Apparently, there is this entire world of uber-crafty people out there who accomplish feats the likes of which popsicle-stick crafters such as I can only dream. One such talent is referred to as "altered books," and this seems to happen when people take old books and make them look like props. Perfect for holidays like Halloween! Here's one of my favorites, with a tutorial on how to do it, if you're feeling especially ambitious. Or, like me, you can just enjoy looking at these amazing pieces of handiwork online. I'll be featuring more altered books as part of my Halloween roundup.
And here's my curated collection of more Halloweenish book items: