Bonjour Mes Amis!
Today I wanted to show you one of my latest creations, an altered and embellished vintage book bundle.
I've enjoyed making them in the past, and part of the fun is that they all turn out differently!
I must say that this one is my favorite so far!
Another great thing is that I didn't have to purchase anything for this project!
My motto is "make the most of what you've got".
So I love trying to find creative uses for all of the materials that I already have, rather than running out to the craft store to buy a bunch of stuff!
Anyway, I took a couple of vintage books that I had lying around and removed their covers.
(no worries, I didn't damage any valuable books, I would never do that! They were just old Reader's Digest books that had been all but forgotten!).
I had so much fun putting this together. Let me show you some of the pretty details.
I bound the books together with a wide piece of burlap. Then I hand tore a long strip of the most gorgeous material that has glittery light blue crowns all over (love!). I also used some really pretty light blue lace. The crown fabric and lace were given to me a while back by sweet and thoughtful Susan over at
Adding the embellishments is half the fun! With some blue and white baker's twine, I tied on this neat skeleton key imprinted with the word "memory".
I thought my little clay birdie tag would be the perfect addition, too. You may remember me showing you my tags awhile back. I thought this glittery light blue tag was just what my book stack needed!
And the piece de la resistance is this large faux blue flower (love!).
I've got a little surprise for you..............
This flower didn't start out life blue, oh no! It was from a large bunch I purchased last year, in bright autumn-ish shades. Well, I just knew those tones wouldn't work, so I thought, why not try painting a blossom?
So that is just what I did, and I am pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out!
Of course I had to add some glitter to the blossom,
'cause you can never have too much glitter!
I must say that I really love how it all came together! I've added this bundle to my Etsy shop, and I can hardly wait to create more! Of course I'll have to make one for myself while I'm at it:)
Have a happy and safe 4th!