Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Harry Potter book quote ornaments

I'm usually on the fence about book art; I love the look, but the thought of destroying books makes me slightly anxious. However, recently Scott and I were weeding our book collection and we discovered his old copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Teenage Scott was obviously pretty hard on his books, because it was falling apart. Like, literally; the back cover was gone, the binding was shot, and pages were coming out. (Don't worry - mine is still in perfect condition! ~____^)

This was apparently all the encouragement I needed to start destroying it more - and creating some new ornaments out of the leftovers!

These are honestly so easy to make. All you have to do is cut up the book pages into thin strips (I cut out single lines of text), push them into clear ornaments (I got mine from the craft store, and the tops come off!), and add some glitter ^____^

I still don't have my big tree up (!!!) so I did a little photo shoot with my baby tree.

I really like how they turned out! I chose lines that I thought were interesting, or funny, or just mentioned favourite characters (Fred! ; ______ ;) so it's fun to look at the ornaments and try to read the little sentences.

To all those who celebrate around this time of year, I hope you have a merry, joyous, and/or happy one! To everyone else, I hope you still get a day or two off work! ~____^

- Lisa xx


Alecia said...

I think it's a great idea! I generally HATE book art, but I think its a good use of the book if its in terrible, unusable condition. It's better than it ending up in the bin or landfill (that idea makes me very sad). You've done an awesome job :)

Kat said...

These are so fantastic!! :) We've been wanting to make more Harry Potter projects.

Lisa said...

Thanks Alecia - I know exactly what you mean! I couldn't possibly do this to a book that was still in good condition; it was hard enough to cut into a book that was already falling apart! But I am glad I didn't have to throw it away just yet ^____^

Thanks Kat! I'd love to see your take on Harry Potter projects; your tutorials are always so amazing!