Here is a simple bookish garland to enhance your book display shelves, bookcases, mantles, or wherever your little book-loving heart desires. And the best part is that it is SUPER SIMPLE.

In this post, I will use the small ghost and snowflake patterns as my example, but remember this same idea can be applied to much larger and longer garlands as well as any cut into any shape.

Picture of the supplies needed to make snowflake and ghost bookish garland including twine, clothespins, scissors, and cut-out shapes.

Supplies List

  • Old book
  • Twine or string
  • Mini clothespins
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black Marker (if making a ghost)

For the “old book”, you can use one you do not care about at home OR grab one at a thrift store.

I was able to get a roll of twine and the mini clothespins at our local DollarTree

Steps to Make Bookish Garland

circle pattern, pencil, old book, and hand.

Step 1: Make a pattern with your pencil and paper.

Step 2: Using that pattern, trace the shape in your old book.

Step 3: Cut out shapes. Draw eyes with your black marker if making ghosts. Cut snowflake details if applicable.

scissors and snowflakes cut out from book pages

Step 4: Using mini clothespins, string shapes along twine or string.

Step 5: Hang & Enjoy!

Picture of winter themed picture book shelves with snowflake garland and little boy stuffie on a shelf.

I hope you LOVE your bookish garland!

Jamie Bills

If you enjoy having books nearby, check out my tutorial on making Bedside Book Holders!

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Picture of @jmebills Instagram profile showing reviewer and picture books.