These are miniature book ornaments from my childhood. I’ve always loved them.
They are complete with miniature text, pictures, and sheet music.
These little books inspired me to make up my own ornaments using some of my family’s favorite titles.
I’ve bought most of my books at used book stores, not only to save money, but because I often find prettier covers!
Here’s my copy of Louisa May Alcott’s classic ‘Little Women’…
I made copies of the front and back covers at 35%.
I overlapped them at the spine and glued them together.
Then I took some large parchment paper (found with the calligraphy stuff in the craft store)…
…and cut some strips slightly less wide than the cover.
I traced the miniature cover onto cardboard and cut it out,and scored the spine in the middle, using the cover as a guide. Then I glued the copy of the cover onto the cardboard.
Then I just fan folded the parchment strips and hot glued them into the spine of the book.
Some extra details included distressing the edges of the book with Tim Holz distress tool.
Rubbing the edges in ‘Old Paper’ Distress Ink…
Attaching a grommet at the top of the back cover…
Making a hanger out of gold thread…
Adding glittery accents with Stickles…
And finally, adding a ribbon at the top.
I picked two other titles, one for each of my girls. Giving someone a miniature book of their favorite title would be a sweet gift. Or how about using a little book as a tag on a gift of the actual book itself?
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
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