Sunday, July 22, 2012

15 Awesome Ways To Turn Old Books Into Art

 If you're like me, you probably just use books for reading. You probably wouldn't even think that there are any other uses for a book. After you see these amazing, creative ideas you won't ever think that again! Prepare yourself to see books in a whole new way. It's time to get in touch with your creative side and think outside the box--or rather, book.

1. Book Sculptures

Probably my favorite form of book art, these blow my mind. I would love to have one of these on my shelf!

2. Painted Pages

I am in love with these! I could fill up my whole wall with this sort of art. I'm dying to try this for myself.






 3. Books in Bloom

There are dozens of ways to turn old book pages into beautiful flowers to decorate crafts or place in a vase. Here's one tutorial.





4. Picture This

Bind together old book pages and glue on your photos for an awesome, unique photo album!

5. Book Box

 What do you get when you combine a box, book pages, and some decoupage glue? The most awesome storage container ever! You can decoupage a box of any shape or size, and even dress it up with ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.

6. Books Grow On Trees

 Wouldn't this ornament look awesome on your tree this Christmas? Or if Christmas is too far away you can use it as decoration in your room.

 7. Book Planter

Got a green thumb? This book planter is a unique way for the book lover who loves to garden to display their plants. I'd love to make one of these! Or two, or three...

8. Wear A Book

Every book lover's dream dress...

9. Book Wreath

So elegant! I would love to have this wreath in my room!

10. Book Covers

 What a cool idea! Use book pages to create new covers for your journal/notebook. Make some book covered pencils to go along with it. This would be a fun project for back to school :]

 11. Books Are Made of Letters

Decoupage old book pages onto wooden letters! You could spell out words or give a monogram to a book-loving friend.

 12. Create a Collage

Use book pages and whatever else you can find to make an awesome collage that you can frame and hang on your wall!

13. Wrap It Up

Turn a gift into a piece of art by creating wrapping paper and gift tags from book pages.





14. Create A Piece of Art

 If you're really creative and artistic, you can turn books into pieces of beautiful art. Just check out the artwork of altered book artist Rachel Ashe. Who knew that was even an art form??

15. Folded Pages

This takes dog-earring pages to a whole new level....


These are just a handful of the many creative book crafts out there. Who knew there were so many awesome things you could do with books?? I don't think I'll be able to look at a book the same way again!

Feeling inspired? I know I am! Which of these would you like to try? Which is your favorite?

Happy Sunday, and happy reading!


  1. Wow! They're gorgeous!! Thanks for posting!:D

  2. These are awesome! I especially love the dog-eared pages and the collage. If only I was capable of such art. :) Thank you for posting this! Very inspiring.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it! :] I wish I was creative enough to come up with ideas like these!

  4. Such a tremendous job. I love books and upcycling has helped from through them away. This article is another way to save them. I really liked this Book of Books as well It shares many interesting projects. Altered Upcycling also has an awesome website and lots of free ebook offers if you sign up.

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