This is a really cool craft project. Vases made of old books. Looks hard, but with my easy to follow "how to", you will be able to make a bunch of these.
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  1. Create a template on some thin cardboard. Draw the profile of half a vase. Don't make them to complicated, at least not at first.
  2. Cut it out with sharp craft scissors.
  3. Insert the template in an old book opened on the first page.
  4. With a sharp craft knife cut along the template.
  5. Keep on going until you are through all the pages of the book.
  6. Cut of the book's covers and remove the template.
  7. Open the book and fold it backward, before gluing the pages together with a hot glue gun.


Photography by Ellen Silverman

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