September 1, 2012 Leave a comment
Look around your house, and you may be surprised to find books that you do not read anymore, or ones that are slightly damaged. As more people start using e-readers, makers are finding creative uses for beautiful old books as objects with new purposes. Grab some old books and try these projects:
- Sew pages of books to create storage pockets with this easy step-by-step on S. C. Johnson Co.’s blog Family Economics. It’s a unique way to keep track of your favorite photos, movie tickets and valentines!
- Hollow out a book to create a secret compartment like this one from Better Homes & Gardens’ project ideas site. Another way to do this is to glue a bunch of book spines to a box and slide it onto your bookshelf between real books, like in this photo. Voila! Your treasures are now safe from your little brother.
- Make hardcover books into shelves like these examples we found at realsimple.com. They give the term “book shelf” a whole new meaning!
- Build furniture out of old bookswith simple brackets and hardware.