There are so many great ideas out there turning old books into something creative. I found an interesting mobile made out of a book and thought I would make one and hang it in our craft room. This project was very simple and inexpensive. All you need is a hardcover book that you don’t plan on reading, glue, and some fishing line. If you do not have a book at home check your local library, book store, or thrift store. I purchased these books at a thrift store for $1.50 and $1.
First you will want to select a book. Any size will do. Here I have a larger book and a medium size. For this project I will be using the larger book. If you do not want any writing on the cover feel free to paint the cover. I did not paint mine as the writing will not be visible where I will be hanging the mobile.
Then start gluing the pages by folding in half, but do not complete to make a crease. My favorite glue to use on paper is Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Make several of these pages.
Then use a hot glue gun and start gluing to the center of the book out. Once you have a good solid row then start filling in. You can’t really mess this up if you pick up the book once in a while and see where more pages are needed. Toward the end you will want to mainly glue the pages in the center bringing them to a point.