Janne Robberstad

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Christmas ornament

By spotogspindel | December 7, 2010

Once again I am participating in a super-fun swap that Michelle organizes. Last year I made silk hearts. This year I decided to make a small book. With an “exotic” twist: making it inspired by the Norwegian nature and Christmas-traditions.

The cover is made of real birch-bark. As far as I now, birch is the Norwegian state tree… As with all natural materials it´s a bit uneven, but that´s only a charm! To keep it in place I added a small ribbon to tie around. I also used linen for the inside and a ribbon that says God Jul (Merry Christmas in Norwegian). So all in all it´s a very natural look.

The inside is bound and awaiting words and glue…

The outside is coming along too.

The inside is made from handmade paper (though not by me). Sixteen pages in total, with the Norwegian lyrics of “Silent night”.

I added a little silver paint and glitter, with some larger chunks of silver in the glitter-glue, so now it looks a bit frosted. I also couldn´t resist adding a touch of color on the spine: some frost-berries!

The size is about 7x8cm.

If you like it, and feel like you can´t live without a birch-book-ornament of your own ;-), there are some for sale in my Etsy-shop!

Topics: Christmas | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Christmas ornament”

  1. Susan Williamson Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 17:46

    These little books are fabulous Janne. I don’t have a sewing machine and never learned to sew on one, but I can hand sew. Maybe I should give it a try.