Monday, December 17, 2012

Q & A: Library Shorts - Julia Gets Crafty

Turn Books Into Holiday Presents


In today's Library Shorts, Julia lends a hand with a last minute, homemade present idea!  There are many things I love about Julia, but one reason that is super "librariany" is her willingness to weed books from her collection.  Contrary to popular belief, weeding books is not a sin.  Really.  I love books.  I love the way they look all straight and pretty on a shelf.  I love the way old books smell (most of the time).  And I love organizing books.  Yes.  I'm a nerd.  But not all books belong on a shelf in the library.  And in those instances when a book needs to go, but is still in decent shape, crafting is an excellent alternative to just tossing.  It allows you to give those books a second life as something beautiful and nostalgic.  

I have used book pages to make a "book garden", turned old books into purses, and hidden secret treasures in book boxes.  Each book's second life is making my home one of a kind.

Check out Julia's books present ideas and give someone special a truly unique present!

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