October 6, 2011

Christmas Altered Books

I made up a couple Christmas altered books for my booth at Orange Tree.  Here is the whole altered book tutorial.  The only thing I did different was used rubber stamps with holiday words and of course holiday ornaments.

I didn't realize my salt shaker snowmen were peeking around the books as I took pictures!

I put Christmas items in my booth right after Halloween

One thing I keep my eyes open for all year are vintage hymnals

Because.... Every hymnal has Christmas music!

These hymnals are pretty easy to find at thrift stores and could be used on lots of different craft projects.

I'm not sure if the snowmen peeking around the books is cute or creepy!

So kids, that's my tip for the day....... Keep your eyes open now, for hymnals to do Christmas projects later!

You guy's are the BEST!

Happy Creating! 

Project Queen


Mari said...

HI Carol~ what a great idea for recycling hymnals books :) love the one with the pink little mittens too cute!
Your snowman salt shakers are cute....lol


Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

No, you're the BEST! Thanks for the great company yesterday. I had a ball...and still thinking about BRIO...let's get together for lunch again soon...after Fancy Flea! I got my confirmation from Lori last night....it's official...I'm in!

Vicki said...

So pretty, Carol! Love these

LuLu Kellogg said...

Carol...you are such a love to share your tutorial! Thank you!!! Old Hymnals are one of my favorite things to be on the hunt for!!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I think the snowmen are cute. I found a lone shaker yesterday that will soon become a snowman! Oh, love the altered books too. I hadn't thought of using old hymnals!!! Great ideas as always!!!

Denise said...

Oooo those are beautiful.I have old hymnals too.Just started thinking about using them for crafting a few months ago.Once you start tearing them up,you can't go back,so I really had to think about it :)Ones over 100years old and was my Great Grandfather's.He was a preacher.I wouldn't touch it before but now it's falling apart anyway.What would you do?

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
What a wonderful idea!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
Loving this cooler weather in the morning aren't you?
Suzann ~xoxo~

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

LOL..cute on the snowmen peeking out, I spied them right away. Those are pretty books Carol..they will go fast!

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely books! Thanks for the tutorial!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, your project turned out nicely. I love old or new hymnals. The newer ones can be stained to look old but the true old ones are great for projects like yours. I guess the snow people wanted to see what you're up to! They are really cute. My aunt who is 82 years does crafts and sells them at her open house event in Nov. so I want to show her your cuties. I know she will love them. Thanks for sharing.------Shannon

Just me said...

Oh Carol these are gorgeous! What a great idea! I will be one the hunt for some hymnal books for sure now!
Thanks for sharing!

Scarlett said...

These are so lovely :o) Scarlett x

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE these Christmas Books!! What a great idea!! So pretty!!
I also love your salt shaker snowmen from the previous post! I saw them on Jane's site when she first posted them. Yours came out great. I have been on the look out for some shakers to do this with but haven't come across any as chance would have it. Did you use a styrofoam head or a clay one if i may ask?


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Those books are so neat. I love those pink mittens Christmas ornament...
The Snowmen are always a favorite!


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
Another awesome idea!! I do have a few hymnals around the house!
I "read" my Romantic Homes Mag last night...I'll keep quiet until you post about it! AWESOME is all I'll say!!!

debi said...

Your Christmas books are so beautiful! And the little 'peeking' snowmen look pretty cute.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Angelina just told me about you!
So exited to have found you beautiful blog!!

Createology said...

Your Holiday hymnals are beautiful. These definitely make wonderful gifts...even for hostess thank yous. You are such a love to share your creative gifts and techniques with us. You my dear are the BEST!

SueBee said...

Do you sleep?! We had such a fun time at lunch...I think we are all good mix. Now I'm looking for vintage hymnals....I sure wish my Romantic Homes would get here. Just thought I would say that.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You're so creative. Beautiful alteration.

Debbie said...

I love the one I got from your booth, and I have been planning to try it myself. Christmas carols would be the perfect goal.

Betsy said...

Great idea with the hymnals and a perfect Christmas project. I like the little snowmen, they just wanted to be included in the picture.

Gina said...

So pretty! I would imagine they'll sell well. The snowmen peeking through have given me a laugh tonight, just so long as that "head" thing doesn't mysteriously show up! LOL

Bring Pretty Back said...

Carol, I would love to be inside your head! You are SO creative! I love to see what you come up with! PRETTY!
Have a pretty day!

Laurie Brown said...

Oh, wow, I see those old hymnals in yard sales all the time! Hmmm... this could be a use for my mom's old hymnal. I can't bring myself to throw it away but it's no use to me because I can't read music... and I love Christmas stuff! Thanks!

Suzann said...

Hi Carol,
Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment...I still miss her.
Enjoy your weekend!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ido said...

I love these Carol,I have several old books and hymn books, I will for sure transform them for christmas, thank you for the incredible ideas and tutorials!

HeartVintageDesign said...

I love this Carol! If you're in a pinch for hymnals, you could find some old hymnal pages on Etsy and attach them to an old regular book of the same size.