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 book page crafts for you to use to recycled them.
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.
However, you can also make your own aged book pages with my simple aged paper technique. Just print off your own papers to look 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.
Book Page Crafts
Whatever you decide to use, I think you will enjoy some of these fun craft projects.
Make Book Page Flowers
TUTORIAL: Twiggs Studios
These book page flowers make the perfect embellishments for gift wrap, scrapbooks, or other craft projects.
Craft Some Book Page Bird Clips
TUTORIAL: Under The Table And Dreaming
This little bird clip is just so adorable! I do have a thing for birds and this one is no exception.
Transform A Plain Candle Holder With Book Pages
TUTORIAL: Think Crafts Blog
A candle holder is something I would definitely use and one covered in book pages is the style for me! I love this idea.
Create Framed Artwork With Book Pages
TUTORIAL: Good Housekeeping
How about making artwork out of your favorite hardcover book? A shadow box works great for this display.
Create A Pencil And Supply Holder with Book Pages
TUTORIAL: Reduce, Reuse, and Redecorate
This book page pencil holder is so cool, I just have to make one of these for my home office!
Decorate A Picture Frame
SOURCE: Wohler’s World
Decorating a picture frame is always a great idea too. 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…….