Discarded to DiscARTed

A board of craft ideas and projects that use recycled or repurposed books! Brought to you by Shanneon Grant and Kellie Berg from the La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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book page pinwheels

Homemade bows

Book Page Crafts ... http://savedbylovecreations.com/2012/04/50-things-to-make-from-old-books.html

Beautiful painted cover {Bugs on Book Covers by Rose Anderson} Love the idea of book covers as a blank canvas. We're planning some kind of "painting on old book covers" library program for next year!

Letters covered with pages from a children's book.

Empty oatmeal boxes covered with book pages.

Chalkboard paint + books = so fun!

Hand painted book covers

Hometalk :: I purchased this vintage dresser for $5 at a garage sale last year. My…

Rolled Book Page Wreath Tutorial by all things paper, via Flickr @Alice Cartee Evans

Book Fairy - This is such a cute costume idea!

Star made from the pages of an old paperback book

Turn an old magazine into a purse/handbag (DIY)

christmas tree made from books

Ornament idea

Book Card Holder. Just remove the cover and fold down the pages...How wonderful to display holiday cards!

Colorful butterflies cut from the pages of an old atlas are used in this piece. The background for the butterflies is a page from a nature magazine. Another map page is used as the mat in the background.

Bag made from book cover. Like many books that have a three ring binding, this book lost many pages and could no longer circulate. By cutting apart a ripped purse, a book/purse hybrid "bag" was made with the help of hot glue. The cover of an art or fashion book could make a beautiful bag!

Book painted with snowman. (I painted several of these to give away as gifts!) A sponge (and a very light touch with the white paint) was used to create the snow texture. As this one was made for someone who sews, buttons were added at the bottom. A jute twine bow was tied around the cover. This might be a great project if your library receives a lot of donated Reader's Digest condensed sets and they do not sell at the book sale. :-)

Easy pictorial tutorial for a DIY Tree made from paperback book pages

book tree tutorial

Pretty envelope made from book pages. (These envelopes could make unique gift card holders for holiday giving.)

These magnets are a really simple project. (A set of these might make a good gift!) All of these were made by cutting colorful images from old magazines. The paper is then mod podged face down on the flat side of the glass marble. After it dries, a magnet is hot glued on the back.