Collecting classic literature has always been a favorite pastime. If you crave their tattered, loved, barely-bound spine to their fragmented pages that smell of decaying cedar, we know this project is for you. Old books are magical, not to mention they look absolutely fantastic in a rustic home decor scenario. If your books aren’t being put to good use anymore, you might want to think twice about just chucking them. There are many beautiful furniture pieces you can make by up-cycling old books.
As much as we’d like to think that books are just for reading, we would be sorely mistaken. “Abused” books are great recyclables and make for great conversation pieces.
9 DIY Projects Made From Old Books
Check out these lovely pieces made from upcycled books. We know you’ll just adore the way they fit nicely into your already-chic decor. You will have a happy little home, indeed. Upcycling is a great DIY project that we just love!
1. Make a Book Clutch
Turn an old book into a clutch. In just a fwe simple steps you can have your books with you, wherever you go! Whether you’re readingthem or not. Click here for the full book clutch tutorial.
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2. Make A Book Table Top Lamp
This idea looks like it may be hard, but fear not! It’s quite simple. All you need to know is how to re wire a lamp or pick up a Pre Threaded Socket) from Amazon, Ikea, or other places with lighting accessories. Check out many more awesome DIY projects using old books by following the link below. via bobvila
3. Repurposed Book Coat Rack
Check out this repurposed coat rack made from using old books! The writer of this blog describes her love for old books just as we had at the beginning of this round-up. Learn how to create the look! via knickoftimeinteriors
4. Create a secret hiding place out of a book
Build your own secret hiding space in your bookshelf. Take an old or unneeded book, hollow it out, mod-podge the pages shut, and you’re ready to hide! TIP: Be sure that YOU remember which one it is. Read the full hollow book tutorial here
5. Recycled Book Shelving Unit
Okay, this project by far takes the cake for upcycling old books. This is one of the coolest and most interesting projects for home decor. Look at how the books sit so flush against the wall! This DIY project makes a great weekend endeavor. All you need, really… some old books and potentially some glue! via southernmess
6. Make A DIY Quote With Old Book Pages
While this DIY project has been attempted several times around, this tutorial in particular far exceeds expectations. The outcome of this project is simply magnificent! Make sure to use your favorite old book for the background text (as it’s surely going to stir conversation). via lifeasathrifter
7. Create A DIY Book Headboard
Do you dream of books? You most certainly will with this lovely headboard made from old re-purposed books! Our DIY senses are experiencing an overload of awesome! The turnout is more perfect than watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s on a Sunday morning…followed closely by brunch in Central Park! Check out how it’s made!
8. Book Page Covered File Cabinet
Spruce up your office space with this easy DIY project made from recycling old book pages. All you need is a little Mod Podge and a little love! Check out how it’s made by visiting the tutorial!
9. Book Page Ornaments
via cityfarmhouse Learn how to make these lovely book page ornaments by upcycling your old books! These would make great place settings for a wedding or birthday party!
That’s it for our re-purposed book projects, folks! Do you have a project that you’d like to share with us? Leave the link in the comments section below and we’ll add it to our roundup!