My mother is an avid lover of vintage books. She pages through them, feeling the thin pages and often reads them cover to cover. I thought that this craft would be perfect as a gift for her.
Be forewarned…my mother…she is a “character”. She can make anyone laugh at the drop of a hat and brings surprise and awe to our world. With that said, the picture of her is one when she was in “character” mode.
Anyway, I had a few vintage books (actually, I think my mom gave them to me) and a little time on my hands. I printed out a funny picture of my mom and then a favorite picture of my niece. Both were printed in black and white. I then made three rectangular templates, one slightly larger than the picture and then two more, slightly larger than the first. With my exacto knife, I cut out the larger rectangle through the front cover of the book. Then used the next two to cut through several pages of the book. I slipped the picture behind the cut pages and secured with a glue stick. That’s it! And look how great they came out!
They can be totally glued together and hung on the wall if a hook is attached to the back cover. Or, just leave them as is and prop on an easel or just fan the books open. I love the vintage look and made the photos a little grainy when I printed them out so they would match the vintage “feel” of the project. Fun, right? Ok, now you can laugh at the picture of my mom…we do! 🙂
This craft was submitted to a linky party at Nifty Thrifty Things where there are 162 more fun things for you to look at! Go ahead and peek, you know you wanna!