Halloween Book Page Garland
It’s no secret around here that I love books, and I’ve amassed a small collection of Halloween-related tomes over the years. The collection covers everything from costuming to haunted decor, history, folklore, recipes, and more.
I’m pretty particular about the care of my books. I go to great lengths to keep them from getting wet, and I only make notes in books where it’s necessary and helpful (nearly never) and, above all else, no dog-eared pages!
I also collect old books to add to the decor and to use for crafting. I am especially drawn to old medical books and dictionaries.
When it comes to projects using these old books, I typically use photocopies as I can’t bring myself to rip out any pages.
Today’s project is totally out of character for me as we will be tearing up an old dictionary to create a fast, easy, and unique Halloween book page garland.
And we’re going to bring it all together quickly by using Halloween icon cookie cutters.
So, before I lose my nerve, let’s get started.
Gather Up Your Supplies
Making Halloween Book Page Garland
First, go through your dictionary to decide what words you want to showcase in your garland, and determine how you want the definition to fit within the cookie cutter.
If you’d like a list of possible words and definitions you can use for your Halloween book page garland, grab our PDF of 300+ Halloween Words & Phrases. It’s free, and you can get yours in the Haunted Library.
Remove the page from the book and lay it on a flat surface.
Add ink to the cookie cutter and stamp it onto the book page with your definition in the center.
Alternatively, you can trace around your cookie cutter with a pencil.
Cut out your Halloween icon and repeat to make as many as you need.
Poke or punch a small hole near the top of your cut outs.
Slip a loop pin through the hole and then run the pin through your ribbon to secure it.
Now it’s ready to hang. Easy peasy!
Haunting The House
Ripping pages out of that dictionary didn’t hurt me much, especially when I now have such a ghoulishly gorgeous garland.
I love the touch of mystery this adds to our bookcase. From afar, it looks like a simple garland, but upon closer inspection, it reveals an unexpected surprise.
I’m keeping my garland simple, but if you’re feeling a bit extra, rim your icons in a touch of glitter.
Until next time – keep creating.