How to make a Book Pedestal:
This is precisely why the other day while sick at home, I encountered the following idea on the inter webs and thought I had to try it! This is a perfectly creative way to recycle well read paper back books that would otherwise be thrown out or donated to the Goodwill. Best part? It's completely free!!!
I also found the process oddly relaxing and cathartic.....:) Without further adieu, here are the steps:
Step 1: Choose one or two paperback books from 300-400 pages long (works best if it is right at 300 or so.) Remove the front and back covers as so:
I chose two books, of different lengths so that I could have varying heights. Also, can you tell what type of leisure reading I am fond of? Yes, guilty of Historical Fiction and nonsense wedding/event planning/romance books. Haha
Step 2: Once the cover is removed, begin by folding the first page in half and then back towards the left pushing it towards the binding. Repeat this step for each page as so, pushing the folded pages back with one hand, as you continue to fold the other pages with your other hand:
Step 3: Once you've done this process for every single page, you should come up with a self-made pedestal, as so:
(I had to tape the larger one back a little to complete the pedestal feel, because that book had more than 400 pages.)
Step Four: Voila your done. These can be placed virtually anywhere to create height and a visually interesting vignette. I placed them here for now in my master bedroom, but they will find a new home in my bathroom atop of a new vanity we installed in there. I will post pictures of that once its complete.
I think this is such a fun project, especially for those who like me, are avid readers, and easily collect books.
Let me know if you try it for yourself!