Saturday, July 2, 2011

Re purposed books

I have been seen the re purposed books all over blog land and have been dying to make some.  I just wasn't sure how I wanted to do them.  I thought about painting them or just leave them without a cover and then decorate.  But then I went to Michaels and seen this wonderful pink flocked paper and in my favorite print damask.  Of course I could not resist. 

First I ripped off the covers of two books I had gotten at a thrift store.  And then I traced and glued the paper onto the top book.

And then I put some tea dyed vintage lace I had and some ribbon and tied it around the books.  And then I added some bling.

I thought it looked so pretty but I had a silk rose  I thought I might add too.

I really love how this turned out.  Now I will have to make some for my daughters in their colors.  I'll show you updates as I get them done.