Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

Save 20% On FolkArt!

Get 20% off on all FolkArt when you spend $50 or more + Get FREE U.S. ground shipping! Explore the variety of FolkArt Acrylic Craft Paints for your next project! This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion. See shipping details.

Use Code

Sale Ends 2/04/23

Vintage Book Ornaments

Bring back the classic vintage look with these beautifully crafted Mod Podge Ornaments. Use those books that are dear to your heart, and preserve them for a sweet yearly reminder.

At a Glance:

Project #16706 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Painted Finishes Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Mod Podge Tools and Accessories  Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz. - CS11211

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 4 oz. - 5535

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Detail Brush Set - 50600E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz. - CS12948

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set - 10615

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® One-Step Crackle Medium with Brush, 2 oz. - CS25382

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Mega Glitter - Gold, 8 oz. - CS17292

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Asphaltum, 2 oz. - 476

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Children's Book Cover Ornaments:

  • Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set
  • Mod Podge ® Sparkle
  • Vintage children’s books
  • Circle template (maybe a aluminum can)
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Craft knife
  • Gold ribbon


Children's Book Cover Sectioned Ornaments:

  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte,
  • FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice
  • FolkArt ® Brush Sets
  • Vintage Children’s Golden Books
  • Ornament
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Round Vintage Ornaments:

  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte
  • Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set
  • Round Acrylic Ornament
  • Vintage Children’s Book
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Gold ribbon


Antiqued Vintage Book Ornaments:

  • Mod Podge ® Matte
  • Mod Podge ® One-Step Crackle Medium
  • Mod Podge ® Mega Glitter - Gold
  • Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Asphaltum
  • Ornament
  • Gold Glitter Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Cup
  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper towel
     

instructions

Children's Book Cover Ornaments:

  1.  Find the place on the book cover and trace around the template.
  2. Cut out the circle using the craft knife.
  3. Drill a hole for the hanger.
  4. Brush the Mod Podge Sparkle all over the circle.  Allow to dry and then add the gold ribbon to hang.

Children's Book Cover Sectioned Ornaments:
  1. Basecoat ornament with Treasure Gold.
  2. Cut pages to fit ornament.
  3. Mod Podge the paper onto the ornament.  Refer to the photo for placement of paper.  Add a topcoat the paper sides only. 
  4. Paint the characters from the bookbinder onto the gold sides of the ornament in Licorice.

Round Vintage Ornaments:
  1.  Trace the ornament shape onto the paper and cut out with scissors.
  2. Brush Mod Podge Antique Matte onto the front of the cut out.
  3. Apply paper face down to the acrylic shape.  Allow to dry.
  4. Add a gold ribbon for hanging.

Antiqued Vintage Book Ornaments:
  1.  Cut paper to fit the ornament.
  2. Mod podge paper onto ornament.  Once dry add a topcoat.  Allow topcoat to dry.
  3. Brush on the One-Step Crackle Medium.  Make sure to avoid over brushing.  The thicker the medium the larger the cracks will be.  Allow to dry completely.
  4. In a cup, water down the Asphaltum to make a stain. 
  5. Brush stain onto the ornament.  Allow the stain to go into the cracks and then whip off with a paper towel.
  6. Brush on the Mod Podge Mega Glitter around the edges of the ornament.
  7. Tie the gold glitter ribbon into a bow and hot glue onto ornament.

resources

Related Videos

Learn about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint

Learn more about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by watching this video!

Watch this Video

Learn more about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by watching this video!

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

View PDF
FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

View PDF

Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Gnome Plastic Bottle Planters
New!
Gnome Plastic Bottle Planters
Personalized Gift Tag
New!
Personalized Gift Tag
Nautical Anchor Frame
New!
Nautical Anchor Frame
Metallic Floral Vases
New!
Metallic Floral Vases

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.