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  • Writer's pictureKali Kuzma

How to Craft a Book Page Table Runner for Every Occasion

Updated: May 30, 2022

A Book Craft for All Events

When I first decided to host a book launch party, I knew it had to be just as epic as the story itself.

After hours spent going over several decor options one thing I knew was a must was a book page table runner that would tie everything together. It wasn't something I was going to be able to buy but I knew I had everything I needed at home. So without hesitation I got to work crafting an amazing book page table runner made for any occasion.



  • Scissors

  • Old Unused Cheap Book

  • Craft Paper Roll

  • Matte Mod Podge

  • Paint Brush

If you don't have any of these supplies at home, head to your local dollar store where these items will only cost a few dollars.


Step 1: Take your craft paper roll and spread it across the table you plan on placing your table runner on. Let it hang off the sides as much as a real table runner would and cut from the roll.

Step 2: Next, lay out your craft paper on the floor or another long table that you don't mind getting glue on. Place heavy objects at the other end to avoid your paper from rolling up.

Step 3: Grab your old book and carefully begin ripping the pages out from the spine. I bought a random book from the dollar store that didn't hold any value or good content to avoid feeling bad about ripping up a book.

Step 4: Then, using your paint brush, dip into the matte mod podge and apply a generous coat to one end of the craft paper. Take a book page and pat down onto the glue. Add a coat of mod podge to the top of the page if it does not look like it will stick.

Step 5: Repeat this working from one end to another routing the pages as you go until the craft paper can no longer be seen. Remember to let some pages dangle off the side to give a more authentic look.

Step 6: Let dry for a few hours and you are done! Place your new table runner on your table and decorate as you see fit!

Final Thoughts

Even though this craft is cheap and super easy the end results gives a high quality look you'll be able to use for any season. I've been using it for over a year now and it is still holding up great! People also love the overall look.

If you like crafts relating to writing or books, check out these other posts! What other book crafts should I make next?

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May 19, 2022

Not gonna lie, I have seeing books torn up, but I love this so much. Will have to host something soon! Thanks for sharing.


May 19, 2022

Such a great idea and great instructions. I plan events for a living and always great to get DIY ideas.

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