Who is this Bee or Dee

A crafting blog for the two of us

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Up cycling our challenge on TIOT this week

I was a little stumped this week and then remembered the lovely book about book recycling that Dee bought me for Mothers day.  I have been meaning to sort some readers digest books for a while to use, a little difficult as my late husband had bought them for me.  One was in a real state of dis-repair so I used that one, to create my projects and I still have half a book and cover plus some lovely pictures from the book.  My only extras were some distressed ink and some scrap card from the throw out box.  Thank you to Debbie for the crumpling, distressing and inking.

 These are tags made from one page from the book and then crumpled etc
 These are flowers folded in the kusudama style using papers cut into squares of various sizes.
The folded book could be used as storage for business cards or letters, I put tags in using scraps of left-over pages.  Almost a truly re cycled project.  Thank you foor looking.  Hugs Bee


Blogger Claudia N. said...

I LOVE projects made with or from books, Bee!

Your tags and the flowers are absolutely beautiful. And the presentation too!

Claudia x

26 March 2013 at 10:36  
Blogger zandra said...

Love using old books, especially, love your flowers!
Hugz, Z

26 March 2013 at 13:10  
Blogger SandeeNC said...

I love your altered book pages Bee, especially the flowers. I will have to check out that kusudama technique! Thanks for visiting my blog today, it's a fun challenge! ( Tell Dee, I would LOVE for her to use my idea for her Sunday School Class next year :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

26 March 2013 at 16:21  
Blogger Meggymay said...

Love the things you have made from old books, the flowers look gorgeous.
Yvonne x

26 March 2013 at 21:43  
Blogger My name is Cindy said...

Oh Bee I love this! And the flowers are amazing, will have to google that folding technique. As a librarian who over the years has had to get used to books being thrown away I am really in favour of recycled books in art - it certainly beats the bin!! Happy Easter, Cindy

27 March 2013 at 12:14  
Blogger Cathy L. Calamas said...

Really Beautiful. Those flowers are amazing

28 March 2013 at 17:24  
Blogger Mrs.B said...

Great project Bee, Love the flowers. A lovely way to use and old book.
Avril xx

31 March 2013 at 16:51  
Blogger butterfly said...

What a gorgeous altered book - those flowers look so cool! Great recycling inspiration, thank you!
Alison x

7 April 2013 at 09:03  
Blogger Alexa said...

A great use for the book - a new lease of life!! x

8 April 2013 at 21:11  

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