My love for old books most days tends towards re-purposing the ones that are being discarded into journals and sketchbooks. However, I try to take time to play with them in a different way around the holidays. I love old text blocks. The pages themselves are enchanting and the uses for them are endless. This year, I experimented with creating a paper garland for the Christmas tree. It gives the tree a vintage feel, which I personally enjoy. I just took the inside out of an old discarded book and cut the pages up in strips. I lucked out with some of the pages having this nice red line on it, which was a nice touch. I did discover that I liked the links a little bigger. Initially, I made them small, but it quickly became more time-consuming than I wanted. Once it was on the tree, I found that I actually prefer the aesthetic of the longer links. You'll figure out what you like, too. Happy holiday creating!