Vintage Book Picture Frame

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!


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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2 Responses to Vintage Book Picture Frame

  1. ariella42 says:

    These are awesome! I have issues with cutting up books, but I might make an exception for these

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