5 Creative Uses for Books (Other Than Actually Reading Them)

Running out of space for your book collection? Maybe it’s time to sort out which books have run out of its shelf life. (Get it?) However, letting go of books isn’t as easy as it sounds. What if I told you that you can keep a few around and still get new ones?

Here are some novel ideas to make sure that you get the most out of your book collection.

Time to hit the books!

First things first, it’s important that you carefully pick the books that you will use for these projects. Arrange and select the books you’re going to keep and separate them for safe keeping. Remember to keep books that are close to your heart. You may want to use this chance to tidy out your shelf.

Fab and furnished

Add functional flair into your home with old books! Along with the use of a few industrial tools, you can turn worn out materials into helpful fixtures around the house. You can use books of the same width to fix wobbly chairs and tables, heavy books for paperweight and door stoppers, and even stack them to make a footstool! The possibilities doesn’t end there, it’s up to you to make the most out of it.

Proses as presents

As Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.“ Give your friends and loved ones the most timeless gift of all – wisdom. Make this an opportunity to exchange interests with them as you share books that you think they’ll love. Choosing from books that you’ve already read allows you to select the perfect book to give them.

Well-read and well-dressed

Turn old books into accessories such as buttons, pins, and even rings! If you have the wherewithal, you can go as far as making a wallet out of hardbound books. Match your aesthetic sense of style with personally made pieces from books such as bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

Read and recycle!

Of course, never miss out the chance to help Mother Nature when it comes to disposing materials. You can make the world a greener place by recycling and repurposing some parts of the book. For example, get the spines of hardbound books to make your personal bookmark! These sturdy hardbound pages are perfect to keep track of your progress while reading another book. Another one is making paper flowers that would last longer than actual flowers but is just as pretty.

Proses are red, chapters are blue,

You can use them as ornaments, too! Lately, making art using different materials has been a popular trend among everyone. Add a vintage feel into your home after making different artworks. Design and frame book pages and make a secret safe in your book! If you’re running out of ideas, you can always go to your Pinterest board for a dose of quick inspiration.

It’s time to turn the page and clear out your books for some space. Get booked and busy while you let your creativity do the work!

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