves, or buffet table.  It’s so easy and fun!!


Okay, so here we go:

For this garland I used 50 pages from a book I bought from the thrift store for 75 cents.  SCORE!!

I folded each page into a fan, making the page into quarters or fourths.  (It only takes 3 folds to make the page into quarters)  I found the middle of the page and using a hole punch made a hole.

I used about 2 yards of twine and threaded my “fans” through each hole.  Easy!!

You can see that each page opens up, just like a fan.  You could make it tighter with more pages or use less.  Whatever you like best.  That’s the best part-you can make it your own.

Isn’t she pretty??  You could also use scrapbook paper for a colored garland as birthday decorations.  Cute idea???  I love it!!

OR you could even add colored coffee filters, like I did for our son’s wedding!

So which one are you going to make??  You could even keep it up through Christmas-which I think I am going to do.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Make it a wonderful Thursday!!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

GlamorousMommy November 15, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It looks great! I love using book pages so I will DEF. have to try this :)



Meegan November 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Thanks Fotini!! I have fun with book pages too. I am so glad you like this!! Let me know what you make!!


Dana {Crafted Niche} November 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM

How cute! AND EASY! I’ll definitely be making some of this for Christmas. I wish I had the patience to make enough to create garland for a Christmas tree! That’d be gorgeous!

I wonder if you could string wire and then form it into a circle for a wreath?


Meegan November 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I LOVE the wreath idea!! Let me know what you come up with-I would love to see it!!
Have a wonderful day!


laura@Top This Top That November 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

the tablescape for your son’s wedding is stunning. Love all of the colors. What a great little idea. I always feel quilty ripping books especially since I scold my kids when they do! :)


Meegan November 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Thanks SO much Laura!! I understand about the book pages. I feel like I am bringing them new life and telling a new story :)
Have a great weekend!


Meg @ Nutmeg Place November 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Super cute! I think I may steal this and make one this weekend!



Meegan November 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Oh wow-I hope you do Meg!! Let me know how it turns out.


Sherry November 16, 2012 at 1:21 AM

That is really pretty. I’ll have to give it a try.


Meegan November 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Thanks SO much Sherry. I can’t wait to see yours :)


Karen November 16, 2012 at 4:39 AM

What a great idea! It looks just great!


Meegan November 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

You are too sweet. Thanks for stopping by-come back soon!!


Tanya November 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM

This is sooooo cute!! I just finished a little book page wreath, they are so much fun to craft with.

xoxo, Tanya


Meegan November 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I would have to agree with you completely Tanya!! Thanks for stopping by!! Come back often!!


Athena at Minerva's Garden November 21, 2012 at 7:16 AM

What a pretty idea to use the book pages in this way–love it!


Wendy November 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

This is so pretty! I love book page crafts! I am going to have to make this!!!


Meegan November 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Thanks SO much Wendy. I have been a little obsessed with book pages lately. I can’t wait to see yours :)


Kim~madeinaday November 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I am featuring your garland tomorrow! Thanks for linking up!


Meegan November 22, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Thanks very much Kim!! I am SO honored to be featured on your cute and creative blog!! Happy Thanksgiving!!


debra November 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM

it is so pretty! I love your quilt on the chair as well! :)


Meegan November 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thanks Debra!! The quilt actually dates back to the mid-1800s. It was my husband’s great grandma’s quilt. I love it!! I hope you come back again very soon.


Becca August 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Love this! I’ve been looking for a way to use some of the vintage books I’ve purchased. This is great. I featured you on my Friday’s Five Features. Stop by and feel free to link up other projects!


Meegan August 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Aw, Thanks SO much Becca! I am honored! Looking forward to it :)


Paula@SweetPea October 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM

This is so cute! I never would have thought to make a garland with book pages. Thanks so much for sharing with this week’s Throwback Thursday party.


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