Using origami techniques turn old books into awesome art.
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Are you tired of just displaying those books on a bookshelf? Well then open them up and spread them up for the world to see and create a little wall art for yourself. You're going to want hard back books, of course. And you're going to want to find the center of your book. Now what we're going to do is really give this book an origami type of look. And for this first fold we're going to share, you're going to want all of your folds going in towards the center on both sides. So we're going to start with this half of the book. And this design involves three different folds. And the first one is taking one page and folding it in half, bringing up the bottom towards the center here. The next page, we're going to fold in from the top. Bring it in to the center. And the third fold is going to be bringing both of these outer corners in towards the center to create a nice little pointed triangle. And we're going to repeat that 'til you're at least halfway through. Then you're going to go to the other side. We're going to start with the triangle. That way when they all go together, you're got an alternative right. Then again, on this side of the book, you're going to go at least halfway through. And when you're done, you should end up with a very cool design like this to hang on the wall. Another of my favorite fold, very, very simple. We're going to start in the center of this book as well. We're just going to roll these pages from the center. We're going to make our folds towards the outside of our book. You want to give them a nice crease. Now it’s going to be the same thing on the other side. So you're going to have these nice little thin folds from the center. And then as we work our way to the outside of the book, gradually start adding more pages as you work your way to the end. Kind of loosen things up slightly and fan it out a little bit more. And you have yourself another easy to create design. You can play around with all kinds of folds to get different types of looks. And to hang these on the wall, you're going to need just a regular plate hanger. You're going to take your book. You're going to stretch it right over our spine. You just hang that from a small nail in the wall. It should lay perfectly flat. If you have a little trouble with this peeking up a little bit, you can just put some sticky tack in the corners. But you have yourself a well read collection of wall arts. So fold some pages and be original today.
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