We have a little bit of a book display problem at the library. Maybe “problem” is an overstatement. Anyway, we always want to make our displays more attractive. They need a bit of pizazz on top of books arranged nicely.
This month, there’s a gardening display. And on Friday, I got crafty. I’m not the best at this sort of thing, so you can guarantee that if I can do it, you can do it, too. What are we doing? Making paper flowers, of course.
I started with some great literary material–ripped out pages from the 1987 edition of Contemporary Authors. I don’t often deface books, but when I do, it’s nearly always the 1987 edition of Contemporary Authors (#mostinterestinglibrarianintheworld #firsthashtaguseever). Don’t worry, they were taken out of the library system years ago and are now used for projects just like this one.
And I used a bit of a tutorial. It tells you how to fold and cut the paper. You can find the magic instructions here. But I made one adjustment.
I didn’t use any cotton swabs. I wanted to work with materials we already had plenty of at the library, and I didn’t have any cotton swabs or food coloring in the vicinity. So how did I connect everything? I used plain, old-fashioned tape, and it worked like a dream.
I’m a pretty big fan of the book pages mixed with the yellow lined paper. It’s quite appropriate (and free) for a book display. Problem solved, at least for one display for one month. Now I just need to figure out how to craft perfect paper display items for every potential topic. No pressure.