Fun Things to Do with Old Books!

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For those who love both books and crafty things.

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Snack time turns into craft time when you upcycle your Plum Organics® pouch caps into beautiful butterflies with this easy, DIY tutorial.

The Feed - Plum Organics

Snack time turns into craft time when you upcycle your Plum Organics® pouch caps into beautiful butterflies with this easy, DIY tutorial.

Folded Book Art - Philadelphia Love Sign - Book Sculpture - Anniversary gift - Wedding gift - Valentine Gift

Folded Book Art Philadelphia Love Sign Book Sculpture | Etsy

Item Details Shipping & Policies Perfect for your valentine, anniversary, birthday, wedding or any special occasion! This book is folded from a vintage Reader Digest Condensed Book. The top of the book is gold leaf and the cover has a beautiful blue, red and white pattern. I buy most of my books from local used book stores and give them new life by folding each page. Each book is carefully crafted with patience and skill to create this rendition of the iconic Philadelphia Love Park Sign…

This book "sculpture" I made for a friend. It's a simple, repetitive fold embellished with a variety of book flowers. The tutorial is on my main board, "Book Art Tutorials".

This book "sculpture" I made for a friend. It's a simple, repetitive fold embellished with a variety of book flowers. The tutorial is on my main board, "Book Art Tutorials".

Turn an old book into a new purse! Step by step instructions and photos.

Turn an Old Book into a New Purse - A Beautiful Mess

The best accessories are functional, cute, and great conversation starters. This book clutch is the perfect little thing...

How to Make Book Page Roses

Book page roses tutorial - Jen Holz from JLH UPCYCLING shares how to create gorgeous roses from pages (great for flower bouquet or wedding centerpieces!)

Sweet bookish valentines gifts you can DIY.

Get Your Craft On: Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make With Books

Sweet bookish valentines gifts you can DIY.

Birdhouses

20 Ingenious Ways To Reuse Old Books! | Just Imagine - Daily Dose of Creativity

Birdhouses

Kids can practice their scissor skills cutting strips of tissue paper for this fluffy arctic fox craft.

10 Cold Weather Critter Crafts | Highlights

Get into the winter spirit by crafting these cute, cold-weather animals with your kiddos.

Have some damaged children's books on your hands? Make these sweet bunting, inspired by Ashlee Park's project in the Winter 2016 Issue of GreenCraft Magazine!

GreenCraft Magazine Winter 2016

Have some damaged children's books on your hands? Make these sweet bunting, inspired by Ashlee Park's project in the Winter 2016 Issue of GreenCraft Magazine!

Books Into Stool • Recyclart

What to do with old books, nobody wants to read any more. Well, you can make a wonderful stool out of them!

10 Creative Ways to Use Old Books - Sunlit Spaces | DIY Home Decor, Holiday, and More

Cute and cool ways to reuse old books.

The Art of Children's Picture Books: Getting Crafty with Old Books

Getting Crafty with Old Books

In my last posting about library sales I gave some common suggestions for things to make from old books. After that I decided to do some searching online to see what people are making from old books and it's amazing. Here are some very cool things to make, look at and buy. Here's an interesting idea from Metacafe - making a lamp shade out of a book. It hangs on the wall and is kind of sculptural. This type of lighting would be for ambience as a 10-15 watt lightbulb is used. Watch the video…

Folded book art victorian christmas tree black ribbon Christmas

Hand-Crafted Items | eBay

Folded book art victorian christmas tree black ribbon Christmas

Cute tree, but only do this with books that have no value on any level!

amusedbybooks.com | Domain For Sale

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How to make a book page wreath

How to make a book page wreath

How to make a book page wreath, a simple step by step tutorial on how to make a stunning wreath - very cheap and very easy.