Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Try it Tuesday~hymnal make over!

Hi guys~this post is all about the"hymnals"!  My dad's hymnal collection~
This could easily  be a Remember This post but it is Tuesday after all:):):)  This is some vintage twine or heavy thread ~loved the look on the hymnal!!

I needed a base to hold my embellishments because I do not want to mess up the front cover of the hymnal.  The cover is gorgeous "plain" to me.  I cut the Prima card in half and that is what will hold my embellishments.

I weaved the card, in and out, under the thread ~ secured it to the hymnal with two large glue dots (on the spine)~so no damage to the cover.

Started layering embellishments ( most is hot glued on). Title: "His Eye is On the Sparrow". Typed it out and then used the label stamp by Jenni Bowlin to complete the look. The heart is by Avocado Arts.
I wrote a note and put it inside the Maya Road envelope and glued it to the Prima card.

Finished~it will look great on my coffee table!!!
You may see some more hymnal make-overs~I have several more!!! Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!


  1. Gorgeous...outstanding embellishment cluster on the front of your Hymnal.

  2. You have out done yourself. This is incredibly creative. Awesome job, Connie.

  3. This looks AMAZING!! I love love love the birds nest and the flower!! Totally pinning this ... cause you have inspired me to make over an antique 'scrapbook' I have!!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous addition to this treasure, Connie!

  5. Connie this is beautiful. The song selection is perfect.

  6. ooooo I LOVE IT. You do this so well, and I love eggs in the nest and floral. Actually love it all. I thought you were going to gut it. I love books and have a hard time with that MYSELF, but I love what others DO. lol. Tis a goofy thing.

  7. that really is a pretty way to display it:)

  8. I think this is my favorite of all the creations you come up with. Love it, especially because it belonged to your dad and now it can be enjoyed by everyone!

  9. It's wonderful, Connie! Love all the collage elements and twine. Hope you'll share this in the Altered Books challenge over at the Eclectic Paperie blog... it's ends tomorrow evening!

  10. Beautiful makeover Connie with the twine and embellishments...going to look stunning on your coffee table and a conversation piece!!
    So glad you popped it on over at eclectic Paperie,thank you for sharing.

  11. This is so lovely... I love that you've preserved the original book boards, and made them even lovelier with your careful and beautiful adornments! The fresh spring greens and embellishments are just wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison x

  12. this is so lovely!!!

  13. Very nice, indeed. I like to decorate books too - might have to try my hand again at this soon.


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