Whether it’s torn with age, worn by the weather or just plain unreadable, your book no longer has the same luster of youth it once had. Before you sacrifice it to your recycle bin, hold on! There’s hope! If you can’t bear to leave your books, here are some different ways of making your books decorative for your home.

 

1. Book origami made out of book pages

Scrapping old pages of your book into your size of preference can unlock a truckload of decorative possibilities. Your dying books can breathe a sigh of fresh air with its new kind of beauty.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

2. Coffee table made out of books

This one might take a generous amount of books but the overall appeal of a book coffee table is pretty cool! Some people even stack piles of books under a wooden plank to craft an easy and one-of-a-kind coffee table.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

3. Wall art made out of book pages

Simple, and easy to do! Perfect for making your love of books known in your home.

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4. A secret treasure box made out of a vintage book

Books are surprisingly effective at hiding your valuables in a subtle fashion. Carve through a thick square of pages in an old book to store your deepest secrets or treasures. Attach prongs and pins to the book to fasten your goods!

Source: Quirk Books
Source: Quirk Books

5. A book tree, Christmas tree made out of books

Book trees are one of the best ways to express your creativity. You want a simple one? Arrange it from the ground up with just the books. More ambitious? Make branches for your tree from pages! Take a look at others’ creations on Pinterest to gather some inspiration for your very own book tree!

Source: BookBub Blog
Source: BookBub Blog

6. Cards made out of books

You can make your own special cards out of books. Extract your favorite lines and pages from your book of choice and make cards out of it for the people you love.

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7. Cake toppers made from book pages

Cake toppers are surprisingly easy to make and add that extra special touch to any occasion. With a little bit of glue, a toothpick, and a cut section from that person’s favorite book (not their exact copy!), you can make someone’s day all the more meaningful.

Source: Popsugar
Source: Popsugar

8. Book Wreaths made out of book pages

With a number of rolled up pages and paper flower, you could easily craft your own book wreath. They act as perfect ways of decorating your living quarters!

Source: The Frugal Homemaker
Source: The Frugal Homemaker

9. Book stools

A bit of glue, a number of used books, a cushion and some wheels will take you far in terms of artistic expression. Make yourself a book stool and whirl around your house in style.

Source: Recyclart
Source: Recyclart

10. Picture frames made out of old books

Books can be emptied for other valuable memories including photos and pictures. Make the most out of your book and replace it with something you would love just as much.

Source: Well Rounded
Source: Well Rounded

11. Coat rack

Hang your coats on your favorite books and add that extra sprinkle of book-spiration for whenever you come home or go out.

Source: Knick of Time
Source: Knick of Time

12. Book tissue paper holder made out of old books

Whether you’re having a difficult day or just reading a really good book, a tissue paper holder made from books is a nice way of drying your tears.

Source: CrookedBrains
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13. Book shelf

Trust me – they’re not floating books, but they’re close! Liven up your interior decor with some shelves made out of books.

Source: Gent Supply Co.
Source: Gent Supply Co.

14. Bookmarks made out of old book spines

What better way to use your old books then letting them help you read your current books? These fashionable and unique bookmarks are as easy to make as they are satisfying to look at.

Source: Just Imagine
Source: Just Imagine

15. Book bag – a purse made out of old books

With a little bit of sewing skills, crafting your own book bag to take with you to the library (or anywhere really) is a real (and cool) idea!

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