Are There Any Creative Projects I Can Do With Old Books?
Because you can make so many of these projects with just one book, you’ll probably be able to complete all of the crafts on this list.
1. Poinsettia Wreath
This activity shows you how to make a paper wreath with poinsettia flowers in a variety of ways that are only limited by your imagination. I’m thinking of using this paper method for Christmas art in the classroom, so give it a try!
2. Invisible Bookends
When you use old book pages for crafts, you’ll also get an old book cover; instead of throwing it away, use it to make invisible bookends by gluing them together with a glue gun and a glue stick.
3. Canvas Art
If you don’t want to make birds, you can use any animal or landscape as a source of inspiration.
4. Lucky Clover
Momma D and Da Boyz share how to make a four-leaf clover out of book pages, which I think is a great idea for a St. Patrick’s Day craft to do at home or in the classroom.
5. Colorful Greeting Cards
A heartfelt piece that is personalized for the recipients’ interests and hobbies will also be appreciated.
7. Book Page and Rope Bowl
Smaller bowls can hold small or large objects, whereas larger bowls can accommodate everything from Christmas balls to fake fruit and jewelry.
9. Words or Quote Votive
You can even find vintage-looking photographs to use as votives.
10. Fridge Magnets
Here are some suggestions for making a one-of-a-kind and useful fridge magnet for your home or as a Christmas gift.
12. Book Cover Clutch or Gift Kits
This is a fantastic project for dedicated crafters who want to make one-of-a-kind gifts out of old book covers.
14. Animal Ornaments
You could make a one-of-a-kind decorator piece with the help of the kids.
It would also make a lovely decoration for a book club gathering or to adorn the interior of your home.
16. Sewable Book Pages
Imagine the crafts you could make with this DIY fabric for old books and their original binding by simply applying a coat of silicone to the pages to make them sewable.
What do you do with old books creative?
So, let’s get to work!
- Book Page Painting.
- Book Page Wreath.
- Printed Images on Pages.
- Book Page Buttonsu2013these are another Etsy listing, but I love the simplicity of these buttons.
- Zipper Book Clutch.
- Sewing or Treasure Box Book.
- Book Planner.
How can I use old books for art?
Old Book Crafts are simple to make.
- Book pages make a unique canvas for drawing, painting, and sketching.
- Book Spine Bookmark. The Pin.
- Book Bouquet. The Pin.
- Book Photo Frame. The Pin.
- Ruffled Book Garland. The Pin.
- Book Page Bows. The Pin.
- Book Pinwheels. The Pin.
What can I do with old hardcover books?
While you can throw your hardcover books in the trash, we recommend donating them to a local thrift or used book store so that others can enjoy them! You can also remove the cover and binding to recycle the hardcover book’s inside pages.
How can I reuse old books?
10 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books
- Cut book pages into strips for ornaments or decorations.
- Black Out Poetry: Using a page from a damaged book, take a pencil and underline phrases or words as you go to create a poem or saying.
- Paper Beads: Cut strips from book pages.
Does anyone collect old books?
Oxfam has a number of locations throughout Central and Greater London, and they accept a wide range of unwanted items, all of which can be re-homed through their charity stores or their online Oxfam store; in either case, your books will find a new home.
How do I make a book cover look old?
To make your book cover appear aged, add a few stains and an aged tint by brewing some tea and letting it cool, then dipping the fabric or leather into the tea and letting it soak for a few minutes for deep color and stain.
What do you do with your old books clothes and toys?
Answer: We should donate them to charity or to those who do not have access to them.
What do you do with unwanted books?
How to Recycle Your Old Books in 10 Easy Steps
- Bring your gently used books to your local library.
- Donate to a local charity.
- Make some gift tags.
- Recycle your unusable books.
- Sell or give them away online.
- Create a “Free Books” box.
Should I throw away old books?
Books with moldy pages cannot be recycled and must be thrown away to prevent the mold from spreading to other books; however, if a book cannot be reused or given new life in another way, it is perfectly acceptable to recycle it.
Can I put magazines in the recycle bin?
Catalogs and magazines: If the catalog or magazine came in a plastic wrapper, remove the wrapper first and then recycle the entire item; these items are frequently removed during the recycling process at a paper mill or a recycling facility.