When I saw this idea featured in Country Living magazine last year, I thought it looked like a pretty fun (and clever) idea. It seemed easy enough (and 0h-so-cute), but I’m going to be honest: This little project was NOT as easy at it appeared. In fact, I think the CL article had it listed in just 3 or 4 steps… They conveniently forgot to talk to the person who actually did the cutting with the X-Acto knife about the extra step: Tending to your blistered fingers! Maybe it was just my unskilled X-Acto hands (I’m a little out of practice since college), but if you’re interested in doing this project, I thought I’d warn you up front.
If you still think this project looks fun, here ya go!
You will need:
Glue (I went old school Elmer’s)
Small foam brush
A book that’s thicker than your remote control
About 10 inches of grosgrain ribbon
1. Flip to the back of the book and generously apply glue on the back book cover. Using the foam brush, evenly spread the glue. Close the book to “paste” the last page to the back inside book cover.
4. Using an X-acto knife, carefully cut away the pages of the book in the shape of the remote’s silhouette.
(repeat this process – for days if necessary – this part won’t be fun – just keep shaving away!)