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If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.

21 Uses For Old Books

If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.

Crafts with Books

Crafts with Books

Upcycle Old Books For Kid Friendly Crafts>>Really wanna do the first two, and the closet in the guest room is full of worthless old books so yeah (:

Upcycle Old Books For Kid Friendly Crafts>>Really wanna do the first two, and the closet in the guest room is full of worthless old books so yeah (:

If you have some hardcover books that no one’s interested in reading again, don’t toss ’em! Construct yourself a Book Hide. This involves hollowing out a book so you can keep valuables or secret stashes inside.

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Books

If you have some hardcover books that no one’s interested in reading again, don’t toss ’em! Construct yourself a Book Hide. This involves hollowing out a book so you can keep valuables or secret stashes inside.

DIY book page wreath. SO easy and perfect for all of those old books to be put to good use!

DIY Book Page Wreath

DIY book page wreath. SO easy and perfect for all of those old books to be put to good use!

Cards: Tear out old book pages to make greeting cards. The background is suitable for all types of occasions — birthdays, graduations, and more.

Cards: Tear out old book pages to make greeting cards. The background is suitable for all types of occasions — birthdays, graduations, and more.

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Hidden Storage from Old Books #crafts #homedecor

10 Clever DIY Home Decor Crafts with Actual Waste Materials

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Hidden Storage from Old Books #crafts #homedecor

15 inexpensive and creative crafts to make with old books! | www.makingitinthemountains.com

15 Creative Ways to Upcycle Old Books

15 inexpensive and creative crafts to make with old books! | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Use old book as shadow box or picture frame. Dishfunctional Designs: Bookish: Upcycled & Repurposed Books and Pages

Use old book as shadow box or picture frame. Dishfunctional Designs: Bookish: Upcycled & Repurposed Books and Pages

I've been working on this for a couple days now and i'm so excited its done! this was all done with modge podge. (aka 1/2 Elmers and 1/2 H2O) I would normally do something like this with permanent marker, but thought the fumes would be bad for Brynn <3.   Layer 1: OLD book pages  Layer 2: Watercolors  Layer 3: Black art paper  <3!

I've been working on this for a couple days now and i'm so excited its done! this was all done with modge podge. (aka 1/2 Elmers and 1/2 H2O) I would normally do something like this with permanent marker, but thought the fumes would be bad for Brynn <3. Layer 1: OLD book pages Layer 2: Watercolors Layer 3: Black art paper <3!

CraftSanity On TV: Making Weaving Looms Out of Old Books – CraftSanity – A blog and podcast for those who love everything handmade

CraftSanity On TV: Making Weaving Looms Out of Old Books – CraftSanity – A blog and podcast for those who love everything handmade

mail organizer old books http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/old-book-mail-organizer.html

mail organizer old books http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/old-book-mail-organizer.html

How to repurpose an old book into a gorgeous succulent planter, art of upcycling, DIY ready crafts, garden decor idea

How to repurpose an old book into a gorgeous succulent planter, art of upcycling, DIY ready crafts, garden decor idea

This week's art project...painted canvas and mod-podged on some petals cut from old books

This week's art project...painted canvas and mod-podged on some petals cut from old books

Wings of Whimsy: DIY Book Crafts No 4 - Accordion Organizer

DIY Old Book Crafts – No 4 – Accordion Organizer

Wings of Whimsy: DIY Book Crafts No 4 - Accordion Organizer

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Easy And Beautiful DIY Projects Made With Old Books

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