Dollar Store Decorating: Book Page Garland

If you’re looking for a lot of filler for little money, book page garland is the way to go. With just one book from a dollar store (or thrift store or yard sale) you can get a lot of bang for your buck. It really helped make my mantle even more beautiful for last week’s holiday home tour. Wanna learn how to make it? 

Speaking of a buck… did you know that there’s of a whole week of dollar store decorating posts? You can find the previous post over on The Pennington Point.

 All you need is a book and a sewing machine. Rip the pages out of the book (it’s ok, you can do it.) I don’t suggest you take apart a priceless work of literature, but a $1 bargain book won’t cry.

Crinkle it up and run a stitch over it. When you need to join pages, just make the next page slide into the fold of the page before it and keep on crinkling/sewing. Go, go, go. If you want a little, just do a handful of pages. If you want a lot, do the whole book. An entire book takes about 30 minutes once you get in the rhythm. 
I like to tuck greenery into it for the holidays, or use it to make a Ruffled Book Page Sunburst Mirror.
Tomorrow the dollar store decorating inspiration continues with Stacy at Kids*Stuff*World.
If you’re all ready to share your holiday home tour, make sure to join Jennifer Rizzo’s party today!
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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Love this and it is so easy which believe it or not — I am really being to enjoy : ) lol!!!! great job as usual my friend and so happy to be included in your fun Dollar Day Week of Fun!!! hugs…

  2. I’ve been wanting to try this! Looks so cute♥

  3. I just love this! And it’s super quick which at the time of the year is my fav!!

  4. My favorite!! I still need to buy one from you. I totally forgot after Bella Rustica! 😉

  5. I would have never thought to run the book pages through the sewing machine! Brilliant! Such a cute idea & I agree, it makes a great filler! So excited about joining in with you all for this series & looking forward to everyone’s projects!

  6. What a great idea! I am going to try this for my rather plain looking mantel.

  7. Love it! Lots of damaged books that the library has to throw out would be great resources too…

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous holiday giveaway right here.

  8. What a wonderful idea, Gina! It looks great and how cool that you can use a cheap book to create it. Thanks for the idea and the instructions!

  9. great idea!!! I love it!

  10. This is so cute! I’ve gotta make some! Thanks for the idea. Lisa~

  11. This is awesome! We used vintage pages to decorate our wedding tables! Love it.

  12. Love the look of this Gina! I can’t believe you can do a whole book in 30 minutes, that’s amazing!

  13. Had to give this a little ‘shout out’ in my blog post today..

  14. Starr Glover says:

    Do you have to stitch a stitch through it? Can you just fold it?

  15. Aashi Kalmadi says:

    “When you need to join pages, just make the next page slide into the fold of the page before it and keep on crinkling/sewing.” Can you explain the ‘fold’ mentioned here! or elaborate on this step since its the most important part? Thanks!

    • Gina Luker says:

      It just means to slide it beneath the next part before you start stitching there – hope this helps


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