Many times, recycling centers won’t accept book covers, due to the glue used to manufacture the bindings. So, now you’re stuck with trying to find what to do with old books. There are crafts with old books you can do, like make bookmarks! Simply use a razor knife to slice off the covers and drill a hole in the top and thread through a strip of leather or ribbon to accent these unique gift items.
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This book wreath is nothing short of breathtaking when it comes to crafts with old books. Patience and careful planning will result in a truly one-of-a-kind décor item that visitors to your home will swoon over. Just be sure to hang it in a prominent location for maximum effect.
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Sometimes the best thing about a DIY project is making an existing product even better. This modern pendant takes a generic paper lantern and steps it up a notch by carefully pasting circles, cut from book pages, in a scalloped pattern which resembles an artichoke!
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