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« on: December 30, 2007 11:44:46 PM »

I made this for a friend for Christmas.

At first glance it looks like an ordinary book:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff225/kaishabackwards/crafty%20things/1230070755.jpg

but it's NOT!
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Action shot, the action of an inanimate object holding other inanimate objects... yeah...
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff225/kaishabackwards/crafty%20things/1230070758.jpg

This is made from a book I found at the Salvation Army for .50 cents, some cheap velvety fabric, Elmer's glue and a glue gun. 

Sorry about the poor picture quality.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 05:12:49 AM »

Nifty. I did that when I was a kid and felt the need to hide things from the sister with whom I shared a room. Didn't look anywhere near that nice. The velvet is especially cool.
Did the friend like it?
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007 04:47:18 PM »

I just made one of these too. I didn't put any felt in it though.... that's a nice touch. I may have to use that idea.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 05:03:39 PM »

Very nicely done; I like the velvet lining.

How did you cut out the insides of the pages?  I did a hollow book in high school, and mainly remember spending a really long time chopping up pages with an exacto knife and having sore fingers afterwards.  Which, come to think of it, may be why I've never done another one.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008 07:58:46 PM »

I really like that. I've been thinking about making one, for being a cool kid's sake, but it seems like it would be very tedious. Tell me I'm wrong?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008 10:07:25 PM »

it seems like it would be very tedious. Tell me I'm wrong?

Sorry, no can do, this took me forever and I'm working on one right now that is 3 times as thick and it makes me want to tear out my own hair.  I'm told that it goes much faster with a dremel tool and so Im thinking of investing in one but I don't know for sure, sorry.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 06:59:12 AM »

I was going to do one of these for my neice for Christmas. I found the perfect book for twenty-five cents at the thrift store. Got home and broke out the exacto knife. What I ended up with was a blister on my finger and some uneven pages, which I figured I could fix. Then came my mistake...I started gluing the pages together...yep, a big ripply mess.   Cry   It's noe sitting on the table waiting for the how to fix it inspiration to hit.

how did you keep the pages together or did they stay when you put the lining in.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008 07:26:50 AM »

i've also heard a dremel makes this go faster, with the added bonus of evening out the pages.  when i did one of these, i stuck the pages together with regular old glue... what're yours done with?  does the velvet add much bulk to the book?
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008 07:54:52 AM »


how did you keep the pages together or did they stay when you put the lining in.

I used normal Elmer's glue but also closed it and weighted it down so that it wouldn't warp like that and I painted the outside and inside edges with glue.  dig?
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008 08:05:24 AM »

i've also heard a dremel makes this go faster, with the added bonus of evening out the pages.  when i did one of these, i stuck the pages together with regular old glue... what're yours done with?  does the velvet add much bulk to the book?

I just bought a dremel and I LOVE it.  It is so much easier! And the pages are smooth I dont even need to add the lining on this one.  I just used Regular Elmers glue but I weighted it down so that it didn't warp.  And the velvet doesnt add almost any bulk.  You really can just put it on the shelf with all the other books and it looks normal.
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