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Paper Christmas Decorations that will cost you nothing
Christmastime, that season of excess, over packaging and waste. Ever thought you'd like to do something simple?

The answer is DIY Christmas Decorations - all it needs is time and some old books!

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Christmas Trees

Recycled books make great Christmas decorations.

Rainy Day Books of The Basin has an amazing Christmas window with hand made paper decorations from book pages.

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Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Decorations

When old books become tatted and torn with pages lost or loose and no longer readable, then it's time to turn the wheel back to the past. What to do with all those loose pages, all those unwanted books? Easy. Make some Christmas Decorations. Old fashioned crafts and ideas have made a full circle and become new again.

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Christmas Decorations

In recent times there has been a huge response to the Buy Nothing New movement, and recycling has become the buzz word. There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of making something out of nothing! So hunt out your old books that are no longer practical and recycle!

At Rainy Day Books, the new window display is packed with paper decorations with a special emphasis on Christmas, from chains to stars, from little birds to snowflakes, from hearts to small Christmas trees. All made from the pages from old books!

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Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Decorations

The books used were Reader's Digest condensed books with old yellowed pages and some sheet music that was also badly damaged so no useful books were harmed in the making of this window display.

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Christmas Tree

The centre attraction in the Rainy Day Books window is an astounding tree is made from a 1.2 metre cone base of chicken wire with over 3 thousand circles of paper inserted into all the holes.

Call in at the shop and ask Meryll to show you how to do these paper Christmas decorations. She will give you some templates - all that you will need to get going with your own paper Christmas decorations.


Why not buy some good second hand books as a gift this year and use the purest form of recycling that there is. This is a case when everything old becomes everything new!

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Christmas Decorations

All the books that Rainy Day Books stocks are in top condition so they go out of the shop in the same form as they go in.
Call in and have a look at this latest window display. You'll get some great advice and help to find the perfect gift for the most difficult people on your shopping list.

Happy reading!

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