Good Evening my blog readers :)
Adam is working late, as explained in my Hobbies post, so it is just me and pup tonight! Since the house (well part of it) is cleaned, I decided to spend my evening crafting. I finally got around to making a "Christmas" gift for my Father-in-law. Before you laugh at how late I am, we did just celebrate our Christmas with them this past weekend..so technically, I am only 2 days late :) Adam and I gave him other practical Christmas gifts but I wanted to make my Father-in-law a little something for his office since he spends most of his time there. The inspiration behind this idea was found in his occupation, he is a Librarian. He loves books and anything to do with them--trust me when I say this, the man is BRILLIANT. I wanted to incorporate books into my gift and figured out the perfect little craft to make--Book Letters using his initials--
Randy Lee Miller.
Materials needed to create Book Letters:
- Letters (purchased from Michaels)
- Old Book
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue
Making Your Book Letters
1. Like every good craft project, gather all of your materials and create
yourself a nice little work station.
2. Begin by tearing out pages of an old book. (I decided to use the whiter
pages instead of the yellow..I will keep that book in mind when I work on
antiquing a craft.)
3. After your pages are torn out of the book, use your scissors to cut strips
out of the paper.
Hint: Using your torn book pages, measure roughly
by eye the width you will need to cover the width of
your letter in the particular spot you are working.
4. Roll your paper strips. You can either roll them tight or loose, depending on
amount onto the remaining edge of your paper strip.
6. Continue rolling your strip in order to adhere the glue strip onto the paper.
You will now have a cute little roll that is ready for the next step!7. Hot Glue your paper roll onto your letter. After you have completed a few
rolls, it will begin to look like this:
8. Continue until your letter(s) are covered entirely with paper rolls.
9. Enjoy your Book Letters and have fun deciding where to stick/hang/stand
I am planning on putting these Book Letters on top of the door molding in my Father-in-law's office. I am very pleased with the final result and my favorite part is how they feel--the book pages rolled up are so sturdy, it feels heavy and just great..cannot explain it :)
First I had to have some fun with the letters around my living room. They can act as a book end!
Or use them simply as cute decor! I am tempted on keeping the "M" Book Letter but I guess I will just have to make another ;)
To see more of these little darlings, click here.
P.S. I had some computer difficulty so I apologize if the formatting is off a bit and also for the dark, grainy pictures..I know natural daylight is better but I did the craft tonight, oh well! It is getting rather late while typing this so again I ask you to simply ignore any grammatical errors you find ;) Thank you very much! Goodnight!