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How to make a purse/clutch from a Book

How to make a purse/clutch from a Book

It's a Book! It's a Bag! For today’s DIY I’m gonna show you all how to make a book bag. Now, when I say book bag I don’t mean a bag to carry your books around in. I mean an actual book made into a rad and totally useable handbag. Sound cool? You’ll need: A hardcover book (preferably with a pretty cover). Making the Purse Base: 1. 2. 3. Cutting out the pieces for the lining: 1. 2. After cutting all of your lining stuff out you should have five pieces in all: one book-size rectangle and four trapezoidal side-panel pieces. Assembling the side panels: 1. 2. Adding the straps: 1. 2. Also, if your straps are leather (or pleather, vinyl, or any other thick/heavy material), you’re likely gonna need to weigh them down with something (weights, heavy books, etc.) while they dry. Making your book look less ugly (aka it’s time to get our deco on): This part of the tutorial is for those of you who weren’t able to get your hands on any books with neat-looking covers. For decoupaging you’ll need: 1. 2. 3. Putting it all together: 1.

How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry September 23rd, 2010 Email 419 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together! Diane Gilleland Magazine paper lends itself well to this colorful little project. There are tons of design possibilities... Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all Before you recycle those old magazines, turn some of their pages into pretty coiled pendants. What you'll need: Magazine pagesScissorsBone folderThin wooden skewerLow-temp glue gunWhite craft glueEye pinBlank cardstockClear acrylic sealerJump ring A note on glue: After much testing, I've found that my low-temp hot glue gun works well for this project. As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set. First, you'll need several magazine pages. View 3 member project galleries posted in: necklace, paper, recycled magazines Get special offers, FREE eLetters and your FREE PDF bonus now. Find us on:

Book Art- How to Fold a Book into a Word. I recently saw the following instructable on how to fold book pages into a number and it caught my attention. Instead of just a number I wanted to do a word or image. I love reading and thought this would make good gifts for friends. The instructable said to draw the image on the book; my problem is a word or image might get complicated and I am horrible at drawing. The beauty of this project is its simplicity. **NOTE** When trying to find instructions for book folding I found the above referenced page in French, did not see the translation.