DIY Star Garland from Old Books
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Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Book Week is one of my favourite times in the library, and for this year’s theme, “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds,” I created a space display that also doubles as a photo booth. To add to this display, I decided to hang some book page star garlands around the library. They were so quick and easy to make and they look pretty too!

Supplies

  • Old novels
  • String
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Star template
  • Pencil

Step 1

Rip pages from an old novel and trace around a star template. I used old glow in the dark stars as my templates, but you can easily download templates from the internet. I used three different sizes of stars.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Step 2

Time to cut your stars out. I used scissors to cut out my stars, but you could also use an exacto knife.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Step 3

Now lay them out. To make sure I liked the placement of each star, I laid them out on the floor, before sticking them onto the string. I added the stars randomly, not following a strict pattern.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books
Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Step 4

Let’s get sticking. Lay your string across the back of the stars. Use sticky tape to attach the string to the stars. Repeat for each star. Make sure you leave enough string at each end of the garland to create loops to hang your garland. As I was wanting my ends to hang down, I chose not to make loops at the ends of my garlands, but added a star on the ends instead.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Step 5

You’re finished! Time to find the perfect spot to hang your garland.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books

I hung my book page star garlands above the bookshelves in my library. They add a fun “spacey” touch to the area and they will make a cute Christmas decoration as well.

Make a Star Garland From Old Books
Make a Star Garland From Old Books

Want to see more? Check out my Book Week space display here.

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