DH and I have been collaborating on ornaments that look like some of our favorite books. He creates wonderful book covers on the computer and prints them out onto cardstock. I create the wooden core of the ornaments, that will look like pages, attach the covers, and apply Mod Podge to the entire creation. Thanks to DH's talent, these are really stunning little "books".
It may not be Christmasy in nature, but this one is lovely Christmas colors:
The "leather" bound books look best with our other ornaments, though. For those, I'm using antique gold Rub 'n Buff for the "pages".
The back of the book:
I also chose a modern favorite for one of the books.
The back cover. When DH found this photograph online, he kept talking about what a cute picture it was.
There will be more of these. DH has already designed a cover for The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. He just needs to adjust the size.