Are There Any Creative Projects I Can Do With Old Books?
Because you can make so many of these projects with just one book, you’ll probably be able to complete all of the crafts on this list.
1. Poinsettia Wreath
This activity shows you how to make a paper wreath with poinsettia flowers in a variety of ways that are only limited by your imagination. I’m thinking of using this paper method for Christmas art in the classroom, so give it a try!
2. Invisible Bookends
When you use old book pages for crafts, you’ll also get an old book cover; instead of throwing it away, use it to make invisible bookends by gluing them together with a glue gun and a glue stick.
3. Canvas Art
If you don’t want to make birds, you can use any animal or landscape as a source of inspiration.
4. Lucky Clover
Momma D and Da Boyz share how to make a four-leaf clover out of book pages, which I think is a great idea for a St. Patrick’s Day craft to do at home or in the classroom.
5. Colorful Greeting Cards
A heartfelt piece that is personalized for the recipients’ interests and hobbies will also be appreciated.
7. Book Page and Rope Bowl
Smaller bowls can hold small or large objects, whereas larger bowls can accommodate everything from Christmas balls to fake fruit and jewelry.
9. Words or Quote Votive
You can even find vintage-looking photographs to use as votives.
10. Fridge Magnets
Here are some suggestions for making a one-of-a-kind and useful fridge magnet for your home or as a Christmas gift.
12. Book Cover Clutch or Gift Kits
This is a fantastic project for dedicated crafters who want to make one-of-a-kind gifts out of old book covers.
14. Animal Ornaments
You could make a one-of-a-kind decorator piece with the help of the kids.
It would also make a lovely decoration for a book club gathering or to adorn the interior of your home.
16. Sewable Book Pages
Imagine the crafts you could make with this DIY fabric for old books and their original binding by simply applying a coat of silicone to the pages to make them sewable.
How do you upcycle an old book?
8 Ways to Turn Old Books Into Adorable Crafts and Gifts
- EReader Case.
- Book Headboard.
- Book Puff.
- Book Balls.
- Gift Tags.
- Coat Rack.
- Coat Rack.
What can I do with old hardcover books?
While you can throw your hardcover books in the trash, we recommend donating them to a local thrift or used book store so that others can enjoy them! You can also remove the cover and binding to recycle the hardcover book’s inside pages.
How can I reuse old school books?
Old Textbooks Can Be Recycled in 12 Different Ways
- Sell your books: This is probably the first thing that comes to mind.
- Donate your books: Someone else will always need the book you used.
- Ship your books:
- Recycle your books:
- Trade your books:
- Make a free book box:
- Decorate with books:
- Rent books:
What can you do with old encyclopedias?
Try local schools and libraries if you’re looking for a more purposeful use for your old encyclopedias. Schools can use the encyclopedias in classrooms or in their library, and local libraries occasionally use donated books to stock shelves.
Does anyone collect old books?
Oxfam has a number of locations throughout Central and Greater London, and they accept a wide range of unwanted items, all of which can be re-homed through their charity stores or their online Oxfam store; in either case, your books will find a new home.
Does Amazon do book buyback?
Pros: Through its Textbooks Trade-In program, Amazon will buy almost any book imaginable. When logged in, Amazon populates the buyback page with suggestions to sell previous Amazon purchases; however, you can trade in other books with an ISBN, and shipping is included.
Is it worth keeping old encyclopedias?
Though most complete encyclopedia sets are worth less than $75 due to their lack of relevance, there are some rare editions that have historical value, and older sets of encyclopedias can be worth a lot of money if they’re in good condition.
Does anyone buy encyclopedias anymore?
The print edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was discontinued in 2012, but World Book continues to exist, with the company’s website serving as the only official sales outlet. This year’s Berkshire annual meeting is the first time in years that the print edition has been brought out for retail purchase, according to a company representative.
Are Funk and Wagnall encyclopedias worth anything?
Many people have old books they want to sell, but most old dictionaries, references, and the like are worth very little–a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias published after 1923 are essentially worthless, but crafters may be interested in the old pictures.