Google+ House Revivals: Honeycomb Ornaments from Vintage Book Pages

Friday, December 9, 2011

Honeycomb Ornaments from Vintage Book Pages

Yippee!  I'm finally back on my own computer, so I can share with you the new ornaments I've been working on. I shared in an earlier post that this new design is inspired by a pumpkin, vintage paper ornaments, and some plastic Martha Stewart ornaments sold at Home Depot.


I loved all the darling pumpkins made from fanned out books that were showing up in bloggy world last month.  They were just way too cute.  I also adore vintage Christmas ornaments, and have always drawn lots of inspiration from them.  These honeycomb ornaments from Marie's Etsy shop are really sweet.


When I saw a Martha Stewart plastic honeycomb ornament while walking through Home Depot the other day, the idea formed to try making my own -- from vintage book paper, of course!


These ornaments look great just hanging from a bit of fishing line, but you can get a little fancier and make a glittered wire hanger if you'd like.


Make these little darlings in lots of pretty shapes!


This post is just a teaser -- the full tutorial will be up in a couple of days.  If you're not already a follower, be sure to hit "follow" in my sidebar, so you're sure not to miss it.  Be back soon!

Here is the link to the tutorial for the honeycomb ornaments: Click Here

To see other projects made from vintage book pages, go here, or here.



12 comments:

  1. Amanda, I adore these and can't wait for your tutorial.

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  2. THese look fab....can't wait for the tutorial. A friend and I made some woven snowflakes.....see here http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2011/12/paper-christmas.html.....thanks for that tutorial too!

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  3. Hello Amanda, your vintage book ornaments are fabulous! I love the different shapes and the really sweet touches of tinsel on the top.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  4. Hi Amanda, I really like your ornaments, they look like they are quite difficult to make but worth the effort. Very pretty. Linda

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  5. Lovely! I'm going to check out your others!
    Kathy

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  6. I love your honeycomb ornaments! They are so delicate looking! Can't wait to see how you did it...

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  7. I am drooling here...just discovered your lovely blog and can't wait to learn how to make these pretties! Thanks for sharing how to do it...you may have already shared this tidbit, but where do you find your books for these projects! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  8. Mary Beth, I buy all of my vintage books at thrift stores. I don't take apart valuable books, and am also careful not to use terribly fragile paper.

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