For a total cost around $5, this project was a fun addition to the music room I just painted!
- Buy an unfinished 8x10 wide wood frame. I got mine for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby after negotiating the price down since the wood didn't match up well in the corners.
- Pick up an old hymnal at a garage sale, from a family member, or ask if your church has any out of service. I knew my mom had a stash of these from the church I grew up in, published in the 60's and she was happy to give me two.
- Carefully cut pages from the hymnal using a scissors. I picked out some of my favorite classic hymns. I also cut off the leather front cover using a scissors.
- Remove the frame back and use Mod Podge and a sponge brush to apply glue to the back of each page, then wrap it around the frame. Be sure to start from the top of the frame so that as you layer them, the titles won't get covered up. Smooth each of them around the groove of the frame with your finger. Apply 1-2 coats of Mod Podge to the entire frame once it is covered to seal everything in.
- Paint the frame back-board and let it dry. I painted it the same color as my wall so the hymnal cover would look like it was "floating". You could also try scrapbook paper, but I was afraid the weight of the hymnal cover would be too much.
- Glue the front cover of the hymnal to the center of the back-board. I used Super Glue but Mod Podge might work depending on the weight of the cover.
- Insert the backing into the frame and hang on the wall!
How else could you modify this idea? Please feel free to share in the comments!