If you were to look at my stack of seasonal décor boxes, you would automatically know which season or holiday is my favorite.
Christmas has the most boxes, followed by autumn. Spring doesn’t even have its own box or even a bag.
My sad spring collection includes a couple of mossy bunnies, a bird’s nest, and I just recently added a few silk peonies to the mix.
Summer décor? What is that?
In Texas, we draw the curtains, blinds, and shades to block out the heat. It’s like living in a bat cave. We only open the curtains in the evening. All your time is spent trying to stay cool, not decorating indoors to remind you it’s summer outside.
Of course, I’m exaggerating, but I hope I made you giggle a little.
Simple Spring Decor
So let’s get back to spring. When my boys were little, we had the brightly colored plastic eggs you can purchase by the dozen for a $1, fake grass, and other bunny-themed items.
We are now well past that stage of life, and I find myself without anything to Springify my abode.
It’s not that I dislike spring; I love hearing Robins chirp and the intense fresh green color of the leaves just before they burst forth on the tree in my backyard. I love what spring says to us, winter is over and all things are new again.
We never really had winter here this year, and spring sprung about a month ago.
In the last couple of years, the extent of my spring décor has been fresh flowers. This year I am feeling this unnatural urge to make everything fresh and new again. Like, I need new pillows, bedding, artwork, and the whole meal deal. I guess you might say I have a case of decorating Spring fever.
I blame my friend Sarah for this. Her spring home tour is absolutely intoxicating.
Please stay with me, because I am about to get to the point of this.
I was cleaning my office a couple of days ago, and I had a few of the book page hearts I made for the Girlfriend’s gift box in February. That’s when it hit me; why not make a bunny book page garland!
Office cleaning came to a screeching halt while I grabbed an index card to freehand a bunny pattern. I had to work on the ears a little because it looked a little too much like a Pokémon.
I grabbed the same book I used for the heart garland, traced my pattern, and cut him out.
The only thing left to do was to decide on what to use for his tail. Of course, what else should a bunny have but a cotton ball tail?
And here it is!
Now all I needed to do was cut out about ten more, and I would be well on my way to having some neutral yet springy décor.
The best part of this project…it cost next to nothing. I already had everything on hand I needed.
Here’s what you will need if you decide to make a spring book page bunny garland.
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Old book pages
Twine or some other stringing material (I found mine for $1 at the Dollar Tree)
Hot Glue Gun or any other type glue
That’s it. It doesn’t get any easier than this friends.
In case you don’t have an old book lying around that you can bear to rip the pages out of, try looking at book stores or thrift stores for those old paperback novels. You can usually pick one up for about a dollar. It doesn’t matter what’s on the cover because you won’t be using it.
I do recommend scanning the pages of any romance novel you might use. You will want to make sure the print is PG in case little eyes happen to be reading your bunny garland.
I’m feeling pretty happy with my book page bunny garland that came in well under $10 for this month’s edition of Ten on the 10th.
I wonder if I should make a summer version? Flip flops, maybe? I’m kidding, or am I?
Stay tuned, and be sure to visit the links below to find plenty of $10 inspiration and ideas.
Is this a project you could see yourself making?
You could easily make a pattern for a tulip, Easter egg, or even a baby chick.
Have you ever made anything using book pages?
I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.
See you soon,
Your sister in paint!
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