How to upcycle thrift shop finds: old encyclopedias

Alice Watching Butterflies mixed media Print on upcycled Vintage Page Book Art or Encyclopedia Page Christmas Gift Idea on Etsy, $8.00

Vintage Scientific Book Page Original Design by LilysNurseryShop

Book pages

prints on print

I've been working on this for a couple days now and i'm so excited its done! this was all done with modge podge. (aka 1/2 Elmers and 1/2 H2O) I would normally do something like this with permanent marker, but thought the fumes would be bad for Brynn <3. Layer 1: OLD book pages Layer 2: Watercolors Layer 3: Black art paper <3!

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Find a poster big enough & mod podge to front of cabinet. Exacto knife to slit around the drawers & some gentle sanding on all the edges to take off the extra paper.

Sew onto book pages - then frame it!

Journal

Kleine Vintage Herzen stolz und Vorurteil von sarahandbendrix, $72.00

Altered composition book. Easy teen craft. Scrapbook supplies + composition book = cute journal.

Make tags out of old books

The art of paper folding - From the Chinese site, pengfu.com - can't find a creator to give credit to, but I love the work.

The opportunities for exploration with color and black and white are endless...

birdcage print - birdcage art print - vintage dictionary print - recycled book page - upcycled book page - 8x10 art print. $10.00, via Etsy.

I love that they used a beat up vintage book cover here with an old photo. Great Idea!

so simple but so cute - gift tags from book pages, stamped with butterfly

Upcycle your old books into lovely decor and jewelry!