I love vintage items and one of my favorite vintage things is paper goods. Whether it be sheet music, maps, or old books. I grew up reading the Golden Books and have fond memories of the stories. I scored some Christmas themed Golden Books and decided they needed to be turned into a festive decoration.
Vintage Book Christmas Tree:
I happened to have some paper mache cones on hand and I’ve been trying to stash bust as much as possible. Win win. I choose the classic “The Night Before Christmas” for my paper mache Christmas trees. Pay no attention to these little wood finials, I ended up not using them.
I went through the book and tore the book pages into pieces. Then I used some matte Mod Podge to attach the pieces to the paper mache cones. I started from the bottom of the cones and placing them on randomly, worked my way to the top.
I didn’t end up putting anything on the top of the cones. They are pretty busy the way they are and have lots of personality, so I didn’t want to over do it. I’m still kind of wondering if they don’t need just something a little more? What do you think?
All of the old artwork is so bright, beautiful, and festive. Not only do these Vintage Book Christmas Trees make great decorations but they really do bring out some nostalgia!!!
I was able to capture specific quotes and sayings in the book on the trees. I mean who doesn’t know the ole “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night”??? It’s classic!!!
I love how my trees turned out and I’m making a couple sets to bring to my upcoming holiday show. I hope they make everyone feel as nostalgic as me!
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