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Category Paper Crafts
Style Funky, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? A discarded book, xacto knife

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What are you most proud of? That my fingers still work.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? don't choose a book with 1000 pages! Invest in a SHARP knife. You can only cut through a few pages at a time. Very tedious. Also, it was difficult to maintain the pattern shape all the way to the end because I was too lazy to trace the apple shape on each page. I kept using the previous pages as a guide. By the end of the project it was so lop-sided on top that i ended up cutting it in half and making a tall one and a short one! this picture is the short one. The tall one I decided to ink the edges red. I used a stick for the stem(hot glue) You have to play with it to keep all the edges from opening up but I think I'll glue a couple of coffee beans onto the two pages that keep spreading. They'll look like apple seeds : )

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Love the coffee bean idea!

12/04/2011 Flag

What a really cute idea. I love the idea of inking the edges,

12/04/2011 Flag

Wow! This is so creative! I love that we crafters are recycling stuff that 10 years ago would have ended up in the landfill...and we're turning it into objets d'art like your beautiful apple! Thanks for sharing your idea! gloria

12/05/2011 Flag

Great gift for a teacher.

07/23/2013 Flag

This is incredible! What an innovative idea!

08/10/2014 Flag