9 beautiful and easy DIYs you can make with an old book

Thrift stores and used book stores usually have mountains of books sitting around waiting to find a new home.... but many of them are destined to never be read again!
Most of us don't read a book more than once, so instead of keeping them around, why not repurpose them? It might feel a bit strange to rip the pages out of a perfectly good book, but these DIYs are worth it!
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Origami butterfly (h/t Todolwen)
I absolutely love these delicate origami butterflies! These are so easy to make once you get the hang of it, so you'll probably want to make a few.
Lampshade makeover (h/t Roundabout)
If you don't have space for a chandelier, how about giving one of your lamps a makeover instead? You could put this next to your couch or wherever your favorite place to curl up with a good book is!
Leaf garland (h/t The Nester)
These leaf garland would be the perfect way to decorate for a book-themed party, but it's also a cute piece of decor that you could leave up all the time! You could even try experimenting with different shapes of cut-outs.
Book page chandelier (h/t Make The Best Of Things)
This is such a pretty, inexpensive DIY chandelier idea! The light looks so pretty shining through the old book pages, and I love the random placement of the punched-out butterflies.
Decorative bottles (h/t The Wicker House)
These decorative bottles are such a good way to upcycle your old liquor bottles AND the pages of an old book! These would be extra-pretty with a fresh flower or two in them.
Pretty seed packets (h/t Magnolia Market)
If you're saving seeds to plant in your garden next year, you might as well store them in a pretty package. These would also make such a cute gift for anyone who loves to garden!
Paper roses (h/t 100 Layer Cake)
Fresh flowers can be expensive, but these paper roses are just as pretty and you'll never have to worry about them dying! I love the idea of attaching them to real branches as seen here.
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