Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vintage Christmas Craft Idea: Making Gifts From Old Children's Books

Making A Recipe Book From A Vintage Christmas Golden Book

I saved all my children's Golden books for years and than finally gave them away to a young couple who just had their first son.  Here is a neat idea for those of you who still have a few vintage Golden
books hanging around. Or if you too gifted your Golden books long ago, you can visit a local flea market, thrift shop or Antique mall and hunt for some.At this time of the year, pick out some Christmas themed books because you are going to adore this idea.

Using Vintage Golden Books To Craft With

On the blog Vintage Street Market I learned about making a Golden Book Recipe Book.This is right up my alley because I have been making art out of old books for months. This is a whimsical twist to altering old books.

Altering The Vintage Christmas Book

The crafter in this project separated the cover into two new pieces and inserted some new pages to decorate and personalize . The new book is than bound.  Family recipes are added in an envelope which is  attached to one or more of the pages.

For all the details on how to make this project please visit Vintage Street Market http://blog.vintagestreetmarket.com/archives/2948 , a website dedicated to vintage crafting. Be sure to read their blog and also visit their online store.

Where To Buy Vintage Christmas Craft Supplies

This is the time you can use all your vintage Christmas notions,  Christmas wrap, yarn scraps, tinsel, snowflakes etc. If you want to carry the vintage theme through out this altered Christmas recipe book theme, be sure to read my post "Shopping For Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper, Notions, Christmas Craft Supplies" so you will know where to buy vintage materials for the holidays.

This wonderful idea was spotted on "Vintage Christmas Crafts" a delightful board on Pinterest.com
Thank you to Kathy Westaby for sharing this pin.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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