Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Book-em Dan-o!

I was going to write about how I ate an entire box of Tagalongs that I had left in the hot car. My high standards of quality control meant I couldn't deliver them to a customer if they were all melt-y and such.

Fortunately, I just finished my book craft, so I can share that with you instead!

Remember these? A little light reading:

Here's a hint as to what they became:


I saw this craft in my beloved Country Living magazine and had to try it.

Please mentally snip that little thread hanging off of the side of the red purse. Thanks.

A half yard of cute fabric, $5.99 handles from JoAnn's, an old book, and a glue gun, and you are in business. No sewing, unless you count sewing on the button.

The second one was definitely easier than the first, and although they are not perfect, they are perfectly adorable!

I am not going to do a tutorial here, because Country Living has this fabulous one already. If I had seen their slide show before attempting this craft, rather than relying solely on written directions, I think my purses would have turned out even better!

Linking up to Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage.

Transformation Thursday


Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! You just reminded me and I have a few Tagalongs left in my cupboard!

Christy said...

You are too cute for words. My nursing cover is made out of that same fabric!

I selfishly hope your plans change and you can make our girls night next month!

Anonymous said...

Reader, I like them.


Shannon said...

Seriously, that is the greatest thing I've ever seen! I am going to make myself a couple of those ASAP. . . thanks for sharing! (Also, I wish I had a box of melty Tagalongs.)

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Anna-

I love to see things re-purposed and these purses are so cute. What a great idea. Country Living always has cool ideas like this. I don't have any Tagalongs or Thin Mints. I didn't have any Girl Scouts come to my door this year - which is probably a good thing as I would eat the whole box, too. :)
My best- Diane said...

OH MY GOSH NO WAY! this is so ME! and so YOU!


Kristy Carberry said...

Very cute! I have a friend that would love one, I may have to try to make one for her!

mosey (kim) said...


LauraC said...

Yours are SO much cuter than the example one! I love this idea, will definitely make one, as well as an extra one for a gift! One question, it looks pretty difficult to glue the lining in once you've done the sides. Any tips? Things you learned? Anyway, I think they are so cool! Thanks for sharing!

I can't find my blog said...

omg those are soooo cute!

The Rusty Bucket said...

I remember that issue! I've got piles of old books. Why didn't I think of that earlier? Thank God for these parties. So much great inspiration!

Pam said...

Adorable. Great job.

Aer Conditionat said...

These definetly are great. I want to learn how to make them, i like it very much.

Stimey said...

Wow. Those are AWESOME!!!!

Angela said...

I LOVE book purses! I have one myself but am not nearly as crafty so had to have mine made by someone else. Great job on those. They look fantastic!