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How To Make an Altered Art Book

An altered art book has a hole that holds trinkets and treasures.

More in Decorating

  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cut Sections Out of the Book

Cut sections out of the book with a sharp utility knife or fine tooth saw. Cut circular cutouts with a standard or hole saw drill bit.

Step 2: Fill Holes with Trinkets

Fill the book with keepsakes, photos or words of inspiration tailored to the recipient.

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