I found several instructions for beaded edgings that I find really cute.
Personally I wouldn’t work them on scarves or similar, but on jewelry like pins or cards and artist books just like the bead picots.
Lacy Beaded Edging
Another very dear friend sent me the link to the inventive technique on how to staple together little notebooks.
I tried it: It works great! And fast! And neat!
At any rate it is a really great idea that I’m glad to spread.
Playing cards could well serve as cover here ;-)
I found an instruction for a cute notebook that is simply made with folded paper as pages and playing cards as cover.
That could be a nice quick small present.
I found a tutorial on how to make a wonderful library pocket book.
Though our library doesn’t have such library pockets and I don’t feel like buying them in internet.
That is why I designed some pockets myself. If you like you can download my library pocket template (link see below).
I’m planning to make a book where the pockets are made from patterned paper, the flower paper on the photo e.g.
For that purpose I will print the template, glue the paper so, that it is patterned on both sides and then cut the pockets from the template.
And then I will begin to embellish ;-))
Library Pocket Book
Here at unikatissima: unikatissima’s Library Pocket Template (PDF – ca. 80 KB)
If you want to make Altered Books or Artist Books, or maybe book purses, or you want possibly remove individual book pages to make a beautiful card, then the tutorial on how to easily remove pages from books may be helpful: you moist a thread, lay it into the book at the place where you want to remove a page, close the book firmly, so that the moisture can enter the paper and then you can tear the paper cleanly.
It’s the same principle as for tearing paper, but here the moist line is certainly straight and much thinner.
I always found flip books fascinating, therefore I had to present an instruction on how to make it youself from your own film.
I really must try it one day ;-)
Soon it may be that you get lots of books. You want perhaps to get rid of some old books – or even some new ;-))
Via How to Make and Do-How to recycle Books I found a tutorial for a really great book lamp.
There you can find other good ideas, too.
Find more ideas at How can I Recycle This?, e.g. to make an Altered Book from.
Then I found a tutorial on how to make a book lampstand (which I don’t find as beautiful as the book lamp, but it ‘uses’ more books ;-)).
I also liked the Bookhooks and Romans a clef great as an inspiration for crafters ;-)
I guess that you can make jewelry stands in the same way?!
I also found the book book ends, the book safe and another book safe, the “Audiobook” (an iPod case), the book book shelf and and and … ;-)
… into a book lamp (at instructables.com)
(via How to Make and Do-How to recycle Books and How can I Recycle This?)
… into a book lampstand
… into a coat hook
… into a key hanger (via Siebensachen)
… into an artist book (here at unikatissima)
… into book book ends (at instructables.com)
… into a safe (and another safe) (at instructables.com)
… into an iPod case (“Audiobook” ;-)) (at instructables.com)
… into a book book shelf (at instructables.com)
…and much more ;-)
I love those book purses, although I haven’t made any yet (up until now I’m only collecting links to tutorials ;-)).
At craftster.org I found a tutorial on how to make a really cute notebook purse that I had to put immediately on my to-do list.