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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Making Old Book Pages Shelf Liner....




Good Morning.. 
Hoping you are all fine and keeping well this week.. 
Just a quick post today to show you a little tweaking that I accomplished yesterday.. 
A couple of years ago I decided I needed the cupboard doors off of a couple of my cabinets.. 
Dear hubby did that for me and I lined the shelves with some home made shelf papers.. 
Well, they needed spiffed up for awhile so I just removed them but made some new ones yesterday.. 
I thought some of you new followers might like to try this.. 
I bought the hole puncher from Michaels with a coupon and have certainly received value for the money .. 
I use it to make shelf paper, of course but also to make gift bags, cards and such.. 
I just used an old book for the paper and after measuring I glued a couple of pages together and hole punched.. 
Easy, eh? 
Then I folded down the edge with a knife to make it stiff and placed them on the shelves.. 
A nice little change.. 

Do you have any other ideas for the hole puncher?  
I saw them lately at the Walmart and they were cheaper but about the same price if you have a coupon for Michaels.. 

Today, I hope to finish organizing a little coffee corner and will share that later.. 
We are in the midst our March break here in N. B. for our grand kids and it is a beautiful sunny day.. 

Thanking God today for His loving kindness... 
Sending you all a hug.. 

Linked with Stephanie HERE..
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37 comments:

  1. Good morning, Faye
    Such a cute idea!! That really adds a huge dose of charm to your shelving!
    I have an edge punch someplace... I should find it and use it ***smile**.

    Enjoy that beautiful sunshine :)

    ~K.

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  2. What a sweet idea!! The trick is finding an "old book" that you don't mind using up the pages, eh?

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    1. I used an old encyclopaedia that I had .. I keep anything interesting in a file folder.. smile..

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  3. I'm with Bevy! I don't know if I could cut up the pages!

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  4. Wonderful idea looks lovely ! The kiddies here are on March break from the 16th to 20th the school bus passes by our house every day on March break no school bus . I do so enjoy hearing and seeing the school bus reminds me of my school bus days from the farm ! Having a mixed weather day here today freezing rain warning across the board very wet snow falling now . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  5. Cute idea. I just found 2 like that at a flea market for $1 each. I plan to use them on my price tags.

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  6. Faye what a cute idea.....I love the look~~ I will have to agree with Bevy and Laura though, finding a book to use would be my problem :) We are expecting another 6-9 inches of snow tomorrow, but enjoyed beautiful sunshine yesterday. Enjoy your day!

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  7. That is so pretty. It kind of looks like fabric to me. I'd get an old book from the thrift store and punch away! I love this idea. I'll be thinking about other hole punch projects.... Have a great day!

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  8. What a wonderful idea, I love the shelf liners.
    I have never seen a punch like that, I will have to look in the craft shop in Lincoln.
    Fondly Michelle

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  9. You are one clever lady, my friend! Love this idea! Just so happens I am making a trip to Michael's later on today. :) xo

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  10. Oh wow...I love this! I have a small punch that makes decorative corners but have never seen one like this! How do you decide which books to use? So lovely!

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  11. That's a great idea Faye. It really looks pretty and I like the old book pages. I should get one of those pretty lace hole punches. I hear more snow is coming. Take Care.

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  12. Thrift stores are, indeed, wonderful for finding old books, including books easier on the heart for destroying, heehee. I have thought about doing this so many times, I really like the look of it - and it reminds me of the Ingalls family doing the same. I think for they're little what-not shelves? Beautiful!

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  13. Oh Faye, I love the look, great idea. Thanks Francine.

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  14. Love the idea. Spring break here starting next Friday (13th)-not really break, I have papers to write. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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  15. Enchanting - now on the look out for stencil cutters in Australia

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  16. Faye, I love it! Did you pin it so more could see it? Old book pages are so fascinating. Good job!

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  17. This is such a delightful and charming idea, Faye! I absolutely love it :) I have one of those edge punches so I'm thinking I may have to do this soon. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  18. A good idea to use the punch to make a decorative edge!! xx

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  19. Beautiful shelf papers! Thanks for the wonderful idea! :-)

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  20. Would love to get a punch like that,
    I remember you doing this before.
    I think it is wonderful!

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  21. What a cute idea! i need to get a punch like that. I recently saw an idea of taking a lunch bag and punching the top, then folding it down and lacing a ribbon under the punched spot. They used them as gift bags and it was really cute too.

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  22. ACKKKKK! EEEEEEK! I love book page projects! This is adorable! And cheap! The scallop and "eyelet" is so cute.

    Hugs!
    Kelley~

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  23. What a lovely idea! It looks great. Pam in Norway

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  24. Aww, Faye...I just LOVE this gorgeous idea! Your shelves look so very beautiful with the book paper edging and also extremely creative! Old books are simply fantastic and I have such fun coming up with new ways to use them! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Love and hugs,
    Kelly-Anne

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  25. Faye,
    I like this idea a lot. I have a few of those punches as well. Looks like I have some new ideas to try with them. Not sure if I could use a book I'd probably use wrapping paper or brown paper. Also some of those punched out patterns of the punches work a treat as a stencil.
    Thank you for sharing.
    -Shiralee.

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  26. Faye, what a lovely idea, I do like the punched edges, they look so pretty. Have a Blessed Week. Woo xx

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  27. such a pretty way to spruce up your shelves, love that we can use these punches for home decor too!

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  28. Cute! I have a cow creamer, too! :)

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  29. Dear Faye,
    That's an awesome idea! Looks sweet!
    Love ya,
    Char

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  30. I love your shelf liners. Such a cute edge on them. I hope all is going well for you and yours. God bless.

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  31. What a clever idea. Love the edge.

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  32. Hi Faye, always nice to visit you...My Mom read that poem The Burial of Moses a few years ago to her daughters when we were together....it almost choked me up when I saw it:) My Mom does not have a computer but I know if she did...oh she'd love your blog! :)

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  33. What a lovely and frugal idea! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :) So pretty!

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