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message 1: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
What fun uses have you found for old, damaged, or unwanted books?

Sure, many of us donate our excess books to a local charity, or pass them on to friends or family (or schools, nursing homes, etc.)... but have you ever made something from old books, or done something unusual with them?

I've seen book safes, wall shelves, and other things made from books. What have you seen, or done yourself? What uses (practical, crazy, or in-between) can you come up with?

I'll start with

USE # 1) Make clothing from old books:
http://themetapicture.com/made-from-p...


message 2: by biblio • bliss, Mod Nerd (new)

biblio • bliss (bookgirl1987) | 1152 comments Mod
Wow. Neat thread. Be interesting to see the creative uses for old books!


message 3: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (last edited Feb 05, 2017 10:20AM) (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
21 Uses for Old Books:

http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/...

Examples:

candle holder




message 4: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Fun things to do with old books (from Pinterest):

https://www.pinterest.com/chpl7npr/fu...

Some examples:






message 5: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Liven up your boring old book with this simple trick:

Googly-eyed books


message 6: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
If you have some old hardcover books, one of those cheap clock hands kits (about $5), and some nice colored paper:




message 7: by Kira (new)

Kira Simion | 5 comments Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing!


message 8: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
20 ways to decorate using old book pages:

http://thenester.com/2011/09/20-ways-...




message 9: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Make a Halloween critter out of old books:

(view spoiler)


message 10: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Greeting cards made from old books:



found at: http://www.bigdiyideas.com/35-unique-...


message 11: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Make coasters from old library cards:



(found on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/47488180... )

Guide to making your own coasters: https://snapguide.com/guides/make-you...


message 12: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (last edited Sep 28, 2018 06:25AM) (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
53 creative craft ideas using book pages:

https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/best-bo...

samples:

clothespin magnets & treat bags:

 


message 13: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Make nice storage boxes from old Readers Digest condensed books (or any old hardcover book past its prime):



Instructions at: http://inspiredbarn.com/2012/06/count...


message 14: by Keli, Keli Snail (new)

Keli | 403 comments Mod
I love this. Although it's very hard to for me to destroy a book I will definitely use this page as inspiration for those that are too far gone to save.


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