Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Cover Chalkboard Easel

When you take the covers off of books to get this look.
You end up with a lot of these.
If you're like me and hate to throw things out......
add some chalkboard paint to the outside.
And some scrapbook paper on the inside (along with two same size strips of ribbon to help it stand).
And you've got yourself a book cover chalkboard easel.
Nothing goes to waste!

Linking up my thrifty project with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Jane

51 comments:

  1. TOO CLEVER!!!
    Ya know i love my book covers and can never ever throw them out. They are like gold to me to create with.
    Happy Halloween
    Amy

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  2. i don't throw them away either Jane, I have used them for collage art instead of buying a canvas. I love this idea and can see lots of little chalkboards in my future. Thanks again for the inspiration! t. xoxoxoox

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  3. Hi Jane,
    Now I know what to do with those book covers Jane. Thanks for a great a very cute idea.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. It certainly doesn't with you around, Jane! You are so great at using every bit of something!

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  5. You are so brilliant!!! Have you seen the mac tac in chalkboard? I would love to find some! I love how you never waste anything!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B
    xx

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  6. What a great idea! I've got all the things I need to make your snow men so that's on my agenda for tomorrow. Maybe I'll have time to paint a couple of book covers (I save everything too!). Thanks for the ideas! Jan

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  7. Awesome idea!! And to think of all of those book covers I got rid of...

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  8. Cute idea! I love using book covers for my artwork. The more stained and damaged the better!

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  9. Very, very clever! Girl you got it going on!
    tot

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  10. Well, isn't this adorable?! Thanks, Jane. Very crafty
    idea!
    Warm Regards,
    Susan

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  11. Jane, I need you to come by my craft room and tell me what I can do with all the crap, er stuff I have collected , er, not thrown away, sort of like a craft intervention if you will. I am amazed at the things you think of! Please...I need you!

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  12. Wish I was as creative with my words as you are with stuff! Simply amazing!!!

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  13. Only, if I had the heart to rip them Jane!!!!
    I can't do it. It still is a fantastic idea :)
    Ps. I love all the Halloween decor.
    xxx Liz

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  14. My daughter has been busy making chalkboard paint in all colors, and painting everything in sight. The recipe: 1 cup of any color paint + 1 Tablespoon of un-sanded grout. I've been impressed. It works like a charm!

    Your book covers are wonderful!!

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  15. Great idea Jane!! You know this idea will come in handy- I bet TONS of book covers are being thrown away with the whole PB inspired naked book trend! ;)

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  16. Great idea...I don't like to throw anything out! This tip will come in handy!

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  17. Great idea - I have to try your chalkboard book cover sign project.
    - Joy

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  18. What a good idea! You're so creativ!
    Markus

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  19. Nice idea! I am INSPIRED: I think I will do that in our guest room: write a personal welcome note on the former book cover, and set it on top of reading material that I think the guest might enjoy.
    Cheers!
    Valerie :)

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  20. Your ideas are so simple and easy, but SO clever!

    Have a nice day,

    Natacha

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  21. Are you still thinking a book deal girlie? C'mon it's possible. You already have the content. Slap a book cover on it and you're there! lol
    you KNOW I'm serious about the book.. :D
    xx
    z

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  22. Wonderful, creative upcycling. Absolutely love this idea. penny

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  23. What a great idea! Now I know what to do with those covers!

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  24. Love this idea! Perfect green recycling, you have created a need where there was none! LOL

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  25. Jane ~ that is sooo cute! I do have tons of those! Thank you for the wonderful idea ~

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  26. You are the go to queen! For ideas.
    Lisa

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  27. Oh boy! Thanks for the idea...how fun!
    Beth

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  28. You, my dear, are brilliant. Hope all is well with the family. Best wishes, Tammy

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  29. Great way to use the "scraps"...did you do your fall craft show this year?

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  30. OK. That was friggin' brilliant!
    Bravo Momma!!!

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  31. This is so darn clever Jane. Excuse me while I go tear some books up ;-)!!!!
    hugs from here...

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  32. Cute and resourceful at the same time! Wonderful idea!

    Jeanine

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  33. I love this!! how cute would this be at Thanksgiving dinner to label all of your appetizers and dishes with a little description??

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  34. Oh my word sweet girl!! Is there anything your wonderfully creative brain cannot think of?

    This is just the cutest ever....... =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  35. Jane, Hope you do not mind, but I told all my friends about this latest cute project!!

    blessings
    barb

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  36. What a great idea! I want to take some books apart but wondered what to do with the book covers!
    Faye

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  37. Good idea but I do not think I could take a book apart but I could paint the outside of a book.

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  38. Good idea and very crafty. Book covers also make great chip board for crafts just use and exacto knife for shapes. Hugs Marilou

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  39. Another awesome idea you have! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing, Mary

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  41. This is SOOO clever! Love it.

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