Quite often while we're rummaging through thrift stores, we come across books that have been a little more than well loved. They might be missing pages and thus words which can make a story difficult to read. Instead of passing them by, try picking up a few and turning them into story blocks. Great for kids, company or simply nostalgia!
Camille over at Mother Lode, wrote up this great little diy tutorial for putting old books to use in a new way. She's used some salvaged blocks as her medium, though you could just as simply cut your own or hunt for some at this season's garage sales.
After measuring things to fit, each block is then coated with Mod Podge. The pictures are added and another layer of Mod Podge is applied. Once each side has been completed, you have a fun set of blocks to play with, perfect for families with or without children. There's nothing worse than frantically looking for something for a friends child to play with so they don't tear into your new flower arrangement or un-program your DVR!
(Image: Mother Lode)