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Discover book folding with our 85 photos and some video tutorials

We live in an era marked by overconsumption that has no analogues in previous eras. We are always tempted by products and objects that we don’t really need. This is perhaps the main reason for the rise of recycling and “do it yourself”, as in the case of book folding. We have a lot of fun turning everyday objects into art. In the old days, we didn’t like throwing away old things, and we wanted to give them new life. Therefore, the surplus was not known. What changed? Modernization in all areas of our life and consumer goods. But what has not changed is our human nature and we are the same fundamental beings that we always have been. This is why we are so tempted to transform ordinary products into works of art. We make little men from tin cans and we make masterpieces using waste, toilet paper rolls …

And in the case of book folding we are not even talking about a trivial object. The paper of the book conveys ideas, stories and emotions to us, it represents a precious heritage that is destined to be well preserved. But don’t we spoil the book and destroy this precious heritage, using its leaves to carve attractive figures? Fans of this art form will tell you no. When we transform it into an original and unusual sculpture, we find another avenue of influence on the soul. The book becomes even more intriguing – despite its temporarily altered structure, it is not spoiled. The messages are there and will reveal themselves in other forms !

If you want to master the technique of book folding, you need to have the patience to experiment and work on the details. It’s not that hard, it seems. Any shape you can imagine is possible, and the only instrument you will need are your own hands. You can order the patterns  for the majority of the folds that we will show you in this article on etsy.com, or even make a personalized order for another shape that you want to make.

A starfish created with the folding book technique

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Folding book in the shape of a heart, accessorized with beads and fabric flowers

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Book folding lets you create unusual shapes

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A reverse script, created with the pages, to convey an inspirational message

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A flower made from the folded pages of the book

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Discover the basics of folding 

You can create funny messages and inspirational quotes there.

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You can even create longer sentences with the sheets of a book 

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And here’s a missile! Realize the pattern Star Wars, following the instructions 

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A pretty butterfly shaped by the folding of the leaves 

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These scripts and figures might be a nice surprise for a friend who adores original handmade items

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The heart is the shape most often created from the leaves of a book. See how to do it more easily in the following video

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There is no shortage of humoristic messages 

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The folding of books is undoubtedly invented by someone who wanted to use the books that he did not read to decorate his interior

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See how to make a nice folding book that also has a practical purpose 

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Paw prints in a book, owned by a big cat lover

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Place your order for the pattern that you prefer 

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Or learn to do it yourself 

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An easy and fast chat

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There are several variations to make a hedgehog 

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Make a nice hedgehog with three buttons and a lot of imagination 

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Create your decoration for the Christmas holidays 

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A great idea for decorating a wedding or other romantic event 

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A quote that prompts us to keep reading

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A bouquet of flowers, to enhance a shelf in the living room or in the reading corner

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