DIY garland for reading corner

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

This little garland should remind me to read more everyday. It hangs above my reading armchair next to my book shelf. Until now I only read in bed, till my eyelids drop. But since I reorganized my books and my reading space, I read every day for a little while between appointments or tasks from my to do-list. Love this new place.

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

The garland is very easy and fast to make.

1.You take an old book you won’t read anymore and tear out some pages, foremost pages with text only and no heading or pictures. Then you fold them always on the same line of text. It’s the easiest way to get the same length for all pages.

2.-4. Draw 3D-letters on the pages with a black marker. This way you make sure, that the text isn’t visible under it.

5. Choose a ribbon, place it on the inner fold and glue the short end of the page.

6. Then fold it over and run over it, to ensure that the two parts of the page stick together.

And now you are already disposed to hang the garland. Easy, isn’t it? 🙂

 

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor
DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

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5 Comments

  1. Hope
    02/01/2016

    that is great and I am excited to use it, but remember that encouraging kids to read includes using correct spelling. As you have it spelled, everyday means ordinary. If you can say “every single day” and it means the same thing, it’s two words.

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    1. momentstolivefor
      02/01/2016

      Thanks for the correction. Didn’t know that. My English isn’t that good.

      Reply
  2. Susan
    08/02/2016

    This is a lovely idea. I work in a university library and we’re always looking for ideas. We have some old, damaged books that would be perfect for this project. Thank you for the idea!

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    1. momentstolivefor
      09/02/2016

      Glad you like it. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Chris
    26/11/2016

    Very sweet and simple! I love ideas for repurposing old books! Thanks for posting, and keep on reading 📚

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