Oh, for the love of Little Golden Books! I have always been a big reader and don’t know too many kids who didn’t have at least a few Little Golden Books. The first of these that I remember sat in my Granny’s house near her piano. I forget the title, but it had kids hymns in it with pictures and the music shown below it. Awhile back I stumbled upon an idea for this storybook bunting using LGB’s on etsy.com and had to give it a whirl. Though we are beyond the baby stages now, I think these would be absolutely adorable as nursery decor or in a little kids’ room. Wanna try to make one? Here are the directions that I followed to make mine:
1. Choose a book that you want to use. It doesn’t have to be a LGB, just one that has great pics that take up a good part of a page each. Vintage kids storybooks would be a fabulous option, as long as the pages aren’t too thin.
2. Carefully tear out all of the pages in the book. Decide which side of each page you would like to showcase. (For those of you who are horrified by my desecrating a Little Golden Book, my apologies.)
3. Choose a shape you want your pictures to be. I chose this sort of pocket shape because it didn’t leave out good parts of my picture. To make things easier, cut a template of the shape out of heavy cardstock. Trace and cut for each one of your pages.
4. Choose a ribbon (I used a polka-dot grosgrain) to connect all of your shapes together. Mine used an entire 3 yd spool, but really you could make it any length you want. Make sure to leave a tail at each end for hanging. Since I was sewing mine on, I pinned them onto the ribbon beforehand so they were spaced out properly. To my non-sewing readers: a hot glue gun to connect everything would work just fine too! If you are sewing these on, I used a zigzag stitch from one end to the other.
Not too complicated, right? I like the result and plan on trying out different variations of this idea. Maybe I’ll pick up some more old books