Santa Claus Coat Rack with Country Living & Hometalk

When Santa Claus, gets home from his long night’s ride around the world, he was lacking a place to hang his coat and hat.   Since the jolly old guy loved the Classic Christmas Books Stocking Hanger than I made last year, I knew he’d love a coat rack made of red and white  books, ‘cuz he’s a red and white kind of fella! 🙂

Repurposed Book into a Wall Hook

I was digging through my stash in my workshop, and came across a book about birds, with a pretty cover, patterned with bird feathers. I’m not even sure where I got it, but I remembered that I had a bird wall hook in my stash too, and they seemed to belong together.

Back to School Decor Roundup – Old School Style!

 Today, I’m sharing a Back to School Inspired Roundup of some of my favorite projects, graphics, and decor. Based on the number of them, you may think I loved school and was a good student, but alas, I wasn’t. I spent most of my days behind the desk, staring out the window, waiting for the recess bell to ring. Nonetheless, I love school-inspired projects and think they make great home decor.  I’ve included lots of free printables, fun projects, and {Read More}

New Book Page Canvas Art Design

It’s been a busy, fun and crowded, 2-1/2 weeks at my house, while my mom, nephew, and niece were here visiting, and I’m sad it’s come to a close.  They are boarding the train to return home shortly, and my house will seem too quiet for the next few days.  I’m already looking forward to September, when my mom and dad will return for another visit.  I haven’t worked on many projects while my mom was here, but a customer {Read More}

Book Page Canvas Wall Art

This week I’ve been focusing on expanding my “line”of book page canvas wall art signs.  It’s a stretch to call it a “line”, as I have two styles available right now, but I will be adding more next week, and plan to create additional styles, and may offer some printable versions as well. My newest one is this Amazing Grace canvas sign.  I used pages from a very old Bible, which are extremely fragile to work with, but their color {Read More}

Repurposed Book Pages…The Stockings Were Hung

Last week, I showed you the antique headboard that I turned into a coat rack.  I listed it in my shop, but figured it might not sell for awhile, so I decided to keep it in my living room and use it to hang my family’s Christmas stockings on.  I wanted to add something vintage Christmasy-looking to the center of the headboard, so I drew a small stocking template, then used it to cut a bunch of little stockings out {Read More}

{Back-to-School} Dictionary Page Banner

I’m still in denial that it’s back-to-school time.  Summer always seems to fly by quickly, but this summer seemed twice as fast as usual.  Deny as I will, my middle son leaves for college tomorrow morning and my oldest son leaves for the same college Sunday evening.  It will be so strange to have the two of them gone.  My daughter will also be starting college soon, but she’ll still live it home.  It’s so hard to believe that I’m {Read More}

Repurposed Book Page Projects

You know I love crafting with old book pages, and I’ve got an abundance of old books, so I’ve curated a Book Page Projects board for Hometalk with lots of ideas of things you can make with “junk” books, including these book page pinwheels and several more of my own projects. You can see all the many, many projects I’ve made using them HERE. Here are just a few project ideas you’ll find. Book Page Canvas Wall Art Book Page {Read More}

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow It all started with a book page bow banner I made and sold in my Etsy shop…. Another customer saw it and asked if I would make her 100 really small bows that she planned to use on baby shower invitations. “Oh sure – no problem!“, I responded. I do enjoy making them, but my kitchen counter is now decorated with spiderweb-like strands of hot glue, I burned myself a few times, and I {Read More}