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  • susan gist

    bookmarks out of oldbook spines

  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library

    CRAFTY IDEA: Recycle your tired old books and make Vintage Book Spine Bookmarks.

  • Sheila Walling

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

  • maryanne /h

    Bookmarks made from old book spines (via doubledaybooks) I hate to deface a book, especially antique and vintage books, but this a great project for saving a bit of a book that is falling apart. #books #bookmark

  • Jodi Karshbaum

    Gorgeous! I love bookish DIY projects.  doubledaybooks: Bookmarks made from old book spines.

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Mark with the Spine ~ Here's a past-perfect idea for old books. -- If a vintage book is falling apart, gently remove the spine from the binding and neatly trim the edges to create a bookmark. -- Using glue, adhere the spine to heavy card stock. -- To seal, brush on a light coat of decoupage medium. -- Punch a hole in the top edge; thread a corded tassel through.

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Pretty Lace Bookmarks that are created from old book spines...DIY project

Cute gift idea-To assemble your own, cut velvet ribbon ($1.59 per yard; mjtrim.com) into nine-inch lengths. Purchase ribbon clamps the same width as your ribbon (from $1.50 per 10 pack; artfire.com), then use flat-nose jewelry pliers to affix clamps to both ends of each ribbon. Finish by attaching charms, trinkets, or vintage earrings (from 25 cents each; eebeads.com<...

When old books are completely beyond repair, use the spine as a lovely old bookmark - great DIY gift with a book.

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.