This project is kind of a copycat from a pin I saw on Pinterest (of course). It turned out to be about the simplest do-it-yourself project I’ve ever done. It worked out well because it was a very busy week and weekend, so it took just the right amount of time.
I bought the book at a little antique shop in Friendsville, Maryland on the side of one of the back roads we took on our way to visit my brother in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, with this project in mind. It cost about 50 cents.
It broke my heart to cut the thing up. I hated cutting up a little peice of history like this! I’ve saved the pages from it and need to figure out what i’m going to do with them…another project from another day! Take a look at this old book:
|In case you can’t read it, that says “Political Science, Fall 51-52”|
So, about to have a panic attack, I photographed the book…and then started cutting it up. All I needed for this project was:
- X-acto knife
- butcher paper
I began by bending back the front cover to slice the pages away from it.
And got this:
Next, I bent back the back cover and sliced the pages away from it (a little more carefully than before, since I took out a little bit of the cover when I sliced the front off).
|This peice of artwork fell out from between the pages as I
removed them from the cover. Poor little cow!
|The whole book, separated|
Here’s the view from inside:
And here’s the finished product in its final resting place!
Now that I think about it, a cookbook of some kind would have made more sense since this is in the kitchen…but perhaps one day it’ll be needed in an office or study in a future house and the government textbook will make more sense… 🙂
Anyway, thanks for reading!
Cost: Under $5 (don’t remember exactly how much the book cost…but it was pretty cheap!)