If you're an avid reader, a growing library can be one of the most exciting feelings. However, if you are an avid reader who lives in a small apartment, a growing library can become one of your biggest challenges. When you no longer have room on your shelf and the stack on your bedside table is about to topple over, think twice before you start giving those books away.
Whether the book just wasn't that interesting or it is in very poor condition, passing it on to a friend or tossing it in the recycling bin aren't your only options. There are endless ways to upcycle those old novels you have lying around. Find a little bit of time and a lot of glue and check out some of the amazing tutorials below!
1. Homemade book clutch
This idea is perfect for book and fashion lovers a like. Add this homemade book clutch to any outfit and you will definitely be making a statement. The in-depth tutorial can be found here.
2. DIY book letters
While having books around your house can be a decorative choice in and of itself, this bold home decor will save you a little more space. These lovely letters made out of book pages would look great in the kid's room, kitchen, or even living room. Just pick your word and get to work by visiting Little Things Bring Smiles for the full tutorial.
3. Book paper roses
Red roses are romantic, white roses are pure, and yellow roses are joyful. But next time you are buying roses for your honey, think outside the box of traditional bouquets by opting for these beautiful book page roses instead.
4. Book paper pumpkins
It's Fall: the time for hot lates, cozy sweaters, cool weather, and, of course, pumpkins. Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving party or simply want to decorate your home for the season, this adorable paper pumpkin will definitely get you in that Fall spirit. Learn how to make it here.
5. Vintage Book Clock
While more and more of us are looking at our phones for the time rather than an analog clock, sometimes it is nice to maintain a mix of new and old technology. This vintage book clock will give your living room that perfect old-timey feel. Read the tutorial by visiting Hill City Bride.
6. Book page Magnolia wreath
If you are the type of person who loves to go all out on the Christmas decorations, this tutorial is for you. Rip out pages from old books to create this stunning magnolia wreath and your next Christmas party will be all the more festive.
7. Hidden storage
Perhaps you want to save space by getting rid of some of your books, but you also love how books look on your shelf. With this amazing hidden storage idea, you can have both. Give off the illusion of a room filled with books when in reality you can store the things that might not be as nice to look at.
8. Book planter
Plants are a great way to bring life and color to any room and guess what...so are books! Grab a knife, a book, and your favorite succulents and head over to My Fair Linda to learn how to craft these adorable planters.
9. Book lamp
This tutorial requires vintage hardback books to achieve its rustic look. If you have some outdated encyclopedias or dictionaries they would work perfectly. Light up your study by visiting Consumer Crafts to learn how to make this vintage book lamp.
10. Repurposed book flower
For such a lightweight and fragile material, you can do almost anything with paper. Because of paper's versatility, you can get really creative with book crafts and with enough effort, transform pages into virtually any shape. This repurposed book flower by Designed Decor is just one of many examples of the incredible things you can do.
11. Book page vase
Let's say you've finished #3 on this list and now you need a place to store those beautiful roses you made. With the pages you have left over, you can make a gorgeous vase for your flowers. Click here for the tutorial.
12. Mail organizer
This last tutorial will help you save space and stay organized in multiple ways. Reuse your old books to create this super helpful mail organizer that will get your mail pile off of your kitchen table and into nice, organized slots.
Which one will you make first? Be sure to share this list with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest so they can transform their books too!