Maker Moments: Repurposed Books

Welcome back to Maker Moments! Over the past year, I have had so much fun re-purposing old items. I have an affinity for old books, I buy them every chance that I get. Rather than continue to line my bookshelves with them, I decided to come up with a way to display them that really shows off their beauty. With an idea in my head, I headed over to my dads workshop. He helped me create the book stands from staircase spindles. I sprayed them with gold spray paint. Then, we used a Dremel tool to cut out the centers of the books. I’m not going to lie. Cutting the books can be tricky and time consuming, but well worth the effort.

Repurposed Books by Michelle Ridge for Spellbinders Paper Arts

I used Flora Ovals and Classic Ovals Large dies to create the center of this book.

Repurposed Books 1 by Michelle Ridge for Spellbinders Paper Arts

I found free vintage images online, but I think it would also be a great way to display vintage photos of your own family. Timeless Rectangles, Labels 8, and Classic Rectangles Large were used to create the center of this book.

Repurposed Books 2 by Michelle Ridge for Spellbinders Paper Arts

I used Gold Majesty Circles and Standard Circles Large die sets. Gold Majesty Circles is one of my favorite dies, I love the way it showcases this old wedding photo.

Repurposed Books 3 by Michelle Ridge for Spellbinders Paper Arts

I would love to hear about your favorite creations.

Thank you for stopping by,
Michelle

Debi Adams & Michelle Ridge

Creative inspiration from our in-house designers Debi Adams & Michelle Ridge!

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