Learn how to make amazing book sculptures or book art by folding the pages of a book while the pages are still bound together. This type of art gives unexpectedly beautiful sculptures which are both elegant and sturdy. Some altered books require cutting and/or glue; the ones presented here are made by folding only. You can achieve incredible transformations with just folding. It’s origami with a twist!
In order to preserve our natural resources, books were not bought and used to form the book sculptures. Instead, books which would have been recycled were used so as to save our trees. In fact, most of the books used in this web site were unsellable organizers. These day planners were either expired (last years’ edition) or had misprints in them so they could not be sold.
All the organizers were donated by Slingshot, an all volunteer, non-profit Collective. Check their web site for more details.
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Make-Origami.com also sells personalized folded-book sculptures.
These are for purchase only, no free instructions,
You can ask for your initials or special word to be folded onto the side of a book. All folded books are custom made at the time of purchase. Books are hardcover and are purchased from small book shops and local libraries. These are gently used books, they are not new books.
The price for a monogram (one large letter) is $30. Otherwise, the price is $20 per character so the word “Joy” would be $60. The word “Love” would be $80. The word “Faith” would be $100. Shipping within USA is $10. International shipping is $40.
These folded book art sculptures are unique and one-of-a-kind. It is a timeless gift for someone special: perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, retirement, Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day. Contact Us for more information.
Event organizers and shop owners: we can supply your establishment with custom folded-book art. Contact Us to inquire.