Craft Crack: Stylish Bin


So, for the last year or so I have been wanting to craft.

Or do some crafting?  However you say it!  I just don’t know what to choose.  I just feel like my hands are craving to work.  I started with knitting, and didn’t quite keep up the practice and stopped.  It was getting too frustrating keeping my panel straight.  My knitting jobs would always look like an “S”.  Then I started scrapbooking.  I really enjoyed that and found it calming and therapeutic.  But I stopped that too.  There just wasn’t enough pictures to keep me busy enough.  I figured I’d just wait for the right thing.

I haven’t chosen any specific project yet.  I’m still experimenting with ideas and learning.  What I think is most impressive about anyone is a talent.  I already know I have one.  What are you really good at?  What have you done that 95% of percent of people can’t do or haven’t accomplished.  As an Alphanista, it is your dutyt to be talented in something. Think about it. You may be surprised.  On the other hand, if you don’t have any talents, learn something new now.

I love the look of the project below.  The older I get, the more I enjoy the vintage, craftsman style looks of homes, furniture and little trinkets.  I’ve always loved books in the house and their smell.  Get some old books and try this at home.

This is actually on sale at Etsy for $100!


Perfect for storage!



  • Glue
  • Bin or old wooden box
  • Book spines


1) Find some old books with the spines falling off around the house or at the flea market

2) Tear off the spines and glue them to the back of a bin

3) Done!



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One comment

  1. Tacicia says:

    That looks really cool.

    I’m trying to find some new hobbies now as well. I may try musical instruments.

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