Do you love repurposing old things into something new and pretty? The fact that book pages are paper makes them easy to use in a variety of projects, and the text on the pages adds an extra level of visual interest not found in normal solid-color paper. Also, book page upcycles are incredibly inexpensive ways to spruce up your décor. These 12 Awesome Book Page Projects are definitely decorating on a dime!
Of course, there’s no need to tear up a good book to make these projects! Instead, you can go to garage sales, thrift stores, library book sales, and Goodwill to find some beaten-up/damaged old books. Not only will you have a large variety of books to choose from (large text, small text, illustrations, etc.), but you can get them at great prices!
12 Awesome Book Page Projects
I’m pretty excited about these book page projects because they are so amazing. They turn out beautiful, and it’s a great way to use an old book instead of throwing it out. Take a look at these tips:
- Find books at thrift stores, yard sales, or even your attic. You’ll be amazed by how many gorgeous old books you can find and use. They don’t have to cost a lot of money either!
- You’ll need good quality scissors. While each craft has its own directions, most of them will require you to use scissors. It’s a good idea to have a good quality pair for the best results.
- Glue, staples, and rubber bands are a few items to use for attaching the pages. It’s always good to have these items on hand when crafting. They will come in handy when you need to affix the pages to different materials.
1. Book Page Wreath
Isn’t this a pretty wreath? It looks pretty just with the tufts of paper and ribbon, but the lines of text showing here and there adds some great detail! Deja Vue Designs shows how to turn book pages into this pretty wreath!
2. Paper Flower
I love this little book flower! The black edges and button center make it look extra cute! Check out Designed Decor’s tutorial to make your own book flower!
3. Book Page Pinwheel Banner
This book page upcycle banner is so cute with all the little page pinwheels! Ella Claire shows you how to turn an ordinary book into a cute pinwheel banner!
4. Book Page Art
This is a great upcycle project! There are so many opportunities for creativity and personalization because you can make whatever art you want! Ruffles and Stuff explain how to make your own custom book art prints!
5. Book Page Apple
Isn’t this creative? It’s a kind of book page sculpture! And it’s not hard to make! Hymns and Verses shows how to cut up an old book and turn it into a cute book page apple!
6. Book Page Letters
This could make a great gift or great décor for your house! You can make initials, or words, even seasonal messages! Money Saving Sisters explains how to use a book to make book letters!
7. Book Page Magnets
These are so fun! These magnets use dictionary pages, but they’d also be cute featuring phrases from novels. Crafts by Amanda shows how to easily make your own dictionary page magnets!
8. Book Page Decorative Balls
This is a really clever idea! Muslin & Merlot got crafty and used these paper book page balls for decorations.
9. Book Page Bottles
This is another great way to upcycle old book pages! The Wicker House shows how to turn book pages into pretty silhouettes on bottles!
10. Book Page Butterfly Pot
This is such a pretty way to repurpose book pages! It looks even better with the moss and white pot! Vintage Country Style shows how to make this pretty paper butterfly and painted pot!
11. DIY Book Page Rope Bowl
I love this DIY book page rope bowl so much! Use it as a lovely decoration on your mantle or even as a centerpiece on your table. Liz Marie did a fantastic job!
12. DIY Book Pinwheels
Weekend Craft got creative with some old Dr. Seuss books. These creative book pinwheels are easy and can be made quickly.
Have you ever crafted with old books? What did you make?
Source: A Cultivated Nest