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.

21 Uses For Old Books

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.

Seriously, this is heaven sent!!! I also fumble through too many fonts before I find the perfect ampersand.

Seriously, this is heaven sent!!! I also fumble through too many fonts before I find the perfect ampersand.

Reclaimed Wood Pallet Art, Hand painted seascape with BEACH wording, Beach, Cottage, upcycled, Wall art, Distressed, Shabby Chic

Reclaimed Wood Pallet Art, Hand painted seascape with BEACH wording, Beach, Cottage, upcycled, Wall art, Distressed, Shabby Chic

Blusa con vuelo en el largo delantero, espalda con corte en el centro y cola de pato con abertura inferior

Blusa con vuelo en el largo delantero, espalda con corte en el centro y cola de pato con abertura inferior

Flutterby Birthday is just beautiful.  I love the background, too bad it is not available anymore.  It would take forever to score something like that and It would not really look the same.  Breathtaking

Flutterby Birthday is just beautiful. I love the background, too bad it is not available anymore. It would take forever to score something like that and It would not really look the same. Breathtaking

Use this basic book idea and expand it even further. Add plain pages instead of envelopes, lengthen the accordion folded spine to accommodate even more pages/envelopes, use a different size envelope or square envelope and change the size of the book to match, find another material to use for the covers or pages, etc. The possibilities go on from there!

Use this basic book idea and expand it even further. Add plain pages instead of envelopes, lengthen the accordion folded spine to accommodate even more pages/envelopes, use a different size envelope or square envelope and change the size of the book to match, find another material to use for the covers or pages, etc. The possibilities go on from there!

Love the mini envelope and the different size pages in this book. It is so interactive.

Love the mini envelope and the different size pages in this book. It is so interactive.

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