Lots & Lots Of Book Page Crafts

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I love books!  I love the smell of them as I read and I would never want to destroy a good book.  However, there are always those  books whose pages are better off in a crafty design than left in written form.  For those, I have some great craft ideas for you to use to recycled them rather than give them away to some other unfortunate reader.

If you don’t have your own books, you can always go to a thrift store and pick up a stack of paperback books for next to nothing.  If it’s garage sale season, that is a great place to pick some up as well.

You can, however, also make your own aged book pages with my simple aged paper technique.  You can print off your own papers to look just like an old book page.  You can also use this technique on any paper back book page to give it an aged look.

This is the craft that I made with my aged paper technique.  I did it for a Halloween poem but you could print off an excerpt from your favorite book or any poem and decorate a frame in much the same way.

Whatever you decide to use, I think you will enjoy some of these fun craft projects:

These book page flowers from Twiggs Studios make the perfect embellishments for gift wrap, scrapbooks, or other craft projects.

This little bird by Under The Table And Dreaming is just so adorable!  I do have a thing for birds and this one is no exception.

 

A candle holder is something I would definitely use and one covered in book pages is the style for me!  I love this idea by Think Crafts Blog.

How about making artwork out of your favorite hardcover book?  Good Housekeeping shows you just how to do that with a shadow box and a few other simple materials.

This book page pencil holder is so cool, I just have to make one of these for my home office!  Reduce, Reuse and Redecorate shows you how to make this nifty holder.

Decorating a picture frame is always a great idea too, like this frame done by Wohler’s World.  You could take a series of unmatched frames and decorate them all with book pages to make them uniform for a mantel or shelf setting.

Do you have a favorite?  Let me know your thoughts…….

Happy Crafting!

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6 comments
  1. Hoorah for Renee! While reading my mega blogs I’ve seen/heard many people ask for a tutorial on making those roses. YOU found it!

    LOVE the birdie, I’ve got a thing for them too.

    You’ve just put me out of a bit of anquish. (hubs won’t be pleased, lol) I did the above book project only I used slightly sunken votives for battery candles. I’ve been trying to decide how to decorate the glass. Voila! AND I’m going to get hubs to re-drill my holes, deeper. I love the pencil cup idea.

    As always, THANK YOU

    1. You’re welcome Tee! I’m glad the rose tutorial will be so helpful too 🙂

  2. Rene,
    Love these ideas… have so many books that I can use! Can you fix the link to Good Houskeeping for the shadowbox? when I hit the link it takes me to Think Crafts Blog for the candle holder! Thanks

    1. Glad you like them Ginger! Thanks for letting me know about that link, I will fix it right away!

  3. Awesome ideas. The book pencil holder is really cool. I like the Halloween poem picture frame to. I also make my own aged pages. I use coffee instead of tea, and put mine in the oven. I just finished a tutorial using the aged paper. “paper wire wrapped beads” and posted it on my blog.
    Well off to look around some more on your wonderful site. (-;

    1. I’m going to have to check out your blog! That tutorial has peaked my interest :). Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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