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!