Friday, 6 July 2012

Re-use vintage book covers!

Remember my previous post from 29th June about how to print pictures on old book pages? As I said, I love it when I come across a very nice old book with a vintage cover. I know that for a lot of people it is a sacrilege to damage a book - I used to feel the same way - but when the reason for it is to make something pretty, I sort of excuse myself.

Well, if the pages can be used to print pictures and make cards, why not use the cover for some DIY action as well?

Re-use vintage book covers!
Photo Credit: www.anamublog.com

Anamu explains on her blog how to re-style your router in a simple and very visual tutorial. You can use the premise for many other purposes, be creative! I am thinking of making one to keep/hide the mail, as I don't like to see it on top of the chest in the corridor.

Re-use vintage book covers!
Photo Credit: http://cosmocricket.typepad.com

Another great tutorial can be found on Cosmo Cricket, although this one is slightly more complex to work and requires a lot of skill. I guess I need more practice before I can adventure on this one, not to mention a sewing machine! But I guess kids would love it...

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