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      Great idea: Turn old book spines into book marks!

    • Trish Glavin

      CRAFTY IDEA: Recycle your tired old books and make Vintage Book Spine Bookmarks. I love this idea, but it feels like a knife in my literary heart to see a book being torn asunder even if it is upcycled.

    • Christa Wieringa

      Bookmarks Out of Old Book Spines - great gift idea

    • Judith Magnusen

      old book crafts | Old book spines as bookmarks

    • Deborah Rice

      bookmarks out of old book spines (repin to craft ideas)

    • Sarah Thoma

      Great idea! Bookmarks Out of Old Book Spines

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    Now I know there are no original thoughts... I had this same idea and have bags of books waiting to be cut. I had a few other thoughts too, perhaps I'll try them first.