I started with a larger book that was in an old box in the basement. After removing the cover (sorry book lovers everywhere) I actually sat one night watching Sara Richardson on TV and folded all the pages. I couldn't get the finished product to stay open because the spine was so stiff so I put a fabric ribbon around it and I really like the look. The small wicker flower pot was a find at SA for $.99.
This was a paperback that I had finished, I love the two sizes and different ribbons.
I picked this cement angel candle holder up at an antique store recently for $4.
The pears I picked up at the local floral wholesaler (thanks Kathy!)
This was such a fun project and so easy, give it a try I think you'll love the look.