Fun Book Page Crafts


One thing you will find a lot of at garage sales and thrift stores are books of all shapes and sizes.

I consider Goodwill my bargain resource (at a mere $.50- 2.00) for finding great reads as well as my number one resource for book page crafts.

You may not have looked at the books section as craft materials before, but book page crafts are a hot trend in magazines that you probably browse through when doing your ” window shopping,” like Anthropologie, West Elm, & Pottery Barn… just to name a few.

Today I wanted to showcase some fun crafts you could try with found or old books.

I have a feeling that once you see these ideas, you will run right out to find the perfect book to get started!



Make a Unique Table Runner

As a bookworm, this table runner makes me swoon!

This table runner would be perfect for an evening with your book club or as a creative party display.

The best part about this is that it is just created from book pages and a little craft glue. (@ Elizabeth Anne Designs)





Make a Gallery Wall Of Your Child’s Favorite Books

Making a gallery wall of photos can be an expensive project, but a gallery of book pages is a fun spin on the gallery wall that could be easily switched out and an inexpensive way to decorate a wall.

This fun display was created from a Shel Silverstein book, a book that just happened to be one of my favorites when I was a kid.

Use Washi tape to hang the book pages so you can add another fun color to your display and easily move or remove the pages when done.

If you want to try this on a smaller scale, consider framing the book cover jackets of your child’s favorite books or select a series of pages that can be hung gallery-style on a wall.

To pull it all together, look for frames that can be spray painted in matching colors. (@ Rice Design)




Create an Eclectic Art Display

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun with book pages and this art display is easy to achieve by simply printing over your book pages with a creative image.

For this craft, look for old encyclopedias or a similarly sized book that can truly fill out your frame.

Image from Ruffles & Stuff




Adorn a Door

One search on Google will yield a plethora of creative book page wreaths that can be made, but this wreath made from book pages rolled into little rosettes gets my win for both beauty and creativity.
The best part is that this one could be personalized with other layers for the seasons.
A felt flower in a fun pop of color or a different color of ribbon to hang it can change the look of the wreath for the changing seasons.
I can’t wait to make one of these myself (@ Under the Table And Dreaming)

Make a Gift

All grads are in need of some spending money!
But often giving just money can sometimes feel less personal than I would like.
Add one of these book page blossoms and a gift tag to some cash for your favorite graduate!

Use as a Backdrop for Wall Art

Use book pages to as the background for some gorgeous Spring art!
These vintage naturalist or scientific illustrations look fantastic on the printed page!

Have you tried any crafts with book pages before?

I would love to hear what you have done with old books in your home!

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Published April 16, 2013 by:

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