Monday, January 12, 2009

For the book lovers

If you stick around long enough you'll find out how much I love books. So it was quite natural when my love of books collided with my new obsession passionate interest in paper crafts. Thanks to Folding Trees I've had a lot of fun trying new things! One of those things being these cute little origami book corners.

I'm new to paper crafting so I don't have stacks and stashes of fun and beautifully patterned paper to work with. Instead I snagged my enormous pile of Christmas catalogs that have been filling up my magazine basket. I went through each catalog and tore out pages containing large images with interesting patterns or "textures" in the advertised wares.

Using a pre-cut 2x2" square of construction paper, I traced around the square over the desired portion of the image with a sharpie and then cut out all my traced squares by hand.

I admit I felt a little daunted looking at the huge stack of colorful squares but before I knew it I'd made fifty of them! What can I say, I got a lot of Christmas catalogs.

I not only had fun, learned a new craft and made something useful but I recycled while I did it. I'm waiting for my award to arrive in the mail any day now, haha.
And just in case you were curious, the lovely book model featured above is The Man From the Broken Hills by Louis L'Amour - one of my favorite authors.


Megan said...


Oh, and the award is in the mail. Scratch that, who can afford to send anything these days? I'll just bring it down with me when I visit at the end of the month ;-).

Heather said...

Love this idea!

Laura said...

LOVE this!!