Recycled Crafts: How to Make a Folded Book
Today’s tutorial features how to fold a book, which is one of those meditative crafts to do while watching TV or just to relax. Although some might take offense to the art of book folding, it’s really a great way to keep books out of the landfill that are either too damaged or otherwise won’t sell in the store. The premise is simple, start with a fold and either stick with that fold or vary it with another one for a different look.
Old book (we prefer the Reader’s Digest Condensed editions)
Starting at either the first page or the last page, begin using the fold of your choice. Here’s a link to some sample folds to start you off:
Keep folding. As you reach the middle of the book, you will have to adjust the angle of your folds a little bit so that the finished piece will maintain its shape. Remember, it’s okay to go back and refold!
Here are some finished pieces we have here in the store.