I support this…if for no other reason than it shows Lauren Conrad can do something that does not require a face-palm in the end.
Murder, unless you do what she says, and use ALL the pages for other crafts. Then, I can see it.
That was painful to watch… I love books. I love entire books-pages and all. I couldn’t bring myself to do it!
It would be so much easier to lay all the spines on a color copier…print and glue.
of course, that wouldn’t have taken 3 minutes to video or shown that a grown woman can use an exacto knife and not get cut…
NOW, if the books had been vintage and already damaged, that is a different can o’ worms….
is she thinking that the “series of unfortunate events” is vintage? I’m pretty sure it’s younger than her!! I could see MAYBE doing this to old or destroyed books, but that series looked like it was in decent shape and still totally read-able! or, I’d be okay if she used an overly popular, horribly written, trashy novel series to create her box – those books need to be murdered anyways!!
We all know that what the world needs more of is crafty storage boxes, destroying books is just a small price to pay.
Now lets all go watch Book of Eli.
Aww! Now your bookshelves can be as shallow as you are!
Well there’s 3 minutes that my employer will never get back.
I could never do that to a book….. unless the binding was already broken and the pages falling out…….
I love my books way too much…..
this is hard because so many people have different favorite books. a lot of books for this kind of project are chosen for their covers…
this is not murder exactly… but experiment on someone else’s loved one…
I could see doing this with old books I got at Goodwill specifically for this. But the books she used definitely still looked good, so I wouldn’t do that. Plus, I would have glued them in numerical order. It would seriously drive me crazy if I had used a series and then didn’t take 3 seconds to put them in order before permanently gluing them. Really, I bet I could make something very similar with some cardboard and fabric, and then no books would have to die.
This is weird.
AHHHHHHHH! NO. NO. NOOOO.
Guess it all depends on your taste.. I personally could never do this…even to an old worn out book. I like the look and feel of them because they give a history.
Craft. It’s not for me but that doesn’t mean it’s not art and/or useful. If this video included Martha Stewart or the Martha Stewart of box decorating instead of LC, I suspect it would garner a different response than the consensus reaction above.
Kinda like how you’d feel if you saw someone cut up a nice Fender and make an hors d’oeuvre tray out of it.
I am quoting a comment on the youtube video…
“Great way to create a hidinf spot on your bookshelf. Some of the comments here show how insane society has become. Poeple murder the unborn but call it choice. Meanwhile those same people suggest murdering a lady for cutting a book. What the hell is wrong with you nutters?!” – youtube user siszam
Again, that is not my comment, but an extremely thought provoking one in my opinion.
aaaaaaaaaahh!!! too painful to watch!!! crappy book murderer!!!
I just died a little.
OMG! That was awful. MURDERER!
I’m cringing. Awwww!!! I hurt. I love books too much to sever them with a knife. Grrrrrr!!!
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