The home decor catalogs that arrive in my mailbox show old book bundles on their luxurious shelves.
I have moved more times than I want to remember boxes of old books collected from yard sales and thrift shops. I used the covers for a project that I don’t believe I could continue blogging without! You can read about my farmhouse file box to see if one would help you.
So this is for you!
First make a cup of tea.
Then dump it into a glass rectangular cake pan. Drop in a piece of paper or card stock.
I used both.
You can winkle and then drop into the tea if you wish.
Also grab scissors or anything to cut paper. I used a scrapbook paper cutter.
Wrap the tea stained rough paper around your book. No glue or tape needed.
You can write your own title, tape ribbon, or glue brown paper along the binding of the paper without damaging the book.
My old book disclaimer! I had reservations about using old books for crafts. We have 3 boxes of books gathered over the years that were bought at yard sales and thrift shops stored in the garage. Most were not in good shape when I bought them. Many were green and blue for decorating a bookcase. The more tattered and torn the better. We’ve moved the books several times, but for the last 7 years they sit in storage. I had to get rid of some due to mold…yuck. But now that I’ve found some creative ways to reused them, I feel we can love them all over again in their new life.
Have you ever made something that inspired you from a home store or catalog?
Now if I could just figure out how to make one of those fancy stand mixers for the kitchen! 🙂
You can see this in our Thanksgiving Simple Abundance post.
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