Check out the winner from WD's first-ever DIY Challenge.By Woman's Day Staff
Candice Caldwell, Chicago
To make this clever vessel, Candice cut out the covers and pages of the inside books with an X-Acto knife, then hot-glued them together. Pop in any container (water glass, milk carton) to hold the flowers.
TIME 30 MIN
4 to 5 hardcover books about the same height
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
White craft glue
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Place the book with the prettiest front cover on a protected surface, front down. Align the ruler with the bottom edge. Holding it firmly in place, use the ruler as a guide as you slice through the back cover with the razor blade, 1" from the bottom; stop 1" from the book's spine.
Align the ruler with the book's spine. Hold it firmly in place and use it as a guide as you slice through the back cover with the razor, 1" from the spine. Remove the cover cutout and discard. You'll be left
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1/4 cup(s) olive oil
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2 ripe nectarines or peaches, thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh basil
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