Frame It Up with Book Pages!

Are you like me and love the look of book page walls? Are you like me and don't want to commit to doing a whole wall or think, "What happens when I no longer want pages on my walls?"  Kind of like this...
I took this picture from poppytalk.blogspot.comSo I had one of my...

Light Bulb moments. And I must tell you this project took me all of 15 minutes to make! Instead of doing a whole wall, I took one of the books that I got at a recent garage sale...
See them? In the bottom left corner of the above picture. THIS is another good reason to buy old books.

First, I took a large frame that I had hanging in my sewing/craft room and cut cardboard that would fit the frame. Then using scrapbooking double sided tape, I took each page and just put tape on the top back of the page. I laid it on the cardboard working from the bottom corner, across that row, then started a new row above that overlapping a bit.  At the top, I had just a little space unfinished so I just cut the book page in half and applied it the same way.
I then decided to hang my toile platter in the center since it matches the toile fabric that I have used in the room. A nail will go right through the page, cardboard and into the wall to allow hanging whatever you want in the center of your frame.
I do think, that to get the right effect of seeing the book pages around the center item, you need to have a much larger frame like I used.
Fantastic! Now I have the look without the commitment!!! Go ahead...you can do it too!

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  1. What a neat idea! I have tons of books that I won't read again that I could use to make this.

    Found you at Homemaker on a Dime.

  2. Terry what a fantastic idea I love it! LOVE the plate too! Martina

  3. Hi! I love it! The frame is gorgeous too! I'm already wondering what book I could use to make this!

    I'm a new follower from the Creative Bloggers' Hop! Hope you can hop by my blog too!


  4. Love your idea!!! Looks so unique and old. Will probably have to borrow this idea. Thanks for the inspiration ~ newest follower.

  5. I just adore old books for display AND for destroying to use in projects! Great idea -- looks fantastic and so many possibilities!

  6. I am a book lover but not beyond using pages of an old, tired, worn book that is beyond repair. This a cleaver and creative way to display items! I adore your huge old frame. Where did you find that treasure?


  7. That is really a great idea! The frame is so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  8. Inspired! You little creative thing you.

  9. Oh wow, I love it! And your frame is totally sensational too!!!

  10. Such an ingenious idea! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  11. Love it, aren't book pages just the best! I love using sheet music too.

  12. Hi Terry, What a creative idea! I also love the plate and frame. Thanks for sharing this pretty project at my Open House party.

  13. Hello! I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I am a participant too. I love your idea of using old books. I live in a country where I could easily access old hardbound books on sale. I might consider your craft.

    I am enjoying browsing at your blog and I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. Have a great week!

  14. This is a super-duper idea. I could see using this in a lot of different ways--covering an old bulletin board, framing out a wall section with molding...see, you've gotten the wheels turning.

  15. Terry~ first time here..and I don't know how I missed you! I love the idea..and it looks fabulous..although the pages couldn;t be from any of my favorite books...I am an avid book reader...
    Your newest follower...
    Cricket @ gypsea nurse

  16. How cute! Great way to use not only an old frame, but also some lovely book pages for a backdrop to a beautiful object! Love this idea!
    Blessings! Doni

  17. That turned out great!! Can't wait to try!

  18. Which book did you decide to use for this??


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