Good morning everyone!
Have y’all seen the holiday merchandise going up in the stores yet? I sure have!
Can you believe how time is flying?
You may be saying it’s too early to be thinking about the winter holidays, because you haven’t even bought a pumpkin yet….but in order to get a head start on some holiday ideas for this year, I spent some time this weekend with my super crafty friend Lauren.
Lauren creates amazing things, like these vintage paper eggs she handmade last spring.
When I asked her about doing some craft projects with me, she mentioned that she wanted to make a snowman out of old book pages, and I jumped at the chance!
These are the supplies she showed up with. Old books she bought for $2.00 each and some random items for assecories.
Here is how they were turned into a paper snowman….
Getting started, choose a book to use.
Lauren liked this one from 1933 for the color of the page edges. They were already dark, so she wouldn’t have to tea stain them for an antique look.
Second step, carefully remove the book from the binding.
Third step, by free hand, she traced an outline of the snowman’s profile on the top book page.
Forth step, using an exacto knife, she cut out a few pages at a time, keeping them stacked, while working her way through the whole book.
Once the cutting out is complete (about an hour) you have the beginnings of your snowman.
Finally, he will be fanned out half way to create his front, and then asseccories of your choice are added with a glue gun.
For our guy, a top hat was made from a piece of cardboard packing material, & painted black with craft paint (genius)
Twigs from the yard were used for his arms, a scarf was made from a piece of twine and a tiny wreath got some faux berries glued to it.
Seriously adorable and so festive. He would look so good under a cloche.
FYI, you can find some of Lauren’s decor ideas at;
You can also a look at my Pinterest Holiday board for more great ideas from amazing pinners!