For this you will only need old damaged books, some ink, and a brush— that’s it! Folding old book pages transforms the books into art objects!
I love reading. My bookcase is one of my favorite possessions, but sometimes it starts getting crowded and—let’s be real—some books are simply better than others. Instead of throwing old books away, you can turn them into decorations! These folded books need no glue or scissors and are really easy to make!
books (bad ones, please!)
- Rip off the cover of the book. This sounds brutal, but it’s the most effective way.
- Start folding the pages. There are many different ways to do this. For a cone shape you first fold the upper corner of the page towards the spine. Then you fold the page the same direction once again, bringing the previous fold to the spine. For a diamond shape you first fold the page in half, then you fold down the top corner and then up the bottom corner of each page.
- When you have found a shape that you like, keep going. Make sure that your folds reach the spine each time. This will get harder and harder the longer you fold. If you still have some left over pages when the shape feels finished, you can rip these out.
- Paint the edges of the folds with ink, or dip the books in a mixture of ink and water, then add more ink with a brush to create an ombré effect.
- Let paint dry.
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