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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 8 – Queen At Home Stationery Folder

I have created another use for an old book, a dedicated Queen At Home Stationery Folder: In my folder I also made some pages meant for loose scraps, to use with my correspondence. If you like that idea, the folder could be created entirely to hold scraps, rather than stationery (similar to a collectors stamp album).… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 8 – Queen At Home Stationery Folder

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 7 – Rose Pin Wheels

You might remember the Vintage Rose Lanterns I shared last week? Here is a matching, cute & easy late summer book craft utilizing the same lovely roses, Vintage Rose Pin Wheels:  Another decor that would be perfect for a Garden Party, or for a shabby chick interior all year 🙂 And they are super easy to… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 7 – Rose Pin Wheels

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6C – Sweet Pea Journal Finishing Touches

I know Ingeborg (like me) is also crazy about fairies and cherubs, so of course I chose a Sweet Pea Fairy image for the cover of her Sweet Pea journal: And would it be a Sweet Pea Fairy journal without a fairy bell? The little jingle bell was also given a couple of brush strokes… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6C – Sweet Pea Journal Finishing Touches

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6B – Sweet Pea Journal Surprises

I'm hoping dear Ingeborg will want to USE the Journal I made for her, and add lots and lots and lots of notes & scraps herself! May it BURST with creativity 🙂 But I also wanted to include a few surprises for her, to not make turning every page too predictable 🙂 Cherub Heart pockets, with… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6B – Sweet Pea Journal Surprises

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6A – Sweet Pea Journal

I am very excited to present my main ol' book craft: A Sweet Pea Journal! I made this altered book journal as a surprise gift for my friend Ingeborg, who I happen to know loves Sweet Pea imagery. So I started out with that as a main "theme" for her journal. Of course I also… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6A – Sweet Pea Journal

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 5 – Rose Lanterns

If you started an Accordion Organizer yesterday, you'll have plenty of loose pages to play with now 😀 I turned a few of mine into pretty Vintage Rose Lanterns:   These cute Rose Lanterns would be great for a Garden Party, or for a shabby chick interior all year 🙂 And they are super easy to… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 5 – Rose Lanterns

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 4 – Accordion Organizer

I like the pages of old books, and enjoy working with them a lot, but what I really LOVE is the hardcovers! So today we are advancing the Old Book Crafts into making an Accordion Organizer 😀   How clever is that? Use your Accordion Organizer for coupons, to sort your graphic printouts/leftovers, for patterns or… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 4 – Accordion Organizer

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 3 – Printed INSPIRE Garland

Here is a fun craft to do with old books:  Print INSPIRE directly onto the pages 😀    INSTRUCTIONS: Trim your pages to the precise same width, cutting with a ruler and a blade is useful to ensure precision. FLAGS: Measure the size of the page precisely, mine are 130mmx210mm. Create a custom setting for… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 3 – Printed INSPIRE Garland

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 2 – Embroidered CREATE Garland

Take a look at my second craft with old books: CREATE Embroidered Garland  INSTRUCTIONS: Cut out, paint & glitter your bookpages (how to do it HERE). Trim your pages to the same width. Measure the width of your pages and put a pencil mark in the middle, at the bottom edge. Cut the pages into triangles,… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 2 – Embroidered CREATE Garland

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 1 – Heart Garland

During the summer vacation I have enjoyed working with old books. The paper texture is great and I love to upcycle 🙂 I went to the thrift store, bought a bag of old books for 50 kroner (approx $8 for 10 old books). They were not vintage or antique, but I picked the oldest books… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 1 – Heart Garland