Back on November 8 I did a post on garlands made from book pages. Well, at the store I sell at, Aubergine Emporium, in Simi Valley, California, the owner of the store has done a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with books. I can't wait to show you the photos next week. She decided the only thing missing was a bookworm. Immediately I thought of the book garlands I had written about so I set out to make a "bookworm" for the shop's tree.
You could use him as a garland or wind him through your tree branches. I think he looks quite studious. I also think he needs a name. Anyone have any ideas?
He's quite intelligent and very well read.
To start the process of making him, I used an old Reader's Digest book, tore out the pages and cut them in half cross-wise. I used picture hanging wire to string the pages. I started with a metal button and ran the wire through the button holes. See two pictures down. I made it the approximate length I wanted the bookworm to be. I took my half pages and stapled them as you see in the next photo.
After I had made a whole bunch (A WHOLE BUNCH) I strung the stapled sheets on to the wire. When I got to the length I wanted it to be, I took a pen and coiled the wire around it to make a corkscrew nose. This also secured the wire so the pages would not slip off. I went to the local craft store and bought some eyeglasses for dolls and then used buttons for the eyes. Those I glue gunned on to his face after placing the glasses so I would know where to place the eyes. For a more holiday look, you could spot glitter the tips of his pages with silver glitter. He came out so cute, I want to give him a hug.
Hi, my name is Maggie. I have worked in the legal field for 27 years, but my real passion is finding treasures and restoring or repurposing them. I love everything French. I have been a dealer in different antique malls for the past 12 years and for the past six years have been a dealer at Aubergine Emporium in Simi Valley, California. I am also a vendor at The Little French Flea Market in Tarzana, California. I absolutely love the hunt.