15 Ways To Upcycle Books in Your Home

June 1st, 2018

Curling up with a good book is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But if you’re a bibliophile, books can pile up pretty quickly in your home. But there are lots of ways you can repurpose books in your home.

Here Are 15 Ways To Upcycle Books in Your Home:

1) Coasters

Take some blank white coasters or white tiles and turn them into something spectacular. Just cut some pages out of your favorite book. Then Mod Podge them to a blank coaster or tile.

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2) Book Knife Block

Tie a lot of books together with twine. Stand them upright and just slide your knives in between the pages to create a knife block. Learn how to make one here.

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3) Stacked Book Planter

Stack and glue some books together or just use one. Cut out space for your potted plant inside your books. Pop your plant right in.

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4) Secret Book Safe

Use books to hide your treasures. You can make an awesome safe with books. Just follow the directions here.

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5) Book Spine Bookmarks

Some book spines look really nice, especially the ones from older books. Just cut the spine out and put a hole punch at the top. Run a ribbon through it and use it as a bookmark.

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6) Office Supply Organizer

Stack some books and glue them together. Cut holes in them big enough to place a tin can. Slip the can in and use it as an office supply organizer.

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7) Book Page Votive Holders

Dress up your votive holders with book pages. Just cut your pages to size. Then glue paper to the outside of the glass votive holder.

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8) Book Hand Bag

Get some extra use out of that book by using it every day. Turn it into a sweet purse. Get the tutorial on how to make it here.

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9) Book Jewelry Box

Make a gorgeous jewelry box from an old book. All you need is some cardboard, glue, and razor knife. You can find the full instructions here.

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10) Book Tablet Case

Do you read a lot of books on your tablet? Make it known with a DIY tablet case made from an old book. Learn how to make one in the video below.

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11) Book Coat Rack

This is a really stunning project for book lovers. It takes some wood, a few books, and nails. Get the full instructions here.

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12) Vintage Clutch Purse

This is the cutest clutch ever. It was inspired by a Kate Spade clutch. Learn how to make one here.

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13) Book Page Jewelry

Keep a piece of your favorite book with you always by turning it into jewelry. They are super simple to make. Learn how here.

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14) Cover Furniture or a Wall

Create an accent wall by gluing book pages to a wall. You can also spruce up your furniture with book pages. Just Mod Podge your pages to the furniture.

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15) Book Table Lamp

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You’ll need a lamp kit for this but it’s so worth it. Just stack your books and install the lamp pieces. Learn how here.

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