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Three round tasseled decorations hanging from tree branches, made from pages of old books, against a yellow background.

Make hanging recycled paper decorations

Clare Youngs
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Repurpose your old books into intricate paper decorations with designer maker, Clare Youngs.

Using simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Clare shows you how to create these festive paper tassels, which can be hung on painted silver and white twigs for a pretty and unusual festive display.

This project is part of our 24 Days of Advent series and is taken from Book Art by Clare Youngs, published by CICO Books (£12.99).

(Photography by Caroline Arber © CICO Books, from Book Art by Clare Youngs)

Clare Youngs

Clare Youngs

Clare Youngs studied graphic design and has worked in packaging design, illustration and book jacket design. Her other books include Book Art, Mobile Art, Wall Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, A Year in Crafts, Letter Art and Folk Art Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Broadstairs, Kent.

Instagram: @clareyoungs