I am really busy right now. Wasting time. Got this sudden manic motivation to find a cool way to repurpose some advance review copies and other books not wanted about the house. Books that I did not like enough to pass along to someone else. You know what I am talking about. "Hey neighbor! I thought this book an insufferable bore but thought you might enjoy it." Eeek. Soooo....
Googled a bunch of stuff like book arts, book crafts, crafts with books, etc., etc. Then stumbled upon a link for a book wreath. Lo and behold, while those of us in the book blogosphere have been busy reading books, the clever people in the crafting blogosphere have been making lovely decorative items from unworthy tomes.
On November 2, the resourceful Lindsay of Living With Lindsay posted a tutorial that has enjoyed HUGE fame and generated lots of link love. Go check it out here. Easy. Most attractive. Even has a YouTube tutorial for those of us that need those instructions just one more time. Feeling inspired? Apartment Therapy featured Lindsay's tutorial along with a few other examples of book wreaths. Liked this:
Vintage French paper wreath sculpture by Laura Manis at Simple Joys Paperie. Then there was this one:
A 1930s medical book wreath also by Laura Manis at Simple Joys Paperie.
So. Four whole days left until Christmas. How many gifts can a bunch of book bloggers with sagging shelves crank out in that much time? Let's take some time to over-think the possibilities first. Just kidding. Get moving. To a dollar store near you. You heard Lindsay - $2 a gift. And that is if you have to buy a bad book to make it. So $1 gifts for all of us. Unless you don't own a glue gun. But there I go over-thinking again.