We have been updating our collection recently, and have found ourselves with piles of books for recycling. But what could be a better way to recycle than to turn old books into useful or decorative creations?
And so, a crafting event in the Kerava library was born. It was designed in collaboration with Tarja Rinne, tourism lecturer. We wanted to have the event close Easter and welcome spring. The aim of the event was to offer escapism from everyday routines and to excite the imagination.
We created step-by-step instructions with pictures for each project and collected crafting supplies. Some of the attendants helped by sharing their supplies with the group. Piled books were waiting to be transformed! Pictures of various book -based decorating ideas were also printed to offer extra inspiration. On the tables there were colourful models and other decorations which helped everyone get enthusiastic.
The projects that were selected for the event were:
– Easter greeting cards
– origami flower
– origami heart bookmark
– origami lucky star
– paper roll owls
Even though the event didn’t have as many attendants as we hoped for, it was successful. Everyone had a great time. There were only smiling faces and laughter throughout the event. We were all helping each other and discussing about the difficulty of being artistic. Sharing ideas resulted into new exciting ways to use old books. At the end of the event we were all very proud of our creations!