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22 Creative Ideas For Making Something New From Old Books

I love reading as much as the next person (if the next person happens to be a bibliophile; if not, I love reading MORE than the next person). In any case, sometimes you want your love of books to trickle into other non-reading parts of your life, and here's how you can accomplish that.

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1. Book Page Art

Learn to DIY here: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2011/03/book-art.html
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Learn to DIY here: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2011/03/book-art.html

2. Book Vase

Learn to DIY here: http://savedbylovecreations.com/2012/02/how-to-make-a-vase-from-an-old-book.html
Via savedbylovecreations.com

Learn to DIY here: http://savedbylovecreations.com/2012/02/how-to-make-a-vase-from-an-old-book.html

3. Book Spine Storage

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4. Book Plaque for Hooks

5. Book Box for Remote Control

Learn to DIY here: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/green-crafts-0309#slide-1
Via countryliving.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/green-crafts-0309#slide-1

6. Book Bookshelf

7. Book Charging Dock

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8. Monogrammed Book Decoration

Learn to DIY here: http://www.ashbeedesign.com/2012/04/altered-books-monogram.html
Via ashbeedesign.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.ashbeedesign.com/2012/04/altered-books-monogram.html

9. Book Necklace

Learn to DIY here: http://www.mandipidy.com/2010/11/tutorial-book-page-necklace.html
Via mandipidy.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.mandipidy.com/2010/11/tutorial-book-page-necklace.html

10. Book Bowtie

11. Book Wallet

Learn to DIY here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=167691.0#axzz2bJlpdffE
Via craftster.org

Learn to DIY here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=167691.0#axzz2bJlpdffE

12. Book Decorative Jar (Or Shot Glass)

Learn to DIY here: http://www.arrowandapple.com/blog/2010/6/10/weekend-diy.html
Via arrowandapple.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.arrowandapple.com/blog/2010/6/10/weekend-diy.html

13. Book Clock

Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Literary-Clock/
Via instructables.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Literary-Clock/

14. Children's Book Bird House

15. Children's Book Playhouse

16. Book Lamp

Learn to DIY here: http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2011/08/steal-this-idea-old-book-table-lamp.html#.UgKvUBbdaz6
Via brooklynlimestone.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2011/08/steal-this-idea-old-book-table-lamp.html#.UgKvUBbdaz6

17. Book Lampshade

Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/
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Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/

18. Book Headboard

Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-book-headboard/
Via instructables.com

Learn to DIY here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-book-headboard/

19. Book Coffee Table

20. Book Spine Chair

21. Book Broom

Via inspirationgreen

22. And if you're ambitious enough... Book ART.

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