Got some beat-up books?
You’ve got free craft supplies!
I know, I know… some people get VERY upset about book page crafts. But seriously, are you ever going to really read that set of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books? Is anyone? Yes, The Secret Garden is a beautiful book, but do you really want a copy with the cover torn off and grape juice all over chapter 3? Does anyone?
See what I mean? There’s definitely a place in this world for book page crafts.
To get you started, check out this vintage book page star from House Revivals. It’s festive enough to use as a Christmas decoration (even a tree topper!), but it could also make a fine Fourth of July decoration, or even a year-round piece.
And now that you’re inspired, check out the rest of these tutorials. There are a lot of book page projects out there in the world!
11 More Book Page Crafts
1. bookmark. Decoupage any meaningful book page here.
2. brooch. Vintage paper is the base for a fun Mother’s Day brooch in this tutorial.
3. bunting. This project doesn’t even require glue!
4. decoupaged building blocks. I did this with comic book pages, but it would also look cute with illustrations from picture books or atlases.
5. garland. Book pages look lovely as part of a festive garland.
6. greeting card. These prints with abstract designs are useful for a variety of occasions.
7. party decorations. Have an entire book page party!
8. photo holder. Fold down every single page in an old book to make the easiest photo display ever.
9. poem. This would be a great idea for a writing workshop or book club.
10. smash book. Use a whole beat-up book for this project, cover and all.
11. wings. We make a lot of DIY wings in our house, for various very important dress-up reasons.
Have a good craft project tute that uses old book pages? Link to it in the Comments below!