Book Pages: Easy Restyle

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.


Simply Stated

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.


Bound Together

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.)


Artistic Words

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.


Sweet Details

Give a nod to Valentine’s Day by fashioning a heart-shaped garland, using book pages. For more details on this project, click here.