I have a fun spin on this recycled book page ornament from Playing with Books: Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book to share with you before Easter. I pulled out my McGill egg punch and an old book and started cutting egg shapes.
Instead of sewing the pages together as the project from Playing with Books: Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book instructs, I simply used a glue stick to make my three-dimensional paper egg ornament. I put a loop of gold cord inside the new center spine before I glued the last two egg sides together. I think it will make a fun new addition to my egg ornament collection. I think an old kids' Easter picture book might be cool to try this project with!
If you like cutting up books to make new things, check out Playing with Books: Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book which is packed full of great tutorials and ideas.
In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art.
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Jason Thompson is the founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery, and author of Making Journals By Hand (Rockport Publishing 2001). He is highly regarded as a book designer with integrity who creates unique handbound books and other fine bindings, as well as a popular blogger who writes about bookbinding, book arts, artist books, and paper craft.