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Recycle old hardcover books and show your love! Valentines Day!
I love books, book art, and recycling...Altered books combine all of these things! Even better, there is no right or wrong way to express yourself. Just have fun and use what you find!
I used a valentine box my husband gave me, Rose petals from our honeymoon, and our first married professional picture. Also leftover stuff from our wedding scrapbook.

Posted by Felecity W. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Felecity W.'s 82 projects »
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  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take an old miniature valentines box OR use whatever shape you want. :)
    Figure out where you want your box to go. Turn the box upside down and trace the shape on the paper, Cut out the shape and ONLY the shape.
    Do this until you can fit the box in as far as you want. Since I didn't want to edges flush with the pages I only did 23-30 pages..Glue the pages the box goes through TOGETHER!
    Tear out the front of the book.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the pages you tore out of the book and cover the outside of the hardcover. Do this however you want! I tore mine in half and covered the whole book, then in strips to create texture and weaves.
    I then STAMPED the outside of the book with rubber stamps!

    P.s. I used the inside title page for the front of my book since I LOVE Sleeping Beauty.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 3
    Step 3

    As you can see I used the pages I tore out to create little paper rolls. Just cut into strips, glue together and glue seam side down to page.
    I also used some strips to cover the inside of the box.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue the paper rolls until you are satisfied...or your fingers are bored.
    I used a glue stick and covered the inside bottom of the box. I then added fake rose petals. (from our honeymoon)
    LEAVE ROOM WHERE YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR RIBBONS. You will glue the ribbons down THEN add a roll on top of the ribbon to hold it.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finish the box rose however you want. I filled the middle of mine in with flat marbles and sticky crystals.
    As you can see the ribbon has been attached UNDER the paper roll.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Decorate the other page however you like~! Now that the hard part it over have fun! This is a good time to use up scrapbooking scraps.

    The sticker says:
    Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
    Very fitting for the heart box I thought :)

  • How to make a scrapbook. Text Covered Altered Book  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now your done! This altered book can function as a scrapbook, piece of art, and token of your affection all at the same time! Now sit back and enjoy before you clean up the HUGE paper mess!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
very pretty!!!! great idea!!! XO's
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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
I love this and thank you for emailing me about it. It is so good to know that someone else loves rolling up paper. I rolled pages from daily calendars-Bad Girl's Guide to Life and a Snoopy one. I positioned them so that you could barely see the illustration. Glued them on a dollar store canvas and fabulous. Time to get a digital camera.....
You are great!!
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PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · 20 projects
this is so pretty, i love it <3
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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Great idea very nice.
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