Book lovers rejoice over these dainty, expressive projects designed to recycle pages from damaged books. Use your own, or check in with libraries and bookstores for tomes that need a new life.
A table runner featuring your favorite book pages can serve as a great conversation starter. Use glue dots or double-sided tape to adhere the pages together. Arrange them in line, or get expressive with varying angles.
For a delightful accent, create an inexpensive decorative piece that looks charming and is simple to make. Remove the cover of a bound book. Then take a group of 20 to 30 pages, and tuck them into the spine. Repeat until all pages are tucked. Tie a ribbon around the pages. (Two sets of hands may be needed to hold the pages and tie.)
Framing your favorite poem or passage is a lovely way to remember its importance. Use patterned paper to make a border, and then do an ombre wash over the poem, using watercolor paint. To create the ombre effect, begin with a bright shade of your chosen color, and then choose a lighter shade as you descend the page.
Give a nod to Valentine’s Day by fashioning a heart-shaped garland, using book pages. For more details on this project, click here.