Harvest Banner on Book Pages

What do you do with old books that are falling apart?  You make banners, of course!
I used a super old dictionary.   I love it when the pages turn that pretty carmel color.
I also had some very old woven seam binding. Whenever I come across old seam binding or rick rack, I snatch it up!
I used a stencil and spray paint for this project, but you could also print the letters out on your computer, then put them behind the pages and trace them. (put them up against a well-lit window to help you see the lines), then paint by hand inside the lines.
That method is much less expensive and has more font options, but does take a lot longer.
These pages are very old and brittle, so I added adhesive reinforcements to the back so the seam binding wouldn’t tear the page.
I used a hole punch to make the hole. I tied a knot behind each page to keep the pages spaced correctly.
Perfect for a fall party or above a mantle!
Aren’t the black-eyed Susans lovely?
I do not recall them ever coming up by that antique wagon before, so I have no idea where they came from!
I guess the flower fairy visited my house and picked the perfect place to plant them!

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  1. Hi Angie,
    That is a wonderful idea for a banner! I love it! It looks sweet hung there on the old wagon and the black-eyed Susans are very lovely there. The flower fairy knew just where to plant them, I think!
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. I love your gorgeous banner!! Your photos are just wonderful!

  3. Love the banner and your shoppe, as you know**wink***

    Just became a follower and already like you on fb;-)

    Bible pages and the word would be “believe”…don’t have a blog yet…


  4. Oh I just love your banner!! How darling!! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday!

  5. I am now a Supporter of your lovely Blog.
    I would chose the word BELIEVE on Bible Pages.

    I’m adoring those beautiful Black Eyed Susans the Flower Fairy seeded beside your Wagon… I need such a Flower Fairy to visit our property! *Winks* Your Banner is lovely and what a delightful Giveaway you are Hosting!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  6. I just added your Giveaway to today’s Post too Angie… I know they’ll be enchanted by the visuals here!

    Dawn… The Bohemian

  7. I am a follower.
    I think I would do the word “Gather”.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  8. I am a follower.
    Id have a heart then the word Family on a banner either Bible or dictionary would be ok with me.
    Have liked you at FB.
    That banner is just gorgeous.

  9. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful idea to use old books! Thanks for sharing this at Show & Share! I really appreciate it!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I jut became a follower!!! Love this banner!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I just became a follower and love your banner!

    Stacy Hertz

  12. Anonymous says:

    I would choose “Harvest” as well and love the dictionary pages.

    Stacy Hertz

  13. Great banner! I love making things of of old book pages too.

    Thanks for joining my party!

  14. I am a follow of this bloggie blog.

  15. I would choose the word “Liam” because I am having a baby shower for my pregnant daughter this fall.

  16. This is awesome and I love the old pages. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

  17. Your banner is great and that wagon is gorgeous! So nice to visit with you.

  18. Just signed up as a new follower. Would love for you to stop over my way for a visit.

  19. I just became your newest follower. I would love to win the banner, it is so pretty!

  20. For my second entry: I would choose the word GATHER – I would love it on the Bible pages (brilliant).

  21. LOVE it! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing over at somewhatsimple link-up!

    xo Lynda

  22. Hi Angie, this is wonderful, I just became a follower! thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  23. I am a follower, a google friend.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

  24. I would really love “Family” with a heart on dictionary pages.

    You really are a creative person, I am just living vicariously through you.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

  25. this is great!!! thanks for sharing at Tell me Tuesday! 🙂 you rock!!!

  26. Lovely white post! Happy WW! Hope to see you on my blog:)

  27. Anonymous says:

    I just became a followers on Facebook!

    Stacy Hertz

  28. Stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! 🙂

  29. what an awesome banner…perect for fall! I hope you will link up here:

  30. I’m a follower and just love your banner!

  31. If you pick me, I’d like “Gather”, stop over and link up at my party going on every weekend..Sunday Blog Love…have a great weekend!

  32. Beautiful banner! I’m a new follower

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