There are few things better than curling up with a good book, except of course, using the written word in a new and innovative way. We all have old books that we can repurpose and try something new with. Here are some ideas to turn bookworms into crafty caterpillars.Disassemble books using an x-acto knife. Two of the books will need to have only one of their covers cut. The remaining four or five will only require the spine. Hot glue the books to a craft crate. The two books with the covers will wrap around the box. Let it dry. Display it with hidden keys, pens or receipts.
Choose your pages from a favorite book or print off the pages online. Apply on a canvas and ‘paint’ Mod Podge over them. Let the piece dry for 24 hours. Use a pencil to draw your tree. Color the tree with permanent marker.
Choose sturdy books; try to find colorful ones to boot. Use two sets of brackets. One set for below the books and a single bracket for above. Start drilling.
Use a wood board as your base. Screw four large books to the base, and glue four smaller books to the larger ones. Attach the hooks to the smaller books with two long screws.
Take an old book that is big and thick. Glue around the outside of the book on the pages. Let it dry overnight. Draw a square in the middle of the book. Cut with x-facto knife. Line the square with parchment paper. Fill the hole with a thin line of gravel, add soil on top. Place your succulents and apply more soil.
Hot glue two books that will be your base. Better to have two different sizes. For the door, only use the cover. Cut out a hole and insert a small pencil below the hole. Hot glue the side books. For the roof, open the book in half and hot glue the edges to make a connection with the other books.
Find nine books. Drill a hole through each. String a lamp wire through, then glue a socket to the top book. Add a lamp shade of your choice.
Sand and smooth the filing cabinet. Apply Mod Podge liberally all over the cabinet. Place your book pages and apply a couple of more coats of Mod Podge. Let it dry. Spray a clear varnish and let it dry.
Take an old leather bound book. Remove the pages and add sugru glue to the spine to reinforce. Cut 4 pieces of elastic. Position them to hold the corners of your device, then hot glue them in place.
Fold paper as if you are creating a fan. Fold the paper in half and wrap in wire. Trim edges on both end. Separate the layers away from the center. Tie your metal stem to the wire.
Have plenty of vintage scrapbook or vintage paper to cover the canvas. Mod Podge thoroughly. Draw branches and glue bird cutouts. Fill in permanent marker.
Cut the inside of the book out. Place and glue, firm cardboard to the middle binding. Choose your own fabric. Cut your pencil and notebook covers and sew them to the fabric. Take the main fabric and glue it to the book base. Make sure you smooth out any bubbles. Purchase your purse handles at a craft store or repurpose some from an old bag. Sew ribbon bands to the handles. Hot glue the tabs to your book.
Cut three nooks within the inner pages of a book. Glue the pages together. Use one square for the music box. Drill a hole through the book’s back cover to for the music box crank.
Use 4×4 tiles. Cut out the pages of the dictionary the same size as the tiles. Cover the backside of the paper in craft glue and glue it on to the tile. Use clear acrylic spray and let it dry. With a paint brush, apply Mod Podge. Let it dry and spray one coat of the clear acrylic sealer.
Trace slightly bigger square around the photo you are going to use on the front page of the book. Use an x-facto knife to cut out the frame and pages. Open the front cover and place a sheet protector trimmed to the required size. Slide your photo in and tape on the sides.
Tear out book pages and cut them in to small pieces. Dip them in liquid starch. Slap the paper on a canister. Remove the excess with a towel. Let it dry. Add scrapbook embellishments such coins to complete the look.
Roll a page on a skewer. Apply glue on each turn. Pull out the skewer and let the roll dry. Cut the rolls in varying sizes. Cut a piece of cord to the desired length for a bracelet. String your paper beads, mixing in decorative beads.
Use two sheets per glass jar. Cut according to size of your jar. Cut out your design like a heart. Glue it to the jar. Let it dry. Insert a small candle.