Saturday, May 04, 2013

Book-page name banner

I'm back today with tutorial/printable links for  the simple book page name banners I made for 2 granddaughters.  These were so easy and turned out so pretty.

I had made several simple Valentine banners back in February using instructions linked to here:simple Valentine bunting.

So, when I stumbled across these gorgeous alphabet printables at The Cottage Market, I knew just what I wanted to do with them -- book page name banners.  I tried to go back and locate the alphabet on The Cottage Market site, but it was taking me too long to find it, so I ended up going to Pinterest and looking on Andrea's boards there.  She has one board dedicated to The Cottage Market
 free printables, so it was easy to find from there.  You will probably want to do the same if you decide to make a banner.

For my banners, I wanted to use a vintage girls' book for the book pages.  The one I used was The Girl Scout Pioneers, by Lilian Garis.  It wasn't in the best shape and didn't seem like it was a classic or anything, so I had no qualms about using it.  However, as I worked with the pages, I found myself getting caught up in the story and began to wish I had read the book first before I cut it up!

It probably goes without saying that if you make a book page banner, you will want to make sure you choose a book that doesn't matter a whole lot to you, but you'll also want to be sure it's an edifying    book with no profanity, vulgar language, etc.  People (especially children) often read the words on these, so it's best to be careful what you use.  

I still have my Valentine banners up (hearts are always in season, right?)
but I want to make others with flower motifs and buttons for spring and summer.

Happy paper crafting!                                                                                                                                                                         


  1. Love your amazing crafts!! Our library has a used book room and you can buy books for a very reasonable price so I wlll look there for some to use. I was thinking of doing an angel picture for Christmas and using a hymnal for "song" wings.

  2. What a great idea, Arlene! That sounds like a very pretty idea for Christmas. That is sparking some ideas in my own mind for Christmas banners ...

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my crafts. They are simple, but I have a lot of fun. Just need to keep nurturing creativity in my life.


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