Vintage Storybook Wall Hangings

I was inspired to share this idea initially because of my friend Katie. She has an adorable Etsy shop with some of the neatest things in it. I was taking a peek in her shop… when I noticed a section devoted to vintage Golden Books.

As a child I was fascinated with books. I loved them and thought they were some sort of treasure. As I grew… school seemed to make my love of books become more of a chore rather than a pass time. Now looking back… I long for the days of  The Poky Little Puppy.  <—It was my favorite.

Yesterday, I was surfing along through the HGTV site… I stumbled across a project that merged my love of vintage children’s books and crafting! Behold… Vintage Storybook Wall Hangings!

To do this project… You’ll need the following:

*Color copies of your favorite Golden Book Scenes (You can scan them in your computer and use photoshop to give them an old vintage wash if they look to shiny and new)

decorative paper
hot glue gun with glue sticks
glue stick or mounting adhesive
decorative ribbon
craft knife
metal ruler with cork back
cutting mat

1. For each wall-hanging, cut a piece of mat board to 6-5/8″ x 7-1/2″. Cut a sheet of decorative paper 1/4 inch smaller on all sides than the mat board.

2. Use a glue stick to mount paper to the center of the mat board, applying slight pressure to secure it into place.

3. Adhere the image to the center of the paper area, applying slight pressure to secure into place.

4. Cut a small piece of ribbon and fold in half. Secure ribbon ends to the back of the mat board with hot glue to create a hanger.

*Credit for the detailed instructions and supply list go out to HGTV


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  2. Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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  4. Harley Girl says:

    I’m guessing it would be one nightmare after another.

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