The 15 Most Horrific Crafting Abuses Ever Committed Against Books

RIP culture.

1. This Harry Potter wrapping paper.

Any Harry Potter fan would be delighted to receive a gift wrapped in the corpse of their childhood.

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2. This pumpkin.

Pro: no gloopy pumpkin seed mess! Con: the barely-audible ghost shrieks of forsaken words.

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3. This planter.

At least one book’s death means one pampered little succulent’s life.

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4. This holiday wreath.

The most heartwarming part of Christmas is when the whole family gathers around the torn-up pages of a story they once enjoyed together.

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5. This candle holder.

Peanut butter and jelly, Antony and Cleopatra, books and fire.

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6. This garland.

Not for literacy :(

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7. These envelope liners.

Because if there’s one thing all mail needs, it’s more paper.

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8. This distinctly ironic sculpture.

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9. This wallpaper.

All Frances Hodgson Burnett wanted for her classic novels was for a model to lean seductively against their ripped-up pages in a photo on the internet.

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10. This decoupaged coffee table.

Ugh, Nate Berkus, <3 u but no.

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11. This hollowed-out keepsake.

Accurate, because it feels like you’re carving out my heart when I look at this.

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12. This piece of Art.

Unless thine own self thinks it’s okay to desecrate SHAKESPEARE.

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13. These book clutches.

If only Holden Caulfield knew that a girl in a black lace puff-sleeved dress was hauling his innermost thoughts (for a mere $1,520) around the Meatpacking District.

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14. This classic celeb-perpetrated atrocity.

In the immortal words of Cates, “This is the perfect idea for someone who likes to pretend that they read.”

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15. And this.


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