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Crafting With Old Books: Repurposed Books

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Upcycle Books Into Storage Items

Crafts: Book Pages. Make Altered Books. Rose Petal (Real Ones) Notebook. Make a lovely Valentine's Day gift - a notebook covered with dried rose petals.

Rose Petal (Real Ones) Notebook

What you need Plain digest sized notebook Dried Rose petals; enough to cover notebook cover Bottle of White Craft Glue or modge podge Paint brush Instructions Squeeze a dab of white glue onto the notebook cover. Spread with a paintbrush, big enough to put one petal on. Dab and Brush white glue close to the petal. Repeat over entire notebook, leaving petals hanging over edges. Make A Book Clutch Purse.

Did you see this week’s Crafting with the Stars?

Make A Book Clutch Purse

We got third place- and we’re moving on to round 2! Yikes! My project was the book clutch…this is the post:A little vintage book… upon further review is actually a clever clutch. How To Make A Clutch Or Purse From A Book. Birdhouse With Book Roof. Modernseed, the baby store run by two modernist moms (and savvy businesswomen) offers “All Things Modern for the Mini,” both online and on-site at their storefront in Oakland, CA.

Birdhouse With Book Roof

There is much to see at Modernseed, including furniture, bedding, clothing, and toys for budding style mavens and miniature modern designers. One feature of the company you might not notice if you are merely shopping is the Modernseed Birdhouse Design Competition, which has just completed its second year. The design competition has two categories: kids and adults. The 2005 winner in the adult category was the “Nest Modern Birdhouse” , which redefines green building by providing birds with recycled material for their nest.

The body of the birdhouse is made with reused plywood scraps and held together with stainless steel hardware. Though the book roof is waterproof, its designer does not claim it will hold up forever. Vintage Book Vase. I love turning thrift store finds into unexpected items, and that is exactly what happened in the case of this DIY Book Vase.

Vintage Book Vase

I simply took a cast off vintage book and added a bottle to the inside for an easy DIY with great home decor results. Now, flowers can be displayed in style throughout my home. How To Make A Vase Of Books. 9 Cool Things To Do With Old Books. Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books?

9 Cool Things To Do With Old Books

They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. 9 Novel Ways To Reuse A Novel (Or Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book — removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. — then please stop reading now.

9 Novel Ways To Reuse A Novel (Or Other Book)

This article is not for you. And I totally understand! Some people have such emotional attachments to books; the thought of repurposing them is simply horrific. (For all of you, Atlanta painter and decorating expert Kass Wilson wrote a tutorial on how to make bookshelves the focal point of a room.) But for the rest of you, here’s a few awesome ideas (other than creating a decorative library) for upcycling the used books you’ve got lying around: The whole book . . . 1.

Perfect for hiding your cash, your naughties, or even just your remote control. 2. Made in much the same way as the stash box above, in this case you’ll plant a succulent inside the compartment, and leave the cover open as part of the finished look. 3. Same concept as above, but applied a bit differently. Just the pages . . . 1.

DIY Ideas - Creative Book Recycling. Posted by on onsdag, mars 21, 2012 · 3 Comments Although a lot of us have welcome digitalized reading, most of us still have mixed feelings about hacking books.

DIY Ideas - Creative Book Recycling

They way I see it, hacking books and renewing their raison d’être in our homes is a way to pay thankful tribute to their legacy as bearers of culture, knowledge and amazing experiences. Book Crafts Ideas. Diy Book Upcycles by Nicole Gillette. Nicole Gillette's image for: "Diy Book Upcycles" Caption: Music box made from book pages Location: Image by: Nicole L.

Diy Book Upcycles by Nicole Gillette

Gillette. Recycled Book Crafts - Instructables. Collage: Explore Creative Collaging Art, Assemblage, Photomontage. Arts & Crafts : Explore Creative Collage Art See also: Instructional Collage Projects Mixing art and imagination!

Collage: Explore Creative Collaging Art, Assemblage, Photomontage

Collage and assemblage art are compositions of various elements (such as paper, wood, fabric, feathers, leaves, and other found objects) pasted down with an adhesive glue or paint. Within this collection of collage and assemblage resources you'll find a collection of Creativity Portal's collage workshops, projects, and tutorials plus Web sites that explain the collage process and share free tips, techniques, and tutorials for your own creative collage projects.

10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book. Ahh, there it is again on my front porch: the phone book.

10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book

Talk about an antiquated business model. I haven’t used a phone book for ages. I tried to opt-out of getting a phone book, but the company wanted my e-mail to do it, which seemed like it was inviting even more hassle than simply getting rid of the phone book in the first place. 22 Ways To Use Old Magazines. Magazine Crafts.