5 Cool Ways to Upcycle Books

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Don’t know what to do with your old books?  Why not turn them into something new and useful.  Here are 5 cool ideas to upcycle your old books.

1.  Book Planters

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You’ll Need:

1 Vintage book
2-3 small succulents
Little bit of potting soil
1 exacto knife
Parchment paper or plastic bag
White glue
Dry moss or ground cover

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

 2.  Rose Wreath

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You’ll Need:

Foam Wreath Form
Recycled Book Pages
Lots of Hot Glue
Ribbon to Hang

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

3.  Book Purse

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You’ll Need:

hard cover book at least 1″ thick
magnetic snap kit
lining fabric that coordinates or compliments with book colors
heavy weight interfacing
X-Acto blade
fabric scissors
marker
hot glue gun
iron
sewing machine

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

 4.  Book Lamp

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You’ll Need:

One lamp stand or table lamp
Lots of books (preferably paperbacks)
A drill

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

5.  Invisible Book Shelf

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You’ll Need:

Book
Good sized “L” Bracket
Carpet Knife
Pen
Small wood screws (of the flat headed variety)
Large wood screws
Tape Measure or Ruler
Glue
A Stack of Books for Weight

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

What have you been upcycling recently?

 

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