Last week I shared how I made a few quick changes to the mantel to decorate things for Thanksgiving. I wanted to share with you the repurposed book flower that I made.
This is a simple project to make as long as you have some old books on hand.
I originally saw this idea on Pinterest and decided this was a great accent piece for the mantel. I wanted to give my flower a few accents, so I started by spray painting the ends of the book. You can use any color that you would like, I used black to give it a more rustic look to match the yellowed pages.
I decided to cut my book in half so the flower would not be too long for my mantel and to also add more petals to the flower since my book was not that thick. I started by marking the book in the center and using scissors to cut the pages in half. I used a hacksaw to cut the binding of the book.
Since I am anal, I counted my pages and divided equally so my petals would be the same size. You could just eyeball it and that will work too. Once I had my pages divided, fold the page ends into the center of the book and glue into place.
I placed a rubber band on the outside of the flower to hold the pages in place until the glue dried.
Once the glue is dry, I glued the 2 parts of the book together and placed a button in the center to give my flower some character.
I am loving how this turned out. I will also be sharing those burlap vases with you later this week.