I love old books.
I love walking to old bookshops and being overwhelmed with the smell of old books.
Recently, a friend of mine gave me about 100 of her used books. I was thrilled!
Not only could I get some good reads out of the pile but also had pages and pages to use for crafts!
So I made this vintage/antique store centerpiece a few Sundays ago. The bunny and doilies are my mothers so I'll have to buy some of my own once I move out. The mason jar is from my collection of wedding centerpieces.
I tore the cover off of two of the books and gave them an older/antique look by staining the pages with coffee. I bent the binding a little and scrapped away at some of the pages with a pair of scissors. I was really rough with the poor things and even set them outside, sitting wide open, to dry in the sun.
I really love how old the books looked when I was done abusing them. I tied the little one with twine and added a paper doily just because I have so many sitting around.
What do you think I should make with the other books I have laying around?