If I had to describe one thing about my house it would be that it's overflowing with books. I mean, there are books on shelves, books on tables, books in chairs, we really have books everywhere (see even my sentences are sounding like Dr. Seuss rhymes). Needless to say, ever since I could remember my house has always been a sea of books.
Now if this was a Nancy Drew novel and we were following the clues to figure out how this story began, the trail of dog-eared books and tattered bookmarks would lead straight to my mother. My mother has always been an advocate of reading and always encouraged the hobby growing up. With that being said, at the ''wise age'' of eight I didn't take to the idea of reading as a hobby and would instead use my books as ''skates'' when inside the house. My mother not being thrilled with this idea decided to encourage crafting instead (thanks mom)!
The reading bug did eventually bite me but not as strong as Spider-Man being bitten by that gross radioactive spider. I didn't turn into a fast pace super-ninja reader but I did read a few classics and found a group of books which I liked reading.
What does this all have to do with crafting you might ask? Well, recently I came across these book tabs from 7Gypsies and they reminded me of not only my mother but of an item that I used to have which was used for storage. The item was made to look like old books when it was actually a storage box. I thought the overall concept was really neat and that it would make a fun craft project for any new beginning crafter.
So today I'll be showing you how you can transform
a simple paper-mache box to look like a bunch of vintage books which will also
act as storage!