Monday, 17 February 2014

Dr. Seuss Craft Lightning~

Today I am so happy to be taking part in another fun filled Craft Lightning Blog Hop.
Thank you so much The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for including me once again.

Our theme this month is very popular today, and back when I was a child...Dr. Seuss. I will admit, I took some time to think about this one. I didn't know what to create right away.
Here is what I came up with, a portable chalkboard created from a VERY well used and enjoyed 
Dr Seuss book.

My craft took a tad bit longer than 15 minutes, but that was due to the condition of the book that I started with. This would be a great craft to create if you received 2 of the same book as gifts, or if you just happen to get a great deal on a favourite Dr Seuss book.

Here is a photo of the book that I started with. It was mine as a child, and it came to our family from another, who had also loved the book into the condition that you see now.

I used Deco Art's Chalkboard paint to cover a piece of chipboard that I had cut to size, to fit inside the book. The Tylenol bottle with it's easy to open top, was a perfect fit for the chalk.

To start the repair on my book, I covered all the edges with washi tape, then a coat of Deco Art's DecoPage adhesive. Then covered all the surfaces with coordinating patterned paper. If you start with a new book, this would not be needed. I used the cover page of the book for my front cover.

Using hot glue, I added my wide ribbon strap for easy transport.
I used velcro dots to keep the chalk bottle in place.

An inside view of the Portable Chalkboard Book.

Project Recipe:

Thank you so much for stopping by on your way through all the fabulous Dr Seuss Craft Lightning projects!
Find and Follow me on Pinterest for more crafty inspiration:


  1. I love that you were able to give a worn book a new life! Awesome job!

  2. I am confused. Did you keep the pages of the book intact and added the chalk board to the back or the covers of the book are the only thing with the chalk board? Sorry but I do not understand how you did it.


Thank you for your comments! I love reading them!