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DIY recycled book planter.

Curbly Video: How to Make a Planter from a Recycled Book- Great way to repurpose books you can find at Bargain Center in Eau Claire

11DIY ideas for the home. This is really cool! I want to make this for the coffee table from a book from the thrift store.

15 Fascinating & Unusual Christmas Presents

Old Books into Unique Coat Rack! ~Full tutorial at KnickofTime.net

Repurposed Books Coat Rack Junker's Unite

Junkers Unite with Repurposed Book Coat Rack, a Pinboard and Link Party! - Knick of Time

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Great ideas on here. I especially love the clutch and the kitchen utensil holder--Dishfunctional Designs: Bookish: Upcycled & Repurposed Books and Pages

use and exacto knife to cut pages of a book into a shape, use water colors on page edges then add a stem and open book... neat!

Suppose you finish a book while traveling. just cut the pages to a pear or pumpkin shape and take it home to finish the project-- assuming you have some scissors. if not, you can fold pages for a Christmas tree.

I'm not sure if I could bring myself to deface a book...but if I could I'd do this! Book Storage Boxes

62 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

Extend the shelf life of secondhand books. "I'm crazy for the patterns on these covers," says CL contributing editor Cathe Holden of the condensed books Reader's Digest books. Here's how Holden transforms the tomes into stealthy storage boxes.

How to make a purse/clutch from a Book | Make It @ Your Library

How to Make a Purse/clutch From a Book

How to make a purse/clutch from a Book (thinking of using this idea for another craft)

If I ever have kids, they will awesome things like this giant squid pillow.  Or maybe I'll just get one for myself.

How-To: 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow

2 yards of felt 1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups) 1 piece black felt & 1 piece white felt matching thread pins stuffing big sheets of paper to draw pattern on

Up-cycled Storage Box. i think i already posted this, but this is DEFINATELY worth the risk of a re-post. if you don't want to waste books, try your local community centre or ask a library if there are any damaged or unusable books you could have.

Old book spines glued to a box becomes hidden bookshelf storage. Garden Ridge also has fake old books with storage inside. Old book spines glued to a box becomes…

Use hot glue gun to glue thumb tacks to the back of pretty buttons.

simple DIY: vintage buttons and thumb tacks. Carefully remove the back of the button or pin, use hot glue gun to adhere to thumb tack.