I found the sweetest little vintage children's book the other day at the thrift store. It was marked 10 cents. And it was 50% off. So, I got it for only 5 cents.
As you can tell from this photos, it was in pretty bad shape. The binding was taped together.
But, the pages were still intact and not ripped, so I knew that I could make something cute with it.
I just loved the retro illustrations!
This morning, I took the book apart and laid all of the pages out on my dining room table.
Then, I trimmed the rough edges and punched two holes at the top of the pages
I threaded the pages through a long piece of ivory yarn
And oila! An super cute, one of a kind, banner for Ruth and Joseph's wall!
To hang, I simply knotted the ends of the yarn around little pins that I stuck in the wall.
(I really love the old tape on this page of the book, don't you?)
I am really pleased with how this bunting turned out. It took me all of thirty minutes to complete, and only cost five cents!!
This is such a great little project and a fantastic way to repurpose old books that are broken. And it would be really fun to do with your preschooler. A perfect lesson in cutting, punching holes, and threading yarn!
If you make one, too, please send me a photo! I'd love to see what you come up with!
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