more book-page crafts and decor
Sloane and I got together on Sunday afternoons for several weeks before Marissa’s bridal shower to make crafts. It was a fun reason to get together for sister-bonding time.
We wrapped wine bottles with pages from a large Currier and Ives picture book that I found at Sweet Salvage a couple of years ago. A heart punch was used on the book-pages that were used for the inside of small canning jars.
The same punches were used to make book-page heart confetti.
The bottles were topped off with large burlap bows.
While the jars were trimmed with twine. The wine bottles held miniature pink and white roses and the jars were lit up with battery-operated votives. They were then scattered around the buffet, lunch table, bar and dessert credenza.
We rolled and wrapped white cloth napkins with torn book-pages, tied with bakers-twine and embellished with tiny “congratulations” flags.
One of the few details that slipped through the cracks that busy morning was making sure that Marissa’s place-setting received the napkin that said “A King and His Queen.” It makes me wonder if the guest who had that napkin noticed and thought anything about it.
A few weeks after Valentine’s Day, I was in Micheal’s (I spend a lot of time at Micheal’s and Hobby Lobby!) and found these simple berry baskets on clearance. I scooped them up without an idea in mind about what I would do with them. Once Sloane and I decided on the “Milk & Cookies” dessert idea … they found their purpose. We lined the inside with book-pages and decorated the outside with our heart confetti.
We used stencils, book-pages and a couple of burlap flag-banners from Hobby Lobby to make these.
It took some time to come up with just how to fit “The Future Mrs. Sandell” on a banner with only twelve flags!
Of course, not only book-pages but also books themselves played a large part in the decor.
We took the dust-covers off of interesting looking books, tied them with twine and added a little bling. There were 8 or 10 of these book stacks scattered around.
Smaller books were highlighted in cloches.
It took some searching at Goodwill to find cool looking books small enough to work.
Then there were these gorgeous beauties that Julie worked on for weeks! LOVE!
I found the library book plates and the French Dewey Decimal classification cards on Etsy.com.
The day after we decided on the Literary theme, I was at Hobby Lobby, picking out these letters and numbers.
Every free minute for days-on-end was spent using book-pages and Mod Podge to make these.
They were to be the focal point of the lunch table.
I honestly thought I could whip them out in a few hours…
I was wrong! Although it doesn’t take any skill to cover 9 letters and numbers in paper, it does take a very long time and a lot of patience!
For the large book-page flowers, you only need a paper plate, glue sticks, flower petal shaped book-pages and sewing patterns or tissue paper.
They come together in a matter of minutes and make a large impact!
Come back tomorrow to see my absolute favorite book-decor project plus a my complete fail at another.