More Upcycle Craft Ideas Using Old Books

>make a Kindle cover!

 

>invisible bookshelf

 

> a lampshade

 

>or a lamp

 

>BHG has the directions for this lovely table runner from book pages

 

>sewing box from sewing book

 

>side table

 

>paperback partition

 

Here's what Lucy Norman of London Design Studio Lula Dot has to say about using books in her art (like the paperback partition above) 

"More books are printed every year, read and discarded. Even though many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and the charities have to pay for the books to be sent to landfill. For example 10,000 books a week from one charity will go to waste. There is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper from books because the paper is low grade and the glue on the spine must be removed."

 

So, don't be reluctant to craft with books that have seen better days – give them a future as something fun, functional or beautiful!

 

>check out this blog post about repurposing Reader's Digest condensed books

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