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    turn a book into a clock

    the book clutch + how-to

    If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.


    How to make a bouncy ball! Kid's favorite!

    DIY a Book Birdhouse | Craft

    What a cool way to use a book! Wouldn't that be cool to hang up in your room?

    Love this clock! What a fun idea!

    fun...I want to try this!

    Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed “The infinite ways a book can be explored with our minds and our tools has just begun.” Stunning showcase of papercraft and book sculpture by some of the world’s best artists.

    Family Foot Stool...wish I had done this years ago!

    Cloud Lights - First, you need some cotton batting, a paper lantern, and three flameless candles. Pull at the cotton batting until it looks fluffy, light, and cloud-like. Then, hot glue it to the outside of the paper lantern in various places. Turn on the candles and place inside the lantern. Instant silver lining to any room :)

    Elephant Door Decs! Love how they turned out!

    Find a poster big enough to fill your dresser. Remove hardware. Carefully measure and slice poster. Adhere with Mod Podge per instructions.

    Book sling tutorial - even though we have a ton of built in bookshelves in this house, I'm thinking of doing this for our littlest family member who is book obsessed so she can easily see which books she has to choose from.

    Clocks stopped at the time each child was born-So doing this!

    Spaghetti sauce jars turned Moroccan #upcycle idea.

    Turn an Old Book into a New Journal and have it actually look like the book!--this shall be our summer project.

    Drip dry without the mess... do this for rain/snow season. Fantastic idea.

    Jay Strongwater Mayfair Leaf & Bee Clock - Neiman Marcus

    Do this before throwing out a damaged teddy light coat of paint | I couldnt find a link but Im so doing this..