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08/17/2012 12:46 pm ET | Updated Aug 18, 2012

Lauren Conrad Faces Huge Backlash For Destroying Books In Craft Project Video

As an "author" herself, Lauren Conrad should have known better.

The former "The Hills" star is getting major backlash from fans, haters and book-lovers alike, after she posted an online tutorial showing viewers how to cut the spines off of books and paste them to a box as a craft project.

Conrad's tutorial was so poorly received that the 26-year-old made sure to quickly remove the video.

In the video, Conrad explained that she found a "great way to display vintage books or slightly used books and also create a unique storage space." She then proceeded to cut the spine off nine of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books and glue them to a box, destroying the books in the process.

The offending video was quickly removed from Conrad's website, but it had already gone viral -- Lemony Snicket himself was outraged.

When asked for comment about Conrad's craft project, Snicket, a.k.a Daniel Handler, told HuffPost Books, "It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented."

Conrad has yet to comment on her craft debacle and appears to be treating the situation the same way she treated ex-BFF Heidi Montag -- she's just ignoring it. It looks like Conrad is trying to deflect her poor choice of craft project with the Internet's insane love of Shark Week and puppies. Just a few hours ago she tweeted: "I hope your weekend is as great as this shark-pug photo: http://bit.ly/LCxFriFavs69 :-)"

Seriously, LC?

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