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. 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
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 Socket) 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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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! 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.