...Create: DIY Projects

Cut-Out Book

This is a pretty simple tutorial. All you need is an X-Acto knife, tacky glue, a paintbrush, a book, a piece of parchment paper, and some muscle.

IMG_0821

I started by cutting out the center part of the pages. This step is where the muscle comes in handy. Skip the first couple of pages because those will be used to reinforce the walls of the book’s center.

Picture 7

Then I painted glue along the page walls.

IMG_0825

To ensure the front and back covers would not stick to the pages I placed a piece of parchment paper around the glued pages. Close your book with the parchment paper inside and place some weight on top of the closed book.

Picture 8

Once your book has dried you can choose what you’d like to do with it. You can simply use it as a secretive storage place, or you can choose to do other neat things with your book! I found two really great DIY projects involving a cut-out book. One turns the book into a book planter–a secret garden of sorts. The other project converts the book into a clutch. Both offer innovative options for altering an unused, hardback book.

Advertisements

One thought on “Cut-Out Book

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s