Thursday, February 10, 2011


I thought I'd pull together several ideas from some amazing bloggers and crafts-people using recycled book pages. I've used photos from other blogs so be sure to check out their sites and see their other amazing art. Since I work in a library I am always surrounded by books. We also always have discarded books for sale and sometimes very old books that people have donated that just aren't in good enough condition to put out for sale. I've been collecting some of these old books to give them a new life. For pennies, you can make some of these wonderful projects too!

Alisa Burke has some wonderful ideas here using old book pages as wrapping paper and adornments.

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this chain by Alisa Burke is stitched together
another cute wrap and card by Alisa Burke
watercolor leaves
turn into a beautiful wreath, by Alisa Burke
Anthropologie window
Sconce and hanging light from Boeklampen
Wall sconce and hanging light by Boeklampen
Spineless books on display by Cote De Texas
a cute paper flower by Craftside
a book shelf by
recycled book table by
This looks like a wonderful book by Jason Thompson
More books sans covers by Jennifer Rizza.
These wonderful little creations are book purses made by Caitlin Phillips at Rebound Designs. This amazing crafter makes purses out of old recycled books, lines them and makes beautiful beaded handles. Definitely check out her website and etsy shop.

Restoration Hardware display
These glass magnets are from a blog named S.C.R.A.P.
And this cute little mini garland is from Saratops on etsy.
and last but not least is a window display from Anthropologie.

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