A Dozen Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books
I LOVE to read. I remember at one point I’d happen to be browsing the “recommended” book shelves and there were very few that I had not already read. Needless to say, my shelves are littered with books. Think twice before throwing away your old damaged books. You can’t really sell them for much anyway! Take the eco-friendly route and repurpose them into something new and inventive and take the trash to treasure route. I thought I’d put together some fun repurposing ideas for your old books to get your creative juices flowing. Here are 10 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books!
Where to Find Damaged Books
Libraries have a process called weeding. Books that are weeded include books that have torn pages or broken spines, and would not survive further circulation. These books are too damaged to donate or too worn to sell at a discount to benefit the library. Ask your local libraries for books in this category; perhaps you can give them new life with one of these ideas.
Repurpose Books for Home Decor
Make a book page butterfly wreath.
Turn one into a unique lamp.
Make your own book page wallpaper. How fun is this? I would love to cover an accent wall in book pages!
Make a book page wreath.
Create interesting artwork and make an invisible book shelf.
Upcycle Books for DIY Gifts
Make your own postcards or reuse the covers for handmade greeting cards and post cards.
Make an interesting picture frame. Add some special and memorable photos to an old encyclopedia and use it as a frame to display in your home!
Hollow it out to make a secret hiding place.
The purse seems like it would be a little heavy, and the desk, well it speaks for itself, but how ingenious! Turn books into a purse.
DIY Furniture with Books
Create an interesting conversation piece and make a desk or coffee table.
Become eco-friendly and repurpose old damaged books!