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books turned to wall art--the books are sliced up  pages folded in half toward the center

I probably have enough books to do this, but I'd hate to part with any of my books to make wall art.maybe a wouldn't feel bad making a Twilight book into wall art.

We all love to read and learn from books, but "The Repurposed Library" takes our passion even further, presenting us with 33 projects to make--quite literally--out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home.

The Repurposed Library, by Lisa Occhipinti. 33 craft projects that give old books new life. - Am I the only one who doesn't think old books need a new life? Old books still = books.

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Cute DIY flower idea made our of either paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls. Cut them up, fold in half, hot glue together and you can spray paint any color you like.

Folded book pages make incredible wall art!

FUN and creative open book art. You can get great books to do this DIY project from Safari Thrift in Aurora CO.

Book mobiles, would be great to hang from the high ceiling in our home library. Or in a school media center! <3

new look for an old book. new meaning to the word bookmobile! (While I am completely against destroying any book, this WOULD be neat in a reading nook.

Yep.  Ordered the book the day I saw this. (Of course, I've yet to actually do one of the projects.)

this takes my love of books to a whole new level. for me, these bookmobiles from shop house inspire imagination and encourage me to pick

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DIY ~ crafts to do with toilet paper rolls. This wreath is made from paper towel and toilet paper rolls. It is just too cute and easy on the pocketbook.

Cardboard Cities by Annalise Rees/seems like a project kids could work on recreating for a long time...

Tower of box houses--fun! Great Team building activity / writing project: create a house mountain and write about life there.

Book Art!!http:/...

I have soft spot for old books. I love the smell, the color, the signs of use like a name penciled in or a page marked up. The texture, shape and contrast in this art using old books by South African, Keri Muller is fabulous.


The Perfect Gift: Etched Wooden Spoons - an easy woodburning (pyrography) project