Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've Got Some Catching Up To Do

Sorry about the lack of posts. I've been busy but I promise I have been taking pictures along the way so there are many posts to come.
Like how to make a throw pillow with piping details. I happened to make mine out of the old striped one.
And my mercury glass technique:
I will even have a tutorial on how to make empanadas...as soon as I find where I hid the pictures. 

And for more "show and tell", I spent most of my weekend cleaning and taking down Christmas (yes, I know it is mid-January) Here is my Christmas mantle:
Which is now transformed into a Valentine's mantle. Sorry folks, that is about as Valentine-y as I get.

Today I wanted to show you how to make a round book sculpture. And I have to apologize. This is not my idea but I am not sure where I saw it. I've looked for the blog and can't seem to find it.
You will need a book, hot glue gun, and a bit of ribbon.
You will start by taking the cover of the book and as much of the binding off as possible.
Then settle in front of a movie or tv show and start folding. You individually fold each page in half, working all the way through your book.
This will automatically start to make a round shape. See?
Keep folding....
Keep folding... You are almost there.

Yay! You did it!

Now, hot glue the last few pages to the first few pages and tie a ribbon around it.
Taaa Daaa!
Okay, I have another confession to make. This is one I made a while ago and not the one I was making in the pictures. That book was really dried out and brittle and did not curve well. It just kind of fell apart as I moved it. Lesson learned. Use a book with a nice patina but that is still flexible.
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  1. Hello! I found you through the linky party. I love your project! I'm also your newest follower!


  2. I love this!! Thanks for linking it up at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!


  3. This is such a cute and interesting idea...i love it! :)