So I borrowed a book from a friend like last March, and completely forgot about it until I found it in the depths of my
art studio apartment. Yeah. It’s November. I should have returned it ages ago but I didn’t.
I decided to package it up all nicely for her as a tiny surprise if/when I decide to give it back. Ughhh.
I started with a brown paper bag in which I had received some vegetables or similar.
I cut it into a belt that I glued around the book. As soon as I did this, I was reminded of the Harry Potter book The Monster Book of Monsters. I don’t think that this book would ever try to bite me, but who even knows.
I used some (surprise) encyclopedia paper and created some paper stars using this tutorial. Ok, so maybe I learned how to do it in 8th grade from the girl who sat in front of me. The things I remember about her are that she knew how to make paper stars and that she wore faux glasses with yellow lenses. This was before hipsters were cool.
I glued these paper stars to the book belt and wrote “Thank you!” on it. In case you’re wondering, I still have absolutely no idea how to carry out a love affair.
Another thing about the paper stars: I was obsessed with making them in 8th grade after I learned how. I made a bunch and would show them to everyone in my classes. Then, this kid that I had a crush on stuck a paper star down his pants. I didn’t have a crush on him anymore. Ewww.