For Valentine’s Day, I made Martin a secret hidden book. It found and copied a tutorial online which I adjusted a little. i hope you enjoy this little DIY. I’m not great at it, but I love making things, so I appreciate.
Step 1: Find a vintage book. I found this one at 3-Way Thrift on sale for 79 cents! What up.
Step 2: I glued the slides of the book so it would stay put and be easier to cut. I used mod podge, but you could really use whatever glue you have. I just so happen to have this lying around. It’s the best.
Step 3: Next, I cut through the pages. I tried to cut enough to fit the cards inside. (Although I would have added more space if I were to do it again. With the extra paper and glue, it was way bulkier than I anticipated) It is best to use a really good box cutter or scalpel. I had to cut and take out each page one by one. It took me almost 2 hours! Thanks Ashley for helping me!
Step 4: Next, I glued the inside of the book in order to keep it together. It ended up looking very stiff… almost like a plastic box.
Step 4: I printed a message for the front cover on aged vintage cardstock paper. I tried to made it look like it was meant to be a part of the book.
Next, I made the card part:
Step 5: I used these cards that were lying around. It was part of our deal to make a present using the stuff lying around. Since our household is filled with gambling and poker enthusiasts, I figured it was fitting to use something that embodied the spirit.
Step 6: I printed the 52 reasons separately and cut them out.
Step 7: I glued them down, and let them dry.
Step 8: I put them in order, and hole-punched the tops.
Step 9: I tied it with pretty red leather string, and voila! Done!
In total, it took about 3 hours to do everything. Over a span of 3 days… not too bad. I think it turned out well. I hope he likes it.