There comes a point in a book’s life when it is no longer readable, useful, or helpful as it was when it was first published. After a while, a well loved novel will fall apart. A non-fiction book will be out of date and not helpful in today’s world (think of a science book from the 1960’s!) A children’s book won’t be relatable because the pictures and language no longer represent how kids look and speak. What happens to these books?
1. Turn a yard-sale lamp into a great lamp for a kid’s room! (
2. Decoupage is your friend! Details of a room done up in your favorite novel. (homedit.com)
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3. Indoor decor or seal and use outside as an actual birdhouse! (
4. Literally a bookshelf. Use powerful adhesive and clamp together to dry. (inhabitat.com)
5. One of our favorites – up-cycle a hardcover into a journal cover! (
6. This is a great idea for an outdated set of encyclopedias. (
7. Add roses to gift-wrap, make them into a wreath, or secure to a mirror! (savvysugar.com)
8. Clock kits can be found at most craft and hobby shops. Think of the possibilities! (nerdywithchildren.com)
9. A thick, old book with its spine still intact will work for this cute planter! (inhabitant.com)
10. A trinket box. Make a few and stack them up! Image courtesy of (brit.co)
11. An old novel plus flowery hole-punch equals a sweet table runner. (
12. Get inspired. Mod-Podge, any piece of wood furniture, an old book and a few free hours is all you need! (modpodgerocksblog.com)