I love books. Reading is my favorite thing. It's an escape. Books are magical. They let you experience worlds and cultures and adventures you never even imagined. As much as I hate sacrificing books, even when they're old and dog-eared, I love them so much that I adore decorating with them, too. Being surrounded by books, by words and sentences and prose … it makes me feel peaceful, protected, and at ease. Maybe these projects will make you feel the same way.
Table of contents:
- 1. Book Page Flowers
- 2. Book Purse DIY
- 3. A Hollowed-out Hiding Place
- 4. Paper Book Ghosts
- 5. Vintage-Inspired "Grape Vine" Wreath
- 6. Or Something a Little More Three-dimensional
- 7. Book Page Garland
- 8. Book Page Spheres
- 9. Book Page Pumpkin
- 10. Book Page Ribbons for Gifts
- 11. Book Page Candles
- 12. Book Page Heart Art
- 13. The Perfect Envelope
- 14. Gorgeous Gift Bags
- 15. Decoupage
- 16. Book-based Birdhouses
- 17. Encyclopedia Page Silhouettes
1 Book Page Flowers
How to do it: oncarstyles.com
These are lovely! You could make such a wonderful little book nook or accent piece. Best advice? Use damaged books. I have a bunch that I've either dropped in the bathtub or left within the reach of a dog.
2 Book Purse DIY
How to do it: abeautifulmess.com
Book purses are adorable, but they're pricey, even on Etsy. Sooo … why not make one yourself? And okay, so this isn't decor, but what can I say? I love book purses.
3 A Hollowed-out Hiding Place
How to do it: forthemakers.com
The thought of sacrificing a book to this project makes me sad, but at the same time, I love the idea. This is exactly the kind of book-box Heather used when she proposed!
4 Paper Book Ghosts
How to do it: allthingsusblog.com
Why not make Halloween a little more literary this year?
5 Vintage-Inspired "Grape Vine" Wreath
How to do it: apieceofrainbow.com
This is the kind of wreath you can keep up all year long!
6 Or Something a Little More Three-dimensional
How to do it: goingreno.com
I kind of prefer this one. The pages look like calla lilies.
7 Book Page Garland
How to do it: designdininganddiapers.com
This is lovely! Another great project for a book you can't salvage.
8 Book Page Spheres
How to do it: savedbylovecreations.com
Aw, they look like little roses. Love the pearls in the centers!
9 Book Page Pumpkin
How to do it: creationsbykara.com
See? Tell me a book-themed Halloween isn't a hauntingly adorable idea!
10 Book Page Ribbons for Gifts
How to do it: craftinomicon.blogspot.com
More apt: use the dust covers from your hardbacks.
11 Book Page Candles
How to do it: craftandcreativity.com
This is especially lovely if you do it with illustrated pages. You'll end up with one-of-a-kind candles!
12 Book Page Heart Art
How to do it: twelveonmain.com
All you have to do is roll up the pages and arrange them into a heart shape. Easy!
13 The Perfect Envelope
How to do it: thepostmansknock.com
Actually, you can use any kind of paper-based material – maps, book pages, posters.
14 Gorgeous Gift Bags
How to do it: craftandcreativity.com
If you're having a book-themed birthday party, shower, or wedding, this is an easy, inexpensive idea for guests' gift bags!
How to do it: sewforsoul.blogspot.co.uk
This is for Easter eggs, but you decoupage ornaments of all kinds. Ditto table tops, shelves, and just about anything else.
16 Book-based Birdhouses
How to do it: thisintothat.com
What bird wouldn't want to live in a house of books? However, you can also save this for yourself. Keep it inside. Just display it.
17 Encyclopedia Page Silhouettes
How to do it: craftedniche.com
Oh, these are adorable. I need to copy this idea!
Do you decorate with books?
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