School’s over—or almost is. Are you jumping for joy?? Glad to be rid of all those schoolbooks you’ve been lugging around? Wish you could toss them into a huge bonfire? How ’bout this for a creative way to handle old textbooks?
P. Smith of the Penwiper website made this by painting the edges of the book pages with glue, then gluing the edges of all the covers to the hardened pages (leaving the top cover free) and weighting it down. After it dried, Smith hollowed it out, then painted the inside with floor wax (varnish would work too), glued cardboard inside, then covered all the surfaces with fancy endpaper (wrapping paper or even wallpaper samples would work). With a belt from a secondhand store, you’ll have a great steampunk purse.
And if you like steampunk or are into the environment, stop back tomorrow for another crafty idea. Anyone who enjoyed the fun prom dresses from trash bags and toilet paper that we posted during Prom Mania will applaud this teen who made a difference.
Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.