A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 307,942
Currently Running With Scissors:
394 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 3 book purses  (Read 4025 times)
Tags for this thread: book_purse  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
stacijane
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008 06:10:22 PM »

These are so cute!  I agree with Seraphina - you may see something someone else did and go with it, but we always end up putting our own spin on it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MelCap
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008 03:31:40 PM »

Hi Guys,

Thanks so much for all the positive feed back! 

For the holes, I used a drill & a fat drill bit.   The 2 sides of the grommets that are supposed to fit together were too thick for the book & I also didn't have the "grommet tool"  so I just glued the smaller half of the grommets to the holes (both inside & out).   

I used the E6000 glue that I saw recommended on here, boy that stuff holds well, but those purses STINK -- they smell like a skunk!

Next time, I'm thinking craft glue for the majority of the bag, and E6000 for the "tough to glue" areas.   

Thanks again,

M



THIS ROCKS   Logged
christephi
Offline Offline

Posts: 1006
Joined: 22-Feb-2008

From a tiny seed grows a giant tree.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008 08:56:32 PM »

I love these bags.  I would love to make some, but I love to read and I would have a hard time taking a book apart to make a bag.  It always makes me mad when I let someone borrow a book and I get it back all messed up.

I agree about having a hard time messing up decent books. My sister hit on the idea of buying books from a thrift store. She got 'em in some other language and didn't feel so bad about ripping 'em up. They're gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog: Sprouting Flowers

Follow me on Twitter @christephi
mamachka
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008 06:50:08 AM »

Brilliant! And SO pretty! All of them! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kannd86
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008 12:17:44 PM »

I got an old book for 50 cents at the library.  It was an outdated computer/math type book, so I'm not afraid to destroy it.  Just don't pick a classic!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
paigepatchouli
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008 09:01:58 AM »

These are beautiful and awesome.
I am so jealous.=D
THIS ROCKS   Logged

<3 Paige
eds6619
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008 12:33:23 PM »

Love them.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
claudiaassencao
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008 01:58:15 AM »

OMG They are ADORABLE!!!b Roll Eyes
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love to knit, crochet, paint and some other stuff!! =)
http://claudiaassencao.blogspot.com
creationsbyclark
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2008 02:10:21 PM »

I am loving the black and white one in the middle!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absent!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
OOOOOHKLAHOMA! Where the wind...
Tute Tuesday: Hand-Bound Book
A Little Birdie Told Me

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.