Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Frame

Another Monday Made it and of course this one was inspired by Pinterest
I knew I wanted to make this book frame so my mom and I headed toward the Goodwill book store. We needed to find a sturdy old book that could with stand being cut into. We both found these old children's books to use.
3 cardboard rectangles varying in size (L, M, S)
hot glue gun
cutting board
exacto knife
old book
Step 1: Measure out three rectangles from a piece of cardboard. Going from large, medium and small. These will become your frame you will cute around for each section.
Step 2: Starting with the largest rectangle trace that shape on the cover of your book. Then start carefully cutting out the book cover. This will take time because you are cutting through cardboard. Use a steady hand as you do not want to cute outside of the outline. Once the cover is loose enough you will be able to pop it out. Some stray cardboard may be left on the edges, just cut it out.
Step 3: With the largest rectangle again you are going to use that as a guide and cut ten pages at a time. I put a thin cutting board underneath ten pages so I would not go any farther. Make sure you cut the corners out nicely as it may rip.
Step 4: Determine how deep you want each section to be. I ended up having each section 130 pages or so. After you finish with one section move on to the smaller rectangle until you have created your frame.
Step 5: After all the sections are cut out arrange your words how you would like them. I put my words on a separate sheet of paper and just taped it in...just in case I want to change the message in the future. You could also hot glue each of the pages together, but I like how then looked loose and such. I did hot glue the front cover to the first page. Oh and string a ribbon through the binding so you can hang it.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Miss Nelson! It was a lot of fun to make!

  2. That is so cool! I think that's the one thing I haven't seen on Pinterest yet...;)Great job!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  3. It's beautiful!
    The Idea Backpack

  4. That is so cute! I would love to put one in my child's room in the future!

    Down The Learning Road

  5. That's really a neat idea! Can't believe I haven't seen in on Pinterest...must not be looking hard enough...hee-hee!
    Spotted Around the School

  6. That is ADORABLE! I am totally pinning it.


  7. Love this! I am so pinning! Thanks for Sharing!


  8. That turned out fantastic! I love how it looks once it is hung up.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  9. That is such a cute idea! I had never seen this before!

    Just found your blog :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  10. That is adorable! It turned out so nicely!!

    Primary Inspired

  11. Wow! That is soooooooo COOL! I will have to make one of those sometime! Thanks for sharing... :)

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

  12. I'm in love! How stinking cute is that?! I want to make one for my classroom and some for our wedding :o) Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang


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