Upgrade Your Paperback Collection with Paper Silhouettes

created at: 08/29/2010

Whether you are tired of looking at the present contents of your book shelves or just want to shield your chosen reading material from prying eyes… 

ordinary paperbacks can be easily transformed by glueing practically any type of paper  directly to the exisiting cover.

These paperbacks were first covered with kid’s construction paper and then a paper animal silhouette was added.

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Basics:

Select a piece of paper slightly bigger than the book you wish to cover. Continue Reading

How to Make a Sturdy Notebook With Postcards and Junk Mail

created at: 08/29/2010

If you are like me, you have a few postcards around. What do you do with them? Nothing much except move them from shoe box to shoe box or…

drawer to drawer. Why not make something useful with them, instead?

This little notebook has two postcards as the cover and is filled with pages cut from various pieces of junk mail plucked from my recycle bin.

Here’s how to make it:

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#1: Select two post cards of the same size. Continue Reading

DIY Milk Carton Planter

created at: 08/29/2010

Don’t throw away those half-gallon cartons! With a little glue and jute twine they can be transformed into attractive (and surprisingly sturdy) little planters. Here’s how to do it:

#1: Mark a cutting line around the outside of the milk carton. This little pot is 3 inches tall, but any height will work.

#2: Use scissors or a knife to cut along the line you marked in #1. Toss the upper portion in the recycling.

#3: Spread a thin, even coat of white glue over the outside walls (but not the bottom) of the carton. Continue Reading

How to: Make Life-Size DIY Birch Tree Trunk Wall Art

created at: 08/26/2010

 These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin and  

some of those half empty buckets of paint that seem to perpetually lurk in the corners of every garage.

You will need:

Cereal Boxes (or Similar Packaging)

Left-over House or Wall Paint

White Glue

Packing Tape

Poster Gum

How To:

#1: Cut boxes into flat sections, arrange with wider sections at the base of trunk and narrower pieces at the top. Continue Reading