I added two twists. Instead of using recycled white paper (which really, as a lawyer, I should be required to do, given how many trees I kill daily), I used pretty paper scraps that I've been hoarding over the years.
Then, instead of sewing or stapling the book shut, I used washi tape, which is both a lovely excuse to use the gorgeous tape I treated myself to, and a way to keep the paper secure without it ripping when you take it out of the book (I'm particular about these kinds of things, see reference to my other profession, above).
|gorgeous washi tape|
|gorgeous washi tape |
on Goodwill vase
So will Benny Moore (whose paint I did, in fact, use in my office last year) appreciate my creative upcycling of his paint chips, or will I get a cease and desist letter? Unclear.
One tip: cut the washi tape ever so slightly on either side at the top so the chip slides in nicely. Other than that, it's really as easy and fun as it seems. I did them all while Gus was napping. Paint chips, go!