Thursday, February 9, 2012

Book Cover Signs...


Hello, it's me again...are you surprised?  My posts have been fairly sparse these last couple of months...and now BOOM...4 in a row.  I'm on a roll :)
I just wanted to show you another little project I did recently...might even be fitting for Valentine's day if you wish.


Do you remember these little book page signs I used at Christmas in my "Clippy Wreaths"?
Well, I decided to make a few more...


So I grabbed a few old Readers Digests...these had pretty "Spring-like" covers on them.  I used a razor blade to remove the pages.  (These pages were nice and "yellowed" so those will come in handy for other projects.)


Then I drilled holes for hanging...
I used Gorilla Super Glue to attach washers over the holes to give them a more "finished" look.  I left the edges where I cut rough...I think the frayed edges add character.


Old book pages, gray paint and stamped words finish them off.


I used hem tape for the ribbon, just because. 
There you have a sweet little sign for someone you "adore".

Thanks for the visit :) 

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Chat soon,
Laurel

15 comments:

  1. You were already in the 'well hmmm' category with me. That means when I see your creativity I'm like 'well hmmm, who would-a-thunk'...... a Readers Digest could make that.

    ~Bliss~

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  2. They are adorable. You are ever so clever. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  3. Hey Laural you,ve rocked it again!! I just love your creative mind and creations!!! Thanks for sharing!!! XO Fran.

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  4. Love your book cover signs. Now a linky follower of yours.

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  6. how sweet! My sister went to a library sale and bought a bunch of books for 1$ and made all kinds of neat things with the book pages...she gave my son one for his room...when i pointed out the many many 4 letter curse words on the page she was mortified! haha! stick with refers digest for crafts like this!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  7. Super ideja!!!!!
    Imaš lijep blog!!!
    Pozdrav iz Hrvatske.

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  8. These are precious! You always have such good ideas! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  9. These are so fun, Laurel! Inspires lots of fun ideas!

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  10. I need to make some of these. SO cute. The thrift had Readers Digest books for TEN Cents the other day. Hope they still have some.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.
    http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh my gosh, they're adorable! What a great idea! I would love for you to link up to It's a Party going on right now!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  12. Cute idea. I've been having fun reusing book jackets too.

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  13. Love what you've done with these! I've got a think for old RD book covers and you've got some of the older prettier ones. I used some to make some journals but my inside 'failed' and I just can't motive myself to rework them, just need to get started.....instead of daydreaming in blogland and pinterest. Ha!
    Susanne.

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