Show off your memories by turning your favorite book into a photo holder

There is nothing better than looking around your home and seeing pictures of your friends and family. Displaying memories keeps them alive in our hearts, and using a favorite book adds to the nostalgia. This simple-to-do project will give you a beautiful and completely individual way to enjoy showing off your loved ones.
Most of this project involves a hot glue gun. Make sure to use the proper safety measures to avoid burns. An older book with a broken-in spine will stay open easier and add an antique feel to your photo holder. Keep in mind how many photos you want to display and use that to help dictate how many page curls you make. Keep in mind that each book will have a certain number of curls that are required for the cover to stay open.
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Materials
- An old book
- Hot glue gun
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Instructions
1. Open your book several pages in and apply a line of hot glue in the spine.
2. Curl a page back on itself, pressing the edge of the page into the glue.
3. Continue this process a few more times. You may opt to curl a couple of pages back at a time, just be sure they all stay glued.
4. Once you have a few of the page curls completed - enough to make your book stay open - you can fill the pages with pictures. Set it on a bookshelf or nightstand for a unique way of displaying your memories.
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