This is the story of a girl who adores books and loves shopping...two reasons why she should never (ever) be allowed to visit a book sale...at least not in the near future. ;-)
As I unpacked our books during our most recent move, I noticed many titles I had purchased at book sales thinking I would read them (or just because I loved the $.25 price tag), but never got around to actually reading a single one. I put together a box to be donated, a box for a few teacher friends, and the rest went into my craft bin
The book used in this project, however, I actually read...I just didn't like it, so it seemed like an ideal candidate for my latest experiment. I think this book should feel honored to have such a position on the shelf. The envy of all its friends, I'm sure.
Here's what you need:
- A few pages of a book (you may want to make sure that all the words are appropriate for display)
- Glass Vase (I found mine at A.C. Moore for less than $1)
- Mod Podge and brush
The first thing I did was tear my paper into smaller pieces. I used my hands because I like the way the jagged edges look, rather than the straight lines of scissors.
Then put a coat of Mod Podge on your vase, working one side at a time so it doesn't dry before you can get the paper on.
Begin to stick papers all over the vase, until all the glass is covered. I stopped taking pictures at this point because my hands were sticky :-) When the vase is covered, put another coat of Mod Podge over the papers to seal them together. Let it dry.
Look what you made! Fun, huh?? Next time I want to use a little distressing ink to make it look a bit vintage.
Hope you like it!
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