I've been sharing our progress on our new bookshelves here and here. We need the new bookshelves, because our book situation has definitely gotten out of hand. I'll be weeding through our books as part of my efforts to get rid of 40 bags in 40 days, but I also used a few of our no longer needed books for a fun craft project, Book Vases.
It'll be fun to decorate the new bookshelves with these. They started as old college texts. It's been quite some time since CG and I were in college, and I doubt they'll be of any use to our boys, since texts change almost yearly(huge money racket, but that's a rant for another day.)
I pulled off the covers. This is easier done with a paperback, but not too difficult with a hardcover either. I sketched a fluid half vase shape, and cut it out. This process would be super easy on a bandsaw, but for those of us without a full wood shop, scissors will do just fine. Just cut a dozen sheets at a time, checking every now and again to make sure that your silhouette hasn't gone too far off course.
A little bit of hot glue
and some finessing of the pages, and you have a fun art piece.
Thanks for popping and and crafting with me.