Wow, can you believe how time has flown by since last year? Thanksgiving is upon us as I am writing this, and that means it is officially the holiday season. While I got an early start on DIY Christmas crafts this year, there are so many more exciting handcrafted holiday projects I want to tackle before the year is up!
For my latest project, I turned an old paperback book into a Christmas angel. I know—it sounds pretty crazy, right? How can you turn a book into an angel? Well, it is surprisingly easy, and I just know you are going to love the results as much as I do. In this video tutorial, I am going to walk you through it step-by-step.
How did I come up with the idea of turning a book into an angel? Well, my oldest daughter left a lot of stuff from childhood behind when she went off to college. Recently she told me I could go ahead and thrift her old books and that she’d taken all the ones she wanted with her.
I was getting the books together to do just that when I stumbled across one I remembered her reading a lot when she was young. I knew she didn’t want it anymore, but it had sentimental value to me.
My first thought was just to stick it in storage in the attic, but I try not to let things just gather dust. So I got to wondering if there were some way that it could be repurposed into something else.
My daughter called me to make travel arrangements to come home from school for the holidays, and that was when it clicked. She loves angels, so I decided to see if there were a way to turn her old book into one as a Christmas gift. It took a lot of trial and error, but I eventually came up with a way to do it. That is what I am going to share with you now.
Below, you can find the materials, tools, and instructions for this project. I highly recommend that you watch the video and read along so you can understand every step. Let’s get started!
Looking for rustic DIY Christmas project ideas? In my latest exclusive video, I teach you how you can create a Christmas angel to watch over you this holiday season out of the pages of an old book. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and the results are breathtaking. Check it out! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
How to Turn an Old Book Into a Beautiful Christmas Angel
Looking for rustic DIY Christmas project ideas? In my latest exclusive video, I teach you how you can create a Christmas angel to watch over you this holiday season out of the pages of an old book. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and the results are breathtaking. Check it out!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You now have a stunning Christmas angel crafted out of an old book! Who would have thought it was possible to transform an ordinary book into something so beautiful?
This Christmas angel craft will look amazing wherever you decide to set it. Let it watch over you and your loved ones throughout the holidays.
When the holiday season is at its end, you probably will pack your angel away with your other handcrafted Christmas decorations. If that is the case, make sure that you are extra-careful. Your angel is fragile, and can easily be damaged if the pages of the book get bent or torn.
The other option is simply to leave your angel on display year-round. Yes, it may sound a bit odd to have a Christmas decoration out all year, but angels aren’t just for the holidays.
I hope that you enjoyed making this holiday angel. Be sure to check out some other crafts with old books on our site as well as other easy holiday projects.
MARY BETH MABE
My mom is 93 and is constantly reading a variety of 4 books which are dogearedd and lost pages from her over 5+ years with dementia. I may rescue these ad make angels for my siblings. Great idea thanks.
We used to make Christmas trees doing the same folds. That was back in the 70's.