Step 1: Tools/Ingredents

1 x old book that youre never going to read anyway
1 x pen/pencil
1 x sharp craft knife
some x masking tape
some x old paper
some x green spraypaint
... .... a very cool effect.. ... Don't think i could ever give it go though, wish i could ... but ... i can't cut up a book
And if you don't want to sacrifice an actual book (my bibliophile Mother's upbringing makes me cringe at the idea, to be perfectly honest), you can buy one--or more--of those blank journaling books they sell at bookstores. They're pretty cheap, and you can use them with a clear conscience.
Suayres, <br> <br>Great idea! I had a bibliophile mum as well and I could not stand doing this to a book! Okay, maybe a Reader's Digest re-print of a Danielle Steel or something... ;)
A heck of a lot of books are thrown in charity shop skips,sad but true. I love to have a good rummage. they are usally just down a little alley at the back of shop,and mostly they are glad of someone helping to make more room for them to throw out more. :'(<br>citys not quite so understanding. small towns the best. <br>ALWAYS TIDY UP! ALWAYS POP IN TO GIVE A DONATION! ALWAYS BE POLITE!<br>Happy skip diving! :D
Great Idea! I'm gonna look through my unnecessary book pile.<br>Looks like an orange on top. Or a paper towel holder thingy. Anyway, I have one suggestion:<br><br>Band saw.<br><br>I don't know if it would work, but seems like it would be worth a shot. Maybe if the paper was clamped between some sacrificial plywood? If one did come up with a good way to do this with a power tool then the project would take about 10 minutes, plus drying time.<br><br>
love the gratuitous use of power tools :D<br><br>btw famerebel 'ball thing' is just a clementine<br>
So the covers stick out the back right? Thats pretty neat. I'd like to make one for my dad for his library! :D Very cool idea. What is that ball thing you put on top of your tree just out of curiosity?
I love the idea of closing it and putting on the shelf til next year.
GENIUS! Love it! It would be cool to see it decorated. :)<br /> <br /> <br />
&nbsp;out of curiosity, what book did you use for this?
&nbsp;twas a plastic coated copy of Dickens' &nbsp;- 'Pictures from Italy'......so <em>really </em>wasnt ever going to be read...
I see.
One of these could be a good way to keep a Christmas scrapbook for anual pages.&nbsp;&nbsp; Although you would have to get a blank hardcover book or moleskin like thing.&nbsp; Very creative!<br />
&nbsp;oh yes, like that one....sounds like a project for next year<br />
Nice!! I love the simple to do.<br /> <br /> L<br />
AWESOME, posting to my blog!<br />
Why sir, I do believe you are a genius. I might have to go and destroy some yuletide literature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In the words of the Symbionese Liberation Army:<br /> &quot;Books, once read, make a good bullet proofing [ or christmas decoration ]&quot;.

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