Valentine's Day DIY Paper Crafts: Book Page Craft Ideas
Do you enjoy making your own gifts for holidays? Are you looking for something creative to craft out of recycled materials for family and friends this Valentine's Day? Book page crafts are a great option for any occasion, and Valentine's Day is no exception. With options ranging from wreaths to banners to bookmarks to greeting cards, there is something for everyone. Whether you are creating an elaborate, romantic gift for a significant other or you and your children are putting together some simple items for your kid's friends, you can find something that fits the bill. Happy crafting and happy Valentine's Day!
What can you make out of recycled book pages for Valentine's Day?
Just a Few Ideas
Banners / Garlands
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There are a myriad of fabulous wreath tutorials out there these days for every holiday and occasion imaginable with lots of options for old book pages. It is not hard to customize existing wreath patterns and ideas for Valentine's Day if you cannot find exactly what you want. Don't be afraid to switch things up depending on what you have on hand as well. For example, if you already have a wire wreath base and you've found a tutorial with a Styrofoam base, see if you can make it work. A heart shaped outline and a filled heart shape are both popular options for Valentine's Day wreaths. Add some red to the book pages, age them, or leave them in their original form.
Old Book Pages Wreath Decoration
Banners / Garlands
You can keep the banner or garland simple with hearts on each pendant. Cut out heart shapes from the book pages or add hearts made out of scrapbook paper, fabric, glitter, etc. to larger book page pendants. Keep it simple with a single color or have fun mixing up the colors and patterns. You can also spell out words with one letter on each pendant. Many people keep it easy with pre-cut scrapbooking letters or Cricut (or a similar machine) letters. Popular words and phrases include "be mine", "love", "Valentine", "Valentine's Day", and "I love you." Don't feel limited to these options.
Most of the book page tree tutorials out there are for Christmas, but there is no reason why you can't customize this concept for Valentine's Day. Many book page trees are simple, versatile decoration pieces that work well for any holiday. Of course there is nothing wrong with adding a little Valentine's Day embellishment. I've included links for a couple plain tree tutorials that are versatile and/or easily customizable. There are more readily available on Pinterest as well if you can't find one here that you like.
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The ornament pictured on the right is one of the most popular and simple book page ornament ideas. With a classic heart shape, it is also perfect for Valentine's Day. An ornament makes a great smaller gift, which is ideal when you're making multiple gifts for a handful of people, or it makes a sweet small addition to a larger Valentine's Day gift.
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You can create simple Valentine's Day wall decor by printing, drawing, or painting virtually any image or text onto an old book and framing it. Create your own visual or text layout or grab a favorite image or saying online. The possibilities are endless. You can also punch hearts from book pages and arrange them on a canvas or a thin backing that can be framed (i.e. a thin piece of cardstock) to create original artwork. Leave the hearts as is or pair them with words.
Why not mix up the classic bouquet idea for Valentine's Day with a book pages bouquet? As it lasts much longer than a bouquet of real flowers, it can become a permanent decor piece in a living room, dining room, or bedroom. Have fun picking out the perfect vase for it.
A handmade bookmark is a great addition to a book gift, and it makes for a perfect smaller gift for classmates or co-workers. For those who are crafty, this is a gift that can come together in mere minutes with supplies that you already have on hand.
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Greeting cards, envelopes, and gift tags are all great ways to add personalized touches to homemade gifts. Choose one or get ambitious and make all three for Valentine's Day this year. Pages from romance novels are a popular choice. Some people also like to hunt through books for romantic words and punch them out with heart shaped paper punches. Feature a large section of a page or use a few page scraps as embellishment.
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A handmade gift tag adds an unexpected neat touch to a package. If you're giving a book page gift, why not complete the gift with a book page gift tag?
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