Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Box DIY

Whoa.. why hello very neglected blog! ...Well this is awkward... I know I have been around for awhile, but its only because I've been so very busy with my school finals and the upcoming holidays. Things are wacky these days but so very special at the same time. I'm hoping to get caught up on some looks and 60s inspiration very soon, BUT in the mean time I made a DIY especially for you! 
It's a vintage looking book box, an idea that I've been wanting to try for awhile.

What you'll need-
-A cool looking book you're willing to cut up
-Box cutter/exacto knife
-Strong, clear drying glue ( I used mod podge)
-a large paintbrush
- A ruler and a pencil

Find a cool book. I used Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner which I bought
at a local vintage book shop.

 Close the book but leave out the front hard cover and the first page.
Slather on your glue along the outside pages with the paintbrush. 
Make sure your pages are flat all together so when it dries the pages will be stuck
together creating a big chunk.

 Using the ruler, measure about a half and inch on each edge and mark. Then draw a long line that cuts through your marks. This will make a rectangle, which you will then carefully cut through.

Slowly you will keep cutting down through every page until you reach the back cover.
This will take awhile and you'll have plenty of ragged edges on the inside.

 Finally, tear up the pages that you have already cut out to make the bottom of your box. 
Spread more glue down and randomly place the words wherever you like, making sure that 
the entire inside is covered.

 And there you have it! A book box! This makes an excellent gift box or just a gift!
I think I'm going to further make mine into a clutch with an interesting gold clasp to keep it closed.
If you make it, let me know how it goes!


  1. this is a really cool diy perfect for the holidays, love it!

  2. i like your style and your blog...its amazing:)ciao

  3. In college I was in a ceramic course and I made this exact thing but out of clay. It opened up and everything, but this is just as boss. I dig it.

  4. this is great, such an alternative and individual thing to make !

  5. That looks absolutely lovely. (:

  6. this is awesome! thank you for a great, creative DIY idea!

  7. Thanks for this DIY project! I'll do this at home :)

  8. Wow that box looks awesome! Such a cute DIY. You did a great job.


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