Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dr. Seuss book cover purse

I made a Cat in the Hat bunting for my daughter's play room a couple of weeks ago. If you missed the project, go here. Today while cleaning my craft room, I came across the cover to the Cat in the Hat book used for the bunting.

All the pages had been cut out.

I almost threw it away, almost. The more I looked at it, the more I started thinking I could use it to make a purse. Yes, a purse.

This project was absolutely a "make my rules up as I go" project because I had a very vague vision of what I was trying to accomplish. I started by hot gluing triangle felt pieces to the sides of the book cover.

I glued two purse straps to the inside cover (one on each side).

I covered the inside with two pieces of felt.

The torn pages were exposed so I glued a strip of felt in the middle.

The inside was done and looked pretty!

I added some felt flowers to the front and a small pocket to the back. My entire project was finished in less than 30 minutes!!

Too bad I'm a grown up and have too much stuff in my purse to trade it in for this fun little bag!

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Amanda Lee said...

I love this! And it's also one of my very favorite books, ever! The embellishments are awesome -- love the little pocket and the flowers.

Unknown said...

Great idea! My daughter would definitely use this on her "shopping" around the house expeditions, and with a toddler I'm sure it won't be too long before we have a book "accidently" missing pages. Nice to know I'll be able to recycle!

Stuff by Ash said...

Love it! The flowers are such a perfect touch.

Tina said...

It came out so cute! One of a kind, you know no one else will have one of these!

Jessica Stoker said...

Great idea and SOOOO cute.

Susie B said...

That is a FANTASTIC idea! Thanks for sharing!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

This is so cute!!! I'm your newest follower and featured this on my blog today.

Esther Asbury said...

Neat idea! Thanks for sharing

Rachel said...

Great use for a "broken" book!
Very unique!
Stopping by from : OMTWI Auditions
~Rachel from http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/2011/02/start-of-something-more-beautiful.html

Angie Holden said...

Very cute idea!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

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