Recycled Book Crafts!

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Cool and creative ideas for making new things from old books. How creative can you be with an old, discarded book pages?

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Tutorial: Book Pumpkin

I have to admit, I was a little bit surprised that my pumpkin turned out so well. I had seen these all over Pinterest, and thought it might be an easy, sick-day project. So with two old paperback books in hand, a pencil, and some good scissors (Tim Holtz Tonic from Michaels), I began. Here's how I did it: 1. Find two paperback books that have he same text style and size and are printed on the same color and texture of paper. It is surprising that there are white, beige, and grayish book…

Repurpose those old books to create this classic farmhouse styled knife block #DIYHomeDecor #Repurposed #Recycle #OldBooks #ACraftyMix #MedinaLibrary

You'll Love This Classic Farmhouse Styled Knife Block

Some old damaged books, skewers and plywood make a one of a kind knife block that looks beautiful and works like a charm. See how easy it was to make one.

How To Create Swedish Advent Stars Using Recycled Book Pages #MedinaLibrary #RecycledBooks #SwedishStar #Boreidesign

How To Create Swedish Advent Stars Using Recycled Book Pages

Handmade straw and wood ornaments are a long standing tradition in Sweden and many other Scandinavian countries. Advent stars are one of...

Book-Built House Decor - Artist Frank Halmans Turns Literary Classics into Houses with Windows #MedinaLibrary #BookArt #Trendhunter

Book-Built House Decor

Book Art - Suddenly our book shelf is feeling a little underwhelming after getting a peek at this Dutch artist’s DIY book art. Frank Halmans carved a se...

Storybook Paper Roses #MedinaLibrary #BookCrafts #Handimania

How to Make Storybook Paper Roses - DIY & Crafts - Handimania

Make a bunch of these paper flowers!

8 Clever Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Books #MedinaLibrary #Brightly #Holidays #Books

8 Clever Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Books | Brightly

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate books into your holiday celebrations, here are a few fun, festive, and super adorable DIY ideas.

Book Folding Sheep! #BookFolding #ETSpeaksFromHome #MedinaLibrary

Book Folding Sheep - ET Speaks From Home

This is how we made the book folding sheep. You need a hard cover book and a free materials to make this lovely sheep. Year of the Sheep 2015

DIY 3D Butterflies Made from Vintage Book Pages. #MedinaLibrary #Recycle #Books #Crafts #ListingMore

30+ Great Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Old Book Pages - Listing More

DIY 3D Butterflies Made from Vintage Book Pages. #MedinaLibrary #Recycle #Books #Crafts #ListingMore

5 Great Places to Donate Your Old Books. You know we're happy to have your old books, but here are some other great ideas. #MedinaLibrary #Books #Donate #Brightly

5 Great Places to Donate Your Old Books | Brightly

Where can you donate your old books where they'll be sure to live a full second life (and not end up in the landfill)? We've found five great places.

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow #MedinaLibrary #knickoftime.net #RecycledBooks

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow It all started with a book page bow banner I made and sold in my Etsy shop.... Another customer saw it and asked if I would make her 100 really small bows that she planned to use on baby shower invitations. 'Oh sure - no problem!', I responded. I do enjoy making them, but my kitchen counter is now decorated with spiderweb-like strands of hot glue, I burned myself a few times, and I

How to Hollow Out a Book to Make a Secret Book Safe - #MedinaLibrary #DIYInspired #RecycledBooks

How to Make a Secret Book Safe

How to Make a Secret Book Safe, a step by step photo tutorial on how to hollow out a book.

Decorate eggs with book pages. #MedinaLibrary #BookPages #Eggs #InspireCo

easter eggs

I made these eggs a couple of years ago...do you remember? I thought you'd like to see them again... from the archives...March 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These eggs are so much fun (and messy!) to make... And, best of all, you use those plastic Easter eggs! Other things you'll need are pages from old books, glue, glitter (optional), and ribbons. Also gather little treasures like flowers, buttons and beads. In a bowl, dilute craft…

40 Delicate Book Project Ideas Worth Considering. Lots of great ideas. #MedinaLibrary #RecycledBooks #Homesthetics

39 Delicate Book Project Ideas Worth Considering | Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

40 Delicate Book Project Ideas Worth Considering. Lots of great ideas. #MedinaLibrary #RecycledBooks #Homesthetics

Nicholas Jones, book artist. #MedinaLibrary #BookArt #SydneyMorningHerald #NicholasJones

Repurposed books

The creative cyber world is awash with bookish objects made from orphaned volumes. Here is a selection of the weird and wonderful creations that have been created from books.

Book folding tutorial #MedinaLibrary #BookFolding #Pandoras-Craftbox

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Here’s a new craft idea i learned it’s called book folding. I occasionally saw it in store displays and I found it fascinating. I could never figure out how they made them, then a couple of days ago I took a class and they showed me how it was done. It can be a very …

This is the Christmas tree fold. The first book in the Potter series is not large enough to fold anything serious, so a Harry Potter mouse seemed ideal! #MedinaLibrary #BookFolding

This is the Christmas tree fold. The first book in the Potter series is not large enough to fold anything serious, so a Harry Potter mouse seemed ideal! #MedinaLibrary #BookFolding