I’ve had a few boxes of those old plastic pegboard letters sitting around for a while awaiting gainful employment (and while I found a suitable board to peg them onto!) and decided to make use of some of them in other ways.
I have three boxes – big letters, small letters and numbers – these are all pre-decimal too and complete with pounds, shillings and pence (D) symbols! They are all in their original boxes too and will feature on my other blog soon…
I first made two casebound landscape format books 170 x 100 mm with dark blue buckram cloth over the boards and then set to work with the letters:
First I needed to remove the pegs that secure them to the pegboard. I simply sliced them off with a sharp blade. It pained me a little to permanently disfigure them, but I have got quite a a lot of these and do intend to use the rest on pegboard at some point!
A little measuring and planning first and then, after indenting the covers with a punch to mimic the pegboard holes the letters were stuck on.
The endpapers are a bright yellow fluted stock and add further texture…
I had a very stylish paper bag handy from a recent trip to a King’s Lynn nostalgia emporium and thought that it suited the look and feel of these two.