Over the past few years, I have been making a few hollow book boxes designed to hold wedding engagement rings but this year I really expanded my line. It all started with a green book titled “Circle Of The Day”, but now I’ve added many surrounding the topic of love. And a few cult classics in there!
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Cut to “The Unbreakable Vow” on Etsy
Making ring books is really fun because I get to search for interesting books to use and do a lot of custom orders. I love to focus on the fine details and deliver something that adds even more to an already astounding moment in other peoples lives. Check out some of my most popular ring holder hollow books, such as Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince which shows off the Unbreakable Vow chapter, or Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows that is cut to The Wedding chapter.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Cut to “The Wedding” on Etsy
The Book Of Love features my handmade heart shaped cut out that is very popular.
The Book Of Love With Heart Shape Cut Out on Etsy
All of my hollow books are handmade by me! I cut them by hand and then detail them until they are smooth, adding multiple layers of clear glue to the inside edge of the stash spot. A free-floating stash spot design is available for some books, otherwise I more often cut the back 1/2 inch or so of a book and glue that down, adding a decorative liner to the bottom of the stash spot. There are many custom options! Different books, cut shapes, loose pages or not left up front, stash spot liner papers, magnets added for secure closure, ribbons to tie rings to and many different colors to choose from.
Can you tell I love making hollow ring books? ‘Cause…. I do.
Edgar Allen Poe Hollow Book Box – A great place to store secret treasures! This handmade box is made out of a real book.
“Edgar Allen Poe – Complete Tales and Poems” includes magnet closure so the book stays closed when upright! The dust jacket is on the book. It is a LARGE hollow book with the stash spot measuring 7.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 2.2 inches deep.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Handmade Hollow Book Box! Bright purple and gold. This book is beautiful, compact yet can host a deep secret stash spot for hidden valuables.
Magnet closure is easy to install in this book – use this custom order listing to have me create one for you today!
The Hobbit – This classic in a large, beautiful print has been decked out with black velvet lining the stash spot.
Tomorrow Is Forever – Vintage black hollow book circle cut to hold a ring! Black textured paper lines the stash spot. Option left open to include ribbons to tie rings to.
It’s such a neat title, isn’t it?
Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Hollow Book Ring Holder Proposal Box – Cut to the Unbreakable Vow chapter with a ribbon to hold rings.
This is the inside of a recent custom order heart shape ring holder with ribbons. It turned out even better than imagined. The book was small and blue with gold detail.
I want to cut more hearts!
Neverending Story Circle Cut Ring Holder Proposal Engagement Box with Ribbons – This beloved children’s classic The Neverending Story has been transformed into something new!
Finally, I’m happy to announce that I am making multiple stacked LARGE hollow books! Here is one of my favorites so far, made with two Harry Potter books. The Harry Potter Hollow Book Two Stack Large Secret Storage Box!
This one is made with vintage books:
This one is also made of vintage books – blue mystery ones!
The Secret Journal of Doctor Hudson
Making hollow book boxes (and seeing myself get better at it over time) is really enjoyable.
I’ll start off with some BIG items!
First off is this wood slab table. I want to make a table sort of like this some day. (Note: My dad made the tables I grew up eating on! My brother still uses them, dents from years ago and all)
This couch makes quite a statement, doesn’t it? The purple and the details… lovely!
Now some smaller items..
This shop really figured out how to make some awesome journals. This one is so detailed.
Watercolor world map in cool colors. WANT!
Needle felted luna moth! She did a great job.
Amethyst crystal soap has been interesting to me for a long time. I would love to try and make some but it looks complicated!
I have been very inspired lately! Here are a few of the beautiful new scarves I have created. Check their availability in the Scarf section of my Etsy shop.
Coffee Lovers Scarf – Silk hand dyed using coffee! Design of wool is of coffee beans and froth. Perfect gift for a java guzzler.
Scarves with adorable owls on them!
And now, my favorites!
Eee! I wish I could keep them all, sport them around town to the post office and back home! hehe. More are done but not yet photographed, a beautiful one is on my felting table right now and many more are on my to-do list. My goal is to make about 20 new scarves. I have so many designs in my head, I want to get them out. I know many will be going to people as gifts during the holidays so that is very motivational.. ’tis the season for scarves with a chill in the air!
Summer is coming up and this swimsuit is amazing. I have been wanting to make one for a long time – I already have awesome teal colored swimsuit material – but I’m a bit scared to mess it up while experimenting with the SS stitch to do stretchy stuff. Wish I could order one of these. This seller makes a lot of items I really like!
Rawr! A fierce wolf? Awesome.
This shop feels so cohesive. Her style rocks! So many awesome things… this one looks so fun for around the 4th of July.
Kaylim never ceases to amaze me.. this looks so hip, unique and comfortable. I’ve been following Kaylim for at least a year now. It’s really fun to see designers grow and become even better than they were not long ago!
Funky! It makes me want to put on mud boots (like the model) and feed chickens in it. I think I will try my hand at making a ‘scrap dress’ soon. Inspired!
I don’t find myself in shorts often at all, I much prefer skirts, but wow! These are worth a look. “Galaxy” stuff is really popular right now because I’ve seen it all over on boots and dresses too.
My style is it’s own animal I think.
In some posts-to-come I will open up my own closet..
I just love this guy, Bosworth!
New scarf product line in my shop. These scarves are very fun to make and are super duper soft. Meant to look like bacon! But hey, if somebody sees it and doesn’t “get it” they’ll just think you’re wearing a pretty brown/pink/peach/white scarf 😉 They don’t even have to “get it”. Those who do are sure to get a kick out of it!
One should not underestimate the importance of good spices and the knowledge to use them! This kit is on my wish list for sure and would be a great gift for any chef… even if you think they ‘have it all’ – I bet they wouldn’t mind trying out something new or receiving more of a favorite! Do you know what Tabil is?? Lime Fresco Salt? Sounds exciting ^_^
This scarf sold already, of course, but.. WOW…. This lady really knows what she is doing and comes out with so many amazing scarves! This one just particularly blows my mind!
These make my toes wiggle, wishing they were mine!
The enormous size and colors immediately drew me in. I always pack too much when I’m going on a small trip – “.. what if I get dirty in this, what if I want to work on that project?..” – and this bag looks like it could hold it all. Then look at that strap! Sturdy and with a leather feather detail hanging down. Wow. And a lot of people still don’t use Etsy to buy beautiful handmade items, umm, why??
I would totally snuggle up to it, too.
When I was young, ~ 10 years old, I got my first guinea pig — “Squeeky”! I loved him so much and have had guinea pigs since and have overall always had a soft spot for these little “squeaking monkey rats”. So when I found LalisLittleWorldOn‘s shop on Etsy I instantly fell in love! I wish I did THIS with my guinea pig.
Not just one cool product (prints) but TWO! Lavender sachets!
Owl switch plate cover. Sign me up.
I also learned about the existance of narwhals this week. They are whales with HORNS like UNICORNS! It lead me to find this necklace that I think is super cute to end this episode of recent favorites 😉
The painted over collage style is great, isn’t it? Also the colors look so vibrant and the mood so inspirational. I love tea so choosing this print specifically to feature was a no brainer but I really enjoy a lot of this artist’s prints!
Their description of the item is just awesome… mounds of pudding! Yes! I find myself in need of a spoon on the go quite often and it looks nice too.
The copper and turquoise colors are so stunning together aren’t they…. I’ m inspired by this a lot!
Another necklace! I don’t even wear jewelry often. I would love to have this one in my collection though.
There are so many beautiful things on Etsy. I spend many hours a week browsing! Great entertainment.
I enjoy Regretsy too… oh boy! I want something of mine to get on there some day, but in a good way!
I got a request for a custom book project at the beginning of this month and finished it tonight. As always, I cut the pages out by hand and then apply glue, let it dry, trim it some more and then paint it. Sometimes I add colorful paper. This one is a lot of black paint. The book is a vintage copy of Pet Sematary by Stephen King.