I love to incorporate paper crafts into decorating! They are cheap, easy, fun, and provide instant gratification. When I was creating my recent Thanksgiving pool noodle wreath, I had originally planned on making book page feathers to accentuate the wreath but ended up liking the look of the paper leaves better. But these ended up looking so cute, I thought I’d pass the idea along in case you wanted to steal it!
What you’ll need:
- Book pages
- Pipe cleaners
- Glue gun
Step 1: Tear out a page from a book and fold in half. (Defensive disclaimer: Don’t freak out that I’m using fine literature for this craft. Hubs and I took the same course in college and we have two of these books on our shelf. If you feel the need to scream book murderer, go ahead and do so now .)
Step 2: Cut out a featherish like shape. Just go for it here. If you don’t like the look of your feather once opened, fold it back in half and trim it accordingly.
Step 3: Hold your scissors at a deep angle and “cut in” the feathers. Cut the feathers in the same direction using the smallest distance possible between cuts for a more realistic look.
Step 4: Using strips of book pages, wrap your pipe cleaner and secure where needed with hot glue.
Step 5: Run a bead of hot glue along the seam of your feather and secure your pipe cleaner to the center. Voila! You’re done!
I think these would look so cute as a book page wreath! I had made up a bunch so I placed a few on my mantel.
I also used them in our table setting at dinner just for fun.
You could steal this idea for Thanksgiving and have a unique, festive, and FREE place card for each guest!
Let me know if you try it!