Book Page Paper Feather Garland

How To Make Book Page Paper Feathers: using old book pages, a glue stick and a wire for a centre make beautiful feathers.
How To Make Book Page Paper Feathers: using old book pages, a glue stick and a wire for a center make beautiful paper feathers.

I love this time of year, and decking the halls with lots of pretty Christmas touches.  There’s nothing better than a few simple handmade additions each year.  We’ll show you how to make Book Page Paper Feathers with Gold Glitter today.  They’re perfect for Christmas as a decoration, or gift topper, or any time of year.

How To Make Book Page Paper Feathers

This month for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge we’re working with paper -check out the other 11 projects from my friends at the end of the post.  I decided to use paper book pages to make these gorgeous feathers.  They’re really simple to make.

use old books to make paper feathers

I made a pretty little garland with my book page paper feathers, and also used a few with a little holiday nest.  These would be really cute as a gift topper too, or as ornaments on a Christmas tree.

DIY Paper Feathers


    • old books
    • glue stick
    • wire
    • scissors
    • glitter

How To Make Book Page Paper Feathers:

  1. Rip a few pages out of an old book, and glue two pages together with a wire down the centre on the in-between the pages.
  2. Cut the paper into a feather shape, with the wire as the centre of the feather.
  3. Next, cut out a few notches in the feather, and then cut the feather like a fringe with narrow strips, and on a slight angle like a real feather.  The wire ensures that you can’t cut too far, and makes this step much easier than without a wire.
  4. Add some glitter to the tips of the feather, and after it dries ruffle up the fringe slightly to give the feather some dimension.

How To Make a Feather out of paper

I love the look of these pretty little feathers, all dressed up for the holidays with a little glitter.

With Book Page Paper Feathers, life really is a party!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY PAPER project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.


From the top left, they are:

Free Love Peace Joy Christmas Printable from Sustain My Craft Habit

Silver Leaf Paper Trees for Christmas Tabletop Decor from The DIY Mommy

Rustic Gift Wrap Ideas from Love Create Celebrate

Book Page Feather Garland from Life Is A Party

Deconstructed Plaid Wrapping Paper from PMQ for Two

Make 3D Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths from Time With Thea

How to Make a Paper Garland from Fresh Crush

Quilled Paper Snowflake from Lifeovereasy

Funny Printable Gift Tags from Brooklyn Berry Designs

DIY Linocut Print Kraft Paper Christmas Gift Wrap from Woman In Real Life

Chalkboard Paper Christmas Art from Vin’yet Etc.

Floral & Paper Decoupage Girl Power Mirror from Heather in Heels


You might also like our Wood Feather Ornament tutorial here.

Also check out our DIY Macrame Feathers here.

You might also like our Leather And Gold Leaf Feather Necklace here.





  1. Eeeek, I adore anything feather and this garland is so gorgeous! The gold dusting on the ends is making me want to rush out and buy all the glitter! I love the simplicity of this garland and the impact, just wow! Gurl, you know how to do garland!

  2. Scandi-chic as always! Beautiful garland. I love how you’ve delicately placed the glitter on the end of the feathers (not just pasted it on in huge gobs like I do). This garland is totally boutique worthy!

  3. This is so clever and so creative! How resourceful to use pages from an old book! I have to admit the gold glitter touch is my favourite! Great project idea!

  4. These are too pretty for words!! Just another idea…magazine colored papers could be used if you wanted colors. I LOVE how you did yours tho! I made some colored ones for a card for a bird loving friend and added shimmering glitter and she loved her card. We’ve both been bird watchers since we were kids. Thanks for sharing the Great idea!

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