I have so many old books so I thought....Hum, I wonder if I could make them into candles holders? This might look good for holiday decorating?
I started by tracing around my candles
Then I clamped the book together leaving the back jacket out of the mix so I could cut through the pages, then glue the back cover to hold the candles in place
I used my jigsaw for the big hole and these red thingys on my drill to cut the smaller holes
Don't worry if they are not exactly perfect holes because you are going to cover them with sheet music or scrap paper
Now I mod podged around all of the pages and the back cover and used the old brick trick and let it dry
If you have a great looking book you could leave the book jacket on, but since mine was an old math book I pulled it off. Then brought out my stamps and walnut ink and mod podged on a new top page, all of the details are on my post altering books
I think I'll do another one with a Christmas Theme
I put lace around the candles and tied a cord around the book
I know you will come up with great ways to alter this simple project and make it your own....I'm just the idea thrower!