Recycled Little Golden Book Ornaments

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I don't know about you but I really wasn't ready for summer to be over yet. I prefer sunshine, flip-flops, and yard sales over crowded stores and being cold all the time!

But hey, there's nothing I can do about it so I figure I might as well get in the spirit!!

My mom and I decorated my booths at the antique mall for Christmas on Friday: Antique Mall Booth Update for Christmas and that helped get me in the mood for some Christmas crafts 😄

Today I'm sharing some cute ornaments I made from recycled Little Golden Books.

Using old Little Golden Books to make Christmas ornaments

I found some wood slice ornaments on the clearance aisle at JoAnn's a couple of weeks ago and at 70% off I couldn't pass them up!

I had some old Little Golden Books in my craft room so I thought it would be fun to use the two together to make some cute Christmas ornaments.

The ornaments I found had jute hangers on them which I removed.

I laid each wood slice circle on one of the Little Golden Book pages and traced around it.

Once I had all my pages selected and cut out I used Modge-Podge to adhere them to the wood slices.

A little tip: when using Modge-Podge coat the surface of your item with a coat AND the backside of the paper piece with a coat then use an old credit card to smooth out any wrinkles.

I also cut out some of the words (serial killer style) that matched the images I chose and added them to the backs of each ornament.

I used colored baker's twine and colored jingle bells for the hangers on my ornaments.

And here are the finished ornaments! I think the vintage children's images are so cute.

For your convenience, here is a supply list that links to each item that I used to make these:

Wood Slices Ornaments
Mod Podge - Matte Finish
Baker's Twine
Small Colored Jingle Bells
Little Golden Book

These were obviously super easy and fun to make, something even young children could make with a little help!

Last year I created a banner out of Little Golden books.

It sold at my space at the antique mall.

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  1. Too cute!! And so quick and easy! Great idea!

  2. What a cute idea! I have some torn books that I wouldn't mind using the pages for something like this!

  3. Oh my Gosh Tania, I just love these!
    They are so cute! And I love the banner you made before too! What a great upcycle!
    I so agree about not wanting summer to be over...cold and snow are not my favorite, that's for sure!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Kimberley

  4. I had that frosty book! This is such a cute damn idea, I love how fast you can make these too. Hmmmm! I can't wait to get crafting some ornaments and I have a huge bin of children's books I saved from the ornaments stashed away somewhere. :D The colorful bells are just the right touch on the ones you made here.

  5. Thanks Vanessa! It would work with just the round paper mache ornaments too!


  6. Thanks Kimberley! You guys have a great Thanksgiving too :o)


  7. Those would be perfect Linda!


  8. You’ve probably seen this, but I just ran across it again a few days ago. These are cute and shouldn’t be difficult to make. And since you have books you’ve cut up, it wouldn’t be so hard to go ahead and cut up the cover! Just a thought!

  9. Those are so cute! What a great way to recycle those sweet little books!

  10. Thanks Cecilia, I'm working on another project with these old books... I'll be posting soon!


  11. Tuula @ The Thrifty RebelWednesday, November 23, 2016

    Love how these turned out Tania. The images you used are adorable.

  12. Thanks Tuula!! Yay, you got on disqus!!



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