DIY Collage of Pages Bookcase

DIY Collage of Pages Bookcase

It’s likely you own a few novels you're never going to read again. So why not take one off the shelf and repurpose it? You can freshen up an old bookcase using nothing more than the torn-out pages of a finished book. This DIY Bookcase is a fitting addition to any bibliophile’s living room, bedroom, or study.

What you need

Bookcase
Paintbrush
16oz tub of wallpaper paste
Wallpaper smoothing tool
Pair of scissors
Book

Instructions

1. The pages of most hardbound books are grouped into smaller bundles glued to the spine. Tear out a bundle and rip the pages from it, one by one.

 

2. Use scissors to cut away the tattered edges. A waist-high bookshelf requires about 150 pages.

 

3. Remove the shelves from the bookcase, lay one shelf on a drop cloth, and brush on a thin layer of paste.

 

4. Place a single page on the paste and flatten it down with your smoothing tool.

 

5. Apply more paste and flatten down a second sheet so that the pages overlap. Continue until all sides of the shelf are covered by your collage.

6. Repeat this process with the other shelf and with the bookcase itself. Give the paper a few hours to dry.

7. Carefully slide the shelves back in. 8. Return your books to their happy, renovated home.

All done!



What you need

chain
small craft frame
ribbon
beads
rhinestones
buttons
small pictures (or magazine cut-outs)
paper/tissue paper
glue stick
paint (or nail polish)
a hot glue gun

Instructions

This Jewelry making project shows you how to make a necklace pendant using a small craft frame.

1. Pop the insert out of the frame and use as a template. Cut pictures from magazines or family portraits to fit your template & glue onto paper making a collage. You can use a pretty tissue paper as a background ( I used silver tissue paper).

2.You may want to paint the outside of the frame. I used black nail polish, it looks nice and shiny.

3. Add buttons, beads, or rhinestones to the frame. You can also glue ribbon flowers or bows onto the frame. The possibilities are endless.

4. Add the chain to the frame and pop you picture collage inside.

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