I’m at it again… I cut up another (well not really, as it was one of the ones I had previously used for a project) book. OK, I’m ready for the hate mail, this time. Yes, I know it’s horrible to damage a book, and that all books should be savored. I am an English teacher, after all, but honestly I put the book to good use. It was well and truly loved before I turned it into a craft project and I personally own 3 other copies. So, I am in no way shape or form sorry that I created a beautiful gift out of a well loved book.
This week’s Pinterest craft came from a photo of someone’s ingenious proposal technique. This woman’s fiance took a copy of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and cut out a section of the book and hung the engagement ring inside the book. It was so cool! Now, as I am already married, but a huge Harry Potter fan, I had to modify the project to fit my needs. And yes it was absolutely still necessary to cut up the book…
I started with a used copy of the book… Now the original pin cut from page 1, but I wanted to let it be more like a secret hiding place, because, hello – how cool is that?!?!?! So I turned to Chapter 2 and measured out a section that covered most if not all of the text bellow the Chapter Heading Artwork.
I saved all the removed pages for another project. I stopped cutting when I got to the chapter entitled “The Unbreakable Vow.” How appropriate to a wedding themed craft?
Once it was all cut out, I sealed the pages together using modge podge. I brushed it along the outside of pages to make the book unopenable, and then also along the inside cut edges.
Now that the book was ready, I cut a piece of sparkly silver ribbon and took our wedding bands and tied them up all pretty and camera ready.
Once it was all set, I took several pictures and I am currently waiting for the prints to arrive so I can frame them accordingly.
So I’d like you all to vote and let me know if you think using books to make great crafts is ok…