Old encyclopaedia’s are often out of date and are fast becoming redundant in the computer age. I have been making some gift tags using elements cut from encyclopaedia print. I also embellished a candle for gift giving by wrapping it with paper and tying with a ribbon (if you do this, be sure to remind the recipient to remove the paper before lighting the candle!!). With 20 plus volumes to use, you will no doubt see encyclopaedia’s used in all manner of projects around here in the future.
I had some great responses to my plea for ideas for encyclopaedia craft. You should check out all these creative ideas for using old books!
Curlypops suggested making a collage
Jellybelly*Jellybrain suggested checking out the Book Art at Whimsy Love
Debbie has altered an old book to create a memory book for her Mom
Liz suggested photocopying special pages and using them as backgrounds for journal pages or as wrapping paper
Lolly suggested using them to make tags, possbily aged with ink and distressed
Kssnnikkel – uses them to line drawers and shelves in an old dresser
Vickie recently received an altered home ec book for her birthday. With verses added, and lots of embellishments.
You must try these Spicy Pumpkin Muffins – perfect for school lunch boxes or served warm with a cup of tea!
2 cups of self rasing flour
1 ½ cups brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
Measure the dry ingredients into a bowl and toss with a fork to combine.
In a separate bowl, warm the butter until melted, add eggs and beat well. Stir in pumpkin. Add this wet mix to the dry ingredients, and fold together without over mixing.
Line 12 muffin pans with liners. Divide the mixture between the pans and bake for 15-18 minutes in an oven at 200 degrees.
Posted by Lisa