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Does anyone use books to make crafts? I've found several blogs and articles for a project making a purse from a book. I think the idea is awesome, but it does involve taking the book apart. The purse part uses the cover, not the book itself. I bought a large hardcover at the FOL sale but can't bring myself to mutilate this book! I did try to find a Grisham, there are so many no one would miss one! I settled on a Brad Meltzer book, the First Counsel. Since this book feels like my first murder victim, I thought it was appropriate! LOL Seriously, I'm a no dog ear, don't leave a book open face down kind of girl, but I really want to make this purse.
Anyway, anyone else utilize books to make crafts? Can I use the book pages themselves for another project so I can at least recycle the entire book? Tell me to get over it and see how it comes out!
Here is a link to one of the blogs I've found.
I have used the pages from an old romance novel to decoupage onto a picture frame. I believe this would also work for just about anything as a gift for a reader. For example, you could decoupage a hat box or a tea tray.
You could also "tea stain" the pages, fold them, decoupage the two sides together, punch a hole in the top and thread a ribbon and maybe some beads onto it and have a bookmark. Hmmmm, I might do that for some Christmas presents....