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Books are the Medium, Love is the Message: Altered Books for Valentine’s Day

Not to take anything away from the artist’s work, but a simplification of some of the following might make a nice last-minute classroom Valentine’s craft. Just ask your librarian for any boxed-or-lockered up old weeds & out-of-date textbooks! Clicking on the images will open a new window or tab to the crafters’ pages.

Hanging Hearts Valentine by BooksETC

The Color Purple Flower Brooch by whatanovelidea

Altered Board Book Valentine by xinme

Mom Present by Glitterbug

Heart Garland by Bookity

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Quick Christmas Crafts With Discarded Books

By Mickie G. via Squidoo

by Living With Lindsay who has provided instruction at the linked post, which isĀ  ironically (given my posting it here) entitled “Librarians Please Avert Your Eyes”.

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Altered Books as Christmas Decor

From Morganised Chaos where the technique is described. (Click Image)

From The Guilded Junque Yard (Click Image)

From Gone Crafting (Click Image)

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