I was just sitting around twiddling my thumbs and an idea popped into my head. I wonder if I can make a shelf out of an old book? The answer is yes! It's extremely easy, requires minimum tools and very little time. The end result is a pretty cool little shelf!
-Awl (or something sharp that you can use to poke small holes)
-Old hard cover book
-Two small picture hangers
-A couple of screws (length of screws will depend on thickness of your book)
-Some nice looking string or twine
Let's get started!
Step 1: Make some holes in the corners of your covers and tie your string.
Make one small hole near each corner of your book on both the front and back covers (4 holes all together). I used a drill with a small bit, but you could just as easily use a small knife. Then open up your book so it looks like a little shelf. Then cut your two pieces of string/twine so they will keep the cover from opening too far. Feed your string through the holes you made and tie a single knot in each end to keep it from slipping back through.