Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Old Book Crafting

Easy Books Craft!

Hi All, its Paula again, the flea.o.logist with an idea for an easy and fun craft to make.           I collected some old books, peeking down the back of their spines to make sure their 'underwear' was pretty.  I got them at a thrift store in Idaho that let you fill a bag for just a buck ... OK, I also found an Anne Perry I hadn't read, and a cool book of short stories about English Manor House Murders ... (shiver) too!

I tore off the covers, then printed off a great graphic looking fan illustration, probably originally from a catalog, via Graphics Fairy, of course.  I used an old book page and ran it through my printer, taping it to a sheet of printer paper to stabilize it.  Then I wrapped the stack with with some torn muslin, and seam binding.  I strung little metal letter tags onto an old bit of wire, and added a rusty key!

I think it would look great in an all white, industrial decor scheme, and since I am doing an all white booth this Saturday at flea.o.logy ... I think it will fit right in!    Be sure to drop by 218 N. Main in Payson from 8 to 4 on Saturday, August 31st!

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