Its What Would You Do (WWYD) Wednesday. What do you do with old books?
Recently, I spoke for a women’s event and gave a presentation on trash to treasure decorating. Here’s a shout out to the women at Cornerstone Church in the Twin Cities!
For a craft session, one creative gal taught us how to make a pumpkin from an old book. How fun!
This one is made from an old hymnal. First, we ripped off the covers. That felt naughty. Then we started cutting the pages. Even naughtier. I had to cut a few pages at a time, but here is the finished shape.
It doesn’t really matter how perfectly identical your pages are, as long as they are sort of similar. Then, I roughed up the pages a little…meaning I sort of crumpled them a little. Then using an ink pad, I rubbed a little burnt orange ink on the edges of the pages. And colored the spine with brown marker to look like a stem.
And when I stood it up and fanned it out, it looked like a pumpkin. I glued on two silk leaves at the top.
I put it on the mantle shelf.
Trash to Treasure Decorating
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