Blog Posts - Vintage Book Pages



Easy Washi Tape Cards or Tags

Here is an easy last minute card or gift tag idea that helps bust your stash of decorative tapes and paper scraps, and diverts old book pages from the landfill. The use of classic holiday ornament shapes, allows you to successfully use non-holid...
by House Revivals on Dec 20, 2016

Make This Scrappy Christmas Tree Card!

Do you need to send out some last minute Christmas cards? Did you run out of cards before you made it through your mailing list? Here is a simple card idea that does not require special Christmas papers or dies or stamps. Making these cards couldn't...
by House Revivals on Dec 1, 2016

Upcycle Leftover Sets of Notecards, to Create Useful, All-Occasion Cards

We've all got them. Maybe they're stuffed in a drawer somewhere, maybe they're up in a closet, or maybe they're in the "donate" box in the mud room.  Every thrift store has them, too. They are the (often unopened) event specific thank-you...
by House Revivals on Sep 6, 2016

Creating an Art Index Card A Day!

Are you doing the Index Card a Day challenge? This is a challenge to create a small piece of art on an index card, every day, for the months of June and July. This challenge is the brainchild of Tammy, over at Daisy Yellow Art. You can go to her...
by House Revivals on Jul 19, 2016

Star Tutorials You Must Try for Fourth Of July!

Are you ready for the Fourth of July?  It's always been one of my favorite holidays. In the sweet little Colorado town where we raised our kiddos, there was a kid's parade and an orchestra performance in a lovely old town park.  In the evening, fam...
by House Revivals on Jun 29, 2016

Make This Pillow Box -- Free Print Out!

Mother's Day is just days away! For a special way to package gift cards, homemade cards, or treats, get this free pillow box printable template, below. What mom wouldn't love one of these sweet hand made gift boxes? They only take a few minutes...
by House Revivals on May 5, 2016

How to Draw a Floral Wreath {a beginner's guide}

You don't need an expensive inventory of stamps and tools to create pretty cards and scrapbooks and art journals. There's nothing wrong with using stamps and other products -- there are some beautiful products out there; but sometimes, you just don't...
by House Revivals on Apr 12, 2016

How to Draw Pretty Flowers on a Trellis

Do you wish you knew how to create pretty doodles for you card making, Bible journaling, or art journaling projects? I promise, it's easier than you think! You don't need to be a trained artist, or have lots of fancy art supplies to create pretty...
by House Revivals on Mar 29, 2016

How to Decorate When You're Broke

We've all been there. We want to freshen up our homes, but our home decor budget is non-existent. Here are some ideas that you can use to decorate your home when you're broke. Do you have some old books laying around?  If you don't, your local...
by House Revivals on Mar 3, 2016

How to Draw a Spring Tulip

Around this time of year, I am ready. for. Spring. How about you? Are you over winter, yet? I'm ready for a break from the clouds and the rain, and for my bones to warm up! Here's an easy tutorial for drawing tulips to put you in the spirit for sprin...
by House Revivals on Mar 1, 2016

Easy Valentine's Day Ideas

Are you looking for some easy Valentine's Day ideas? I don't usually do a lot, decor wise. I'll hang a wreath, or hang a garland on the mantel, but that's about it.  After the frenzy of the holidays, I'm not ready to go crazy on Valentine's Day!
by House Revivals on Feb 4, 2016

Most Popular Posts of 2016

Well, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't limit my annual "best of" post to just ten posts, so,since last year was 2015, I decided to do a "top 15" post! Here they are, in no particular order: The top 15 posts for House Revivals...
by House Revivals on Jan 12, 2016

10 Pretty Vintage Book Page Christmas Decorations to Make

You can get a head start on your handmade holiday gifts and decor, and recycle some vintage book pages with these easy tutorials! This little slipper, cone, and top hat ornament were fashioned from vintage book pages and junk mail! This shado...
by House Revivals on Nov 10, 2015

11 Easy Holiday Gifts You Can Make

You are sure to find something for everyone on your gift list, in this round-up of easy handmade gifts. For the man who has everything, why not customize an inexpensive magnifying glass with a driftwood handle? The gardener in your lif...
by House Revivals on Nov 3, 2015

Easy Last Minute Sugar Skull Decor!

Here is an easy last minute Halloween Sugar Skull project! This sugar skull project is suitable for bigger kids or adults. Basically, if you can use scissors and fold paper, you can do this craft. I made my sugar skulls into an All Souls Day bunt...
by House Revivals on Oct 29, 2015

Make a Planner From a Vintage Book

It's that time of year again! I don't know about you, but I've always measured years by when the school year starts. As a kid, I loved getting a new book bag and pencils and notebooks. It was so exciting to get a new schedule and a clean slate! A...
by House Revivals on Aug 20, 2015

What to Put in Your Smash Journal

I recently shared a tutorial on how to put together a smash journal, using items from the dollar store as well as "found" items you may already have around the house. The post was getting pretty long, so I decided to break it out into a tut...
by House Revivals on Jul 7, 2015

How to Create an Altered Book the Lazy Way

Do you long to create art, but don't have a lot of time or experience or art supplies?  Art journaling or altered books might be a perfect way to explore color and texture and different art mediums without investing in lots of expensive materials, a...
by House Revivals on May 11, 2015

Make a Special Bookmark from a Damaged Vintage Book

Earlier this year, I rescued a damaged vintage home decor book. The front and back covers were transformed into a portfolio for my planner. The spine was just too fragile to use for the planner, and had ripped away from the book. For those of you...
by House Revivals on Apr 23, 2015

Why I Destroy Books to Create Art

This is a question that has come up time and again over the years. The House Revivals blog is known for altering books, and tearing pages out of books all in the name of creativity. Woven Star Tutorials I often get comments, on the blog, or othe...
by House Revivals on Mar 18, 2015


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