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How To Turn Your Book into a Handbag

Last week, Jacket Copy spotted actress Natalie Portman carrying a purse that looked like Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Why let the movie stars have all the fun–turn your favorite book into a handbag.

If you want to make a purse out of your favorite book, just follow the directions in the video embedded above from the artsy-craftsy Curbly Video Podcast.

Here’s more from our sibling blog, Social Times: “I came across the Curbly Video Podcast on YouTube while doing research for my post on Gift-Giving YouTube Style over the holiday season.  The Curbly Podcast has got all sorts of great DIY videos.  Learn how to make a picture frame from a circuit board, how to hand-paint fleece and, my favorite, how to make a handbag out of an old book.”

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