I started gluing pieces of my old disintegrating copy of “on the banks of plum creek” to scrap pieces of plywood left over from my husband’s projects. The first time I tried it didn’t work at all, but then I decided to cover it with a layer of melted candles (or maybe a crayon that my kids left on the floor).
Then I started gluing stuff to it. Like a tea cup I found at The Goodwill of Bins, and other random things I found in the house. There are no shortage of random things in my house.