Craft a cute birdcage using an old book
Book folding is one of those techniques that looks a lot trickier to master than it actually is. If you’ve ever looked at it and told yourself that it’s sure to be too difficult for you, think again! This stunning folded book birdcage is a little time consuming to put together, but the method behind it is so simple. Plus, the end result makes it well worth the effort. Decorate yours with flowers, ribbons and die-cut butterflies – or anything else you fancy!
When all pages have been folded, remove the cover, stick a loop of ribbon to the top of the spine, bend around and stick the first and last pages together. cardmakingandpapercraft.com Open a paperback book (around 400 pages and 13x20cm works well). Fold down the top corner of the first page towards the spine, stopping where the lines of text begin. Add a length of lace around the bottom edge, securing with a hot glue gun. Make a decorative border from card, as shown, and stick around the top edge. Fold in the outside edge of the page towards the spine, again stopping at the start of the lines of text. Continue to fold each page in the same way. Decorate the birdcage with paper flowers and die-cut leaf sprays. Finish with a few die-cut butterflies, a die-cut heart and a ribbon bow, secured with a glue gun.