Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn1
Book Page Projects: Reuse Your Old Books
Just because you love books doesn’t mean that you can’t subject them to the (craft) knife. Check out these book page craft projects to give old books a new life.
That ratty, old, outdated encyclopedia, that paperback romance from the 70s, that gorgeously illustrated hardback with half its pages torn out–they don’t need to sit, gathering useless dust on your living room bookshelves, not when you could use them for book page craft projects instead, like Christmas ornaments, luminaries, or scrapbook embellishments!
If you’ve got a few books that have seen better days, don’t just leave them in useless retirement; instead, check out the tons of crafty, eco-friendly, upcycled (it’s more energy efficient than recycling!) book page craft projects that can bring those old pages back to new life:
Book Page Craft Projects
Greeting Cards: Plain text pages make the perfect background for the wildly colorful paint prints that front these DIY paint-printed book page greeting cards.
Pendant: Is there one particular passage of one particular book that always moves you? Turn it into a book page pendant.
Party Decorations: Got a bookish friend to celebrate? Their party should include both a book page poof AND a book page bunting! For bonus eco points, you could even make that book page bunting glue-free!
Scrapbook: Book pages, especially those taken from torn-up old dictionaries, make excellent scrapbook embellishments.
Kid Toys: How about a working book page pinwheel?
Need even more ideas for upcycling old books? Check out this post for everything from “book” shelves to smash books to hardback book planters.