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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Throw away a BOOK?!?

That was my response to Deke when he suggested I throw away this book while re-organizing our bookshelf. I have a passion for reading and I cherish the books that I have accumulated over the years and he wants me to throw one away?!?

Apparently Deke was talked into purchasing this book from a co-worker and after reading a few pages completely lost interest. He claimed he would never pick it up again and didn't want it wasting space on our bookshelf. OK, I agree we shouldn't keep books we don't want but I was having a hard time considering just tossing it.

So instead.......

I decided to make a craft out of it!
4 hours, 5 glue sticks, and about 50 burns later I had this masterpiece to place beautifully beside my beloved bookshelf! I found this AWESOME book wreath tutorial HERE.

I think its very complimenting next to the bookshelf, wouldn't you agree?
The only thing I changed in the tutorial was to add the long black ribbon in opposed to her short loop. I think the long ribbon added some class!
Ohhh it feels good to be resourceful!
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Amy Beatty said...

I love it. I saw some for sell at a cute craft fair but they were way expensive. I looked at and thought I could go home and make one. Never did. It looks great. Your hard work paid off xo Though I may be a little more like your honey when it comes to tossing. I think I have no choice though. I have married someone who is a collector of all things.

Nikki said...

OH MY GOSH! For reals?! I NEVER EVER EVER would have thought about that...ever! You are so talented. I LOOOOVE it and one day when I actually have a bookshelf I totally want one of these! You're awesome!

chelsea said...

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Tanyia said...

This turned out beautifully! :)

I am stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesdays at Someday Crafts, I would love to have you stop by my blog and check out my project :)

Sachiko said...

Nicely done! Thank you for visiting my link party!

In a nut shell... said...

Thank you everyone for the kind words! :)

B and B said...

I have been wanting to make one of these for forever and I just haven't sat down to do it yet. This is so beautiful!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

So, what does Deke think of your reuse of the book he wanted to toss out? I think your project turned out fabulous.

Thanks for linking to the party this week. I hope to see you this Friday for "Funny Faux Pas Follies," as well. Click the party button in my sidebar for details.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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