I love books! I tend to keep the ones that will read over and over again, but the one read books are harder to get rid of – our local library does not except used books anymore, but I do donate them to Goodwill. As the books pile up in bags in my basement, waiting for the drop off – I always wonder what else I could do with them. Then I found a mirror that used pages from books as the decoration around the mirror – I had to try this. I purchased the mirror for $1 at Michaels and then I had all the other items at home.
Recycled Book Mirror (thanks to Creative Jewish Mom http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2010/05/make-a-recycled-book-page-sunburst-mirror.html)
1. Attach your mirror to a base. I used cardboard as my base and used the glue gun to secure.
2. Rip many pages out of an old book. I used an exacto knife to make the tearing out a little easier.
3. Place the page in front of you horizontally and taking the bottom right corner start to roll up, forming a cone. Glue the ending edge to the cone – set aside. Try to make the cones all about the same length.
4. I glued 4 cones on the base of the mirror first, to give myself a guide (north, south, east and west). I filled in from there. I had to really squeeze some of them in when I got to my guide cones.
6. Taking some beads or other decorations, decorate around the mirror, hiding where the cones were glued on.
7. Clean up the mirror and hang!