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Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Book Lover's Gift



Recycled book pages 
become a great gift for 
any friend that loves a good book. 



I cut a circle from foam-core.
Rolled book pages into very tight cones.
Made my collage pictures from black and white photo clips.

 Next came the magic of the hot glue gun.

I also used a touch of Walnut ink on the edges
 of the cones and the photos, 
just to give it a little extra pizzazz :)



If you are having a frugal Christmas,
never under estimate the power of a green recycled gift. 


Green is in & handmade is special.




It is the thought that counts :)


Merry Christmas

Connie :)


Check out my Give-Away
Details are on the Dec. 11th post.
To enter all you have to do is:
Be A Follower & Leave A Comment.
(on this post or any post after this until the drawing date of 1/1/13)

each new comment raises your chances to win :)

P.S.   I will not put this long of a date on my next give-away . . .
It has been a struggle not to go a head and draw a name . . .
but I believe in doing what you say and 1/1/13 was the date I started with.
I've decided a week is plenty long enough.
I can not wait to see who wins.
Sorry  . . . for the long period of time :( 
Connie 
 

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38 comments:

  1. Hi Connie,
    Thanks for coming by my blog because now I have found you. Your blog is great. I am now a new follower of your blog. I would love to have an entry into your give away. Thanks so much.
    Kris

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    1. Hi Kris and thank you for visiting and for following.
      Your blog is lovely . . . I recommend anyone reading this to pay you a visit.
      Good luck on the give-away
      Merry Christmas
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. That's a great idea Connie. A book lover would really enjoy this gift. Thank you for posting
    x

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    1. Hi there . . . thank you and Merry Christmas.
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  3. I am amazed on how many things books can do. This project turned out great!

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    1. Hi Daniela . . . I know, and it is very hard to destroy a book . . .but once in a while you get one that is just not good reading . . . so I say, save it for up-cycling.
      Merry Christmas
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  4. Great idea, Connie. Can I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    with affection,

    Lynne.x.

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    1. Hello Lynn . . . thank you and right back at you.
      I hope that your Christmas is filled with every joy imaginable :)
      Merry Christmas
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. A very merry Christmas to you :)! Lovely gift you made. have a great day!
    Maria

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    1. Hello Maria, thank you :)
      Merry Christmas
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  6. A good idea, Connie! And you are correct green is in and handmade is special - and I LOVE it! Christa

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    1. Hi Christa, thank you!!!
      Merry Christmas
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. What a cute idea for a book lover, Connie. It turned out really cute-xo Diana

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    1. Hello Diana, thank you . . . I have been thinking about your jello cake all day. It is just Steve and I this Christmas, so I'm trying to convince myself that it is okay to bake a cake. I can be a huge sugar consumer if I don't watch myself . . . so do I need the temptation? I feel like the cartoon character with the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other . . . and then I think, "It's Christmas, enjoy"! I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing :)
      Merry Christmas
      Good luck on the give-away
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  8. This is a great wreath! Where did you get the black and white photo clips? Are you keeping this for yourself or giving it to a book-lover friend?

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    1. Hi Melanie, I have already given it to a new friend and I think that she really liked it a lot:)
      As for the photos, copied and pasted from a Google search .
      Merry Christmas
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  9. It looks wonderful, Connie, and is so creative. A great gift.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours. Jx

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    1. Hi Jackie, thank you :)
      Merry Christmas
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  10. Your wreath is delightful!!! I love handcrafted items, the addition of the photos makes it really special. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful holiday, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, We have been having a lovely holiday . . . instead of exchanging gifts Steve and I decided to exchange date nights . . . he plans one and I plan one. It's been a lot of fun.
      Merry Christmas and Good luck on the give-away.
      Connie :)

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  11. Another inspirational make. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Hello Gill, thank you and I do hope that your holiday season is a very joyful one.
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blobbing sister, Connie

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  12. Get your own home based job in data entry, copy pasting, clicking and different more jobs
    www.jobzcorner.com

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    1. Thanks for the offer . . . but no thanks.
      Merry Christmas
      Connie

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  13. Hey Connie,
    Merry Christmas to you and yours...thanks for the fun blogging look forward to more of it in 2013. xxxx

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    1. Hello Bron, thank you for the sweet sentiments . . . and merry Christmas to you.
      Good luck on the give-away
      Connie :)

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  14. What a fantastic idea! I know several book lovers who would love this!

    May the peace, joy and love of the season be yours all year long!

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    1. Hi Laura,
      The lady that I gave it to seemed to really appreciate it.
      Happy Holidays,
      Connie :)

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  15. What a lovely and inspirational idea Connie-am all for making things out of our redundant and ordinary everyday items. Merry Xmas to you and look forward to following your blog in 2013. Celia

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    1. Hi Celia, I am very excited to have you as a follower.
      I agree that making things from ordinarily thrown out materials,
      is exciting. I am seeing so many beautiful new items created from recycled materials.
      I love the challenge and the reward of the finished craft.
      I'm looking very forward to getting to know you better.
      Happy New Year, and good luck on the give-away.
      Connie :)

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  16. Hello Connie!!!
    What a great idea for your wreath I am sure the recipient really loved it!!!
    You have a lot of wonderful things for your booth I am sure you will do well!!!
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.
    Merry Christmas and may your New Year be wonderful!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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    1. Hi Suzann,
      It is lovely to get this sweet visit from you.
      Thank you for your sweet comment.
      Happy New Year,
      Connie :)

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  17. This is gorgeous!What a great idea and I'm sure anyone would be pleased to receive this as a gift.Have a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      Thank you for your lovely compliment.
      I think that she did love it . . .
      Happy New Year,
      Connie :)

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  18. Oh Connie I hope I can get a comment on here. Having problems. You are so creative. You git my creative
    brain working after I see what your doing ;-)

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    1. Hi Nancy, I'm happy that I can inspire you in any small way. I think that if you can get to creating and doing some of the things that you love . . . you will get to feeling better. I do hope that you are better, my prayers are with you, Connie :)

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