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February is Library Lovers Month

February is Library Lovers month so I thought I would feature some projects made from old books. I am not advocating using library books for these projects, but rather a reminder to check out your local library for craft books and book fair or sales for old, ripped, stained books that can find new life in a project.


I previously posted about this repurposed paperback book project, it started on a break at work and now hangs in my dining room.

DIY book planter from wednesdayI love this DIY book planter mostly because I haven’t seen it before and I have a postcard garden, which I think is a neat concept, but won’t last long. The directions are within the photo, so make sure you click over for an enlarged version on the website Wednesday.


design sponge tech organizerDesignSponge shows how you can use an old book to make a travel organizer for tech cords. Sewing elastic ribbon in an old hardback book cover, this project can made to whatever size you need based on your accessories.


book wreath Living with LindsayI love the title of this post, Librarians Please Avert Your Eyes! As a librarian who doesn’t bat an eye at weeding or discarding. I know how people work, if they see shelves of gross, nasty, smelly books they’re inclined to think the building is that way and turn up a nose. Anyway, when you get your hands on those discarded books, how about making a book wreath?!


country living book purse I made a book purse years ago, before I started this blog, it turned out to be rather useless and I like small purses. But if you want a nice conversation piece, try make a purse out of an old book.


magazine beads I have a pile of magazines that are headed for the recycling bin, but if I had kids I would cut them into strips and let them make beads.



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  • Jamie Fosters February 4, 2012, 6:16 am

    I also make a lot of useful stuffs out of old books. I loved your works. Do you make these stuffs on a regular basis?

    Thanks for sharing.

    -Jamie

  • Joanne February 13, 2012, 4:22 pm

    I love collecting different kinds of valuable books, And recently I built up a mini library at home to arrange it all.