Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Page Crafts

As you all know I love books, the thought of tearing a page out makes me cringe. It brings back memories from my elementary school days and the class I helped teach about taking care of borrowed books. However, I am loving all the book related crafts out there in Blogland.

Most recently I was inspired by Rachael at Lovely Crafty Home, I'm not sure where I found her blog but when I saw her post,  "This Post brought to You by the Letter "E" I was sure to add it to my favorites. I bought a black metal “W” from Michael’s for a dollar (SCORE!) with the intent of using scrapbook paper to embellish it, unfortunately or rather fortunately, I never did anything with it. When I saw Rachael’s wonderful “E”, the wheels started turning. 

I couldn’t bear to rip a book apart that I already owned, so I took a little trip to the Dollar Store and grabbed a couple of hard backs (for a future project) and a paperback to use for this project. I’d like to say I at least read a few pages but it wasn’t appealing at all. Sorry.
Now onto my craft, I started by ripping out a few pages and ripping those into smaller pieces, then I applied a small amount of Modge Podge to the back and applied it to the “W”. At first I tried laying pieces so they just met the edge of the letter, then I decided to just start laying them down letting them fall over the edge, assuming that I could cut the excess off later.

After covering the letter completely I let it dry and then applied another thin coat of Modge Podge

After that project I checked to see what else I had around the house that I could cover, enter square frame from The Dollar Tree. Previously this little beauty had a rooster in it; I just popped it out and threw it away. I ripped up a few more pages and started applying them in the same manner as above.

When I was done I knew I wanted to add a quote in it, so I got online and started searching for reading quotes, it being covered in book pages and all. I settled on “A home without books is a body without soul” by Marcus Tullius Cicera. My upcycled frame found its new home on the book self, I love the pop of color from the background.

Have you ever tried to cover something in torn book pages? Are you a Modge Podge Queen (or King)? What’s your favorite quote about reading? There are so many it’s hard to choose! Share in a comment below!


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  1. Love it!! Thanks so much for the shout out!

  2. Great Idea! I love the big Initial in book pages!

  3. That is too cute! Love the frame!

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  5. Cute idea! The frame would be cute using a children's book for a child!

  6. LOVE these simple crafts!

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  7. I also don't like the idea of tearing up books, but have been trying to think of something to do with my old college textbooks (I couldn't sell them back). I didn't want to just throw them out, and saw a few paper flowers on Pinterest using book pages. Now I'm on a hunt for more ideas.

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