Walking-Iris Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 My MIL gave me two boxes of books that she had in storage. She *insisted* that I had to have them for homeschooling and wouldn't take no for an answer. :glare: She's sentimental to a fault and since her boys read them she just can't get rid of them. She sincerely looked disappointed that I didn't think much of her "treasure"---her word. The problem is they are trash. They are really old---not cool ,antique vintage old---but only really good for starting a campfire old. Besides most of them are books that we own and are a dime a dozen--Alice, Black Beauty, etc. Even if some of them are vintage, they are in really bad shape. And there's a set of circa 74 encyclopedias. She was really clueless as to why I didn't think they would be very helpful. :001_huh: And they smell something awful---they were not kept in decent storage. Anyway---I did look through them and most of the children's classics have colored pictures throughout. So I started to think maybe we could get crafty with them somehow? Frame the cute colored pics for the kids rooms, paint on the paper, fold and cut the papers somehow, ..... So has anyone done paper crafts with old books? used the paper or the hardback covers in any cute ways? I think I could salvage quite a bit if I had a goal/project in mind, and toss the rest. That might even satisfy her sentimentality. Ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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