9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books | Art Of Upcycling

by Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIY Projects Made From Old Books | Art Of Upcycling                                         Collecting classic literature has always been a favorite pastime. If you crave their tattered, loved, barely-bound spine to their fragmented pages that smell of decaying cedar, we know this project is for you. Old books are magical, not to mention they look absolutely fantastic in a rustic home decor scenario. If your books aren’t being put to good use anymore, you might want to think twice about just chucking them. There are many beautiful furniture pieces you can make by up-cycling old books. Turn your sad old pile of dust-collectors into creative DIY projects that are fun for everyone. These ways to repurpose old books can be
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As much as we’d like to think that books are just for reading, we would be sorely mistaken. “Abused” books are great recyclables and make for great conversation pieces.

11 DIY Projects Made From Old Books | Art Of Upcycling

Check out these lovely pieces made from upcycled books. We know you’ll just adore the way they fit nicely into your already-chic decor. You will have a happy little home, indeed. Upcycling is a great DIY project that we just love!

1. Upcycled Vintage Book Planter 

This very clever upcycled book project was made by hollowing out the center of a book to create a lively garden scene. The flowers appear to be just crawling from the pages! What a wonderful idea. via scoutmob 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

2. Make A Book Table Top Lamp

This idea looks like it may be hard, but fear not! It’s quite simple. All you need to know is how to re wire a lamp or pick up a Pre Threaded Socket9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books | Art Of Upcycling) from Amazon, Ikea, or other places with lighting accessories. Check out many more awesome DIY projects using old books by following the link below. via bobvila 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

3. Repurposed Book Coat Rack

Check out this repurposed coat rack made from using old books! The writer of this blog describes her love for old books just as we had at the beginning of this round-up. Learn how to create the look! via knickoftimeinteriors 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

 4. Recycled Books Resin Paper Wire Forms

via artunraveled Learn how to DIY these awesome upcycled wire forms using old books, toothpicks, resin glass, and some glitter. All you need are a few supplies and you’re ready to make beautiful pieces of art! Take the wire basics course below for a mere $145.00 or try it out yourself. The site below gives you a great list of the materials needed to attempt the project. Try it! 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books   9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

5. Recycled Book Shelving Unit

Okay, this project by far takes the cake for upcycling old books. This is one of the coolest and most interesting projects for home decor. Look at how the books sit so flush against the wall! This DIY project makes a great weekend endeavor. All you need, really… some old books and potentially some glue! via southernmess 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books

6. Make A DIY Quote With Old Book Pages

While this DIY project has been attempted several times around, this tutorial in particular far exceeds expectations. The outcome of this project is simply magnificent! Make sure to use your favorite old book for the background text (as it’s surely going to stir conversation). via lifeasathrifter 9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books   DIY Projects How To Recycle Old Books

7. Create A DIY Book Headboard

via designeveryday Do you dream of books? You most certainly will with this lovely headboard made from old  re-purposed books! Our DIY senses are experiencing an overload of awesome!  The turnout is more  perfect that watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s on a Sunday morning…followed closely by brunch in Central Park! Check out how it’s made! DIY Projects How To Recycle Old Books DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 17DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 18

8. Book Page Covered File Cabinet

via thespacebetween Spruce up your office space with this easy DIY project made from recycling old book pages. All you need is a little Mod Podge and a little love! Check out how it’s made by visiting the tutorial! DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 22     DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 21

9. Book Page Ornaments

via cityfarmhouse Learn how to make these lovely book page ornaments by upcycling your old books! These would make great place settings for a wedding or birthday party! DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 14DIY-Projects-Repurposed-Crafts-Made-From-Old-Books 16                                                                                                     That’s it for our re-purposed book projects, folks! Do you have a project that you’d like to share with us? Leave the link in the comments section below and we’ll add it to our roundup! Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest updates on craft projects in the making! Like us on Facebook (button below) to get fun craft projects in your feed! Pin your favorite projects to Pinterest to share with friends.

 

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Vincent King
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Vincent King
2 years 2 months ago

Several months ago, I saw where a guy cut off the spines of books. Glued them to a Plywood box on a shelf. Plenty of room to HIDE about anything you wanted.

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angelica
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1 year 10 months ago

I love the Headboard! 😀 I should Try that!Actually anything with books I would love to try them all.

Emily
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Emily
1 year 7 months ago

great ideas! But I guess I am a book pack rat I just cant see cutting up my precious books that I might read again some day

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Rush'd Lady
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1 year 6 months ago

How many first editions did you destroy to produce those crafted projects? Which to the right buyer could bring big dollars. Find out from an antique dealer or used book dealer how much those old books might be worth before cutting into them. And as a family historian, I cringe seeing old books so abused. I bet some genealogy library would love to see those old historical hardbacks! If you must have book pages, use modern paperback trashy novels. sigh!

Rynna Machate
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1 year 6 months ago

I do agree. It’s not recommended for all kinds of books.

Kat
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Kat
1 year 5 months ago
Oh, give me a break. You do NOT know what these books were. There are plenty of old books out there that aren’t worth the paper they are written on. Not every old book is a first edition or worthy of saving, and plenty are mold and water damaged and perfect for reusing this way. Look at the ones on that lamp — totally water damaged, not worth anything to collectors. I love books, have hundreds, if not thousands, and NEVER throw them away, but to say that every old book is precious is total bull. And there are plenty… Read more »
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Marshaluan
1 year 3 months ago

Not everything is about money & just because it’s something you value doesn’t mean others do.
I personally couldn’t cut up books but I wouldn’t criticise others for it – their books, their choice!

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shane
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shane
1 year 5 months ago

great use for all the old encyclopedia sets out there!

zehra
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1 year 4 months ago

These are really great ideas thank for shares (^_−)☆

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