Tuesday's Tip: Kids Books Falling Apart? Make A Canvas!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Our Tuesday Tip is pretty awesome!! Today you can check out how to make la canvas out of those old kids books!

I run into this problem a lot where I have kids books that I really want my kids to still have, but unfortunately they are falling apart and won't last much longer.

So why not recycle them and turn them into a cool canvas for your kiddos room?!

What you will need:

Mod Podge


1 kids book - (you could even make one out of a book you love that is falling apart)

Here is how to do it:

Pour Mod Podge onto the canvas and spread it around on the entire canvas surface and sides with a paint brush.

Lay the pages onto the canvas and then brush more Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper.  Move your brush in all directions- this will create a brush stroke look to the canvas once the Mod Podge dries. 

Wrap excess around to back and adhere with Mod Podge.  Cut excess tissue paper with scissors.

Let dry over night. If you have any large airbubbles, you can press a pin into the bubble and press the air out with your fingers.

And presto! You have recycled a favorite book into something that everyone can still enjoy!

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Original creation found here at fabulouslyflawedhome.blogspot.com


About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!