5 Easy Ways to Repurpose Old Vintage Books

Old books have a certain allure about them.

Be it the musty smell of wilted paper, the sepia toned-coffee stained pages, or the vintage typography that dresses the spine like a well fit suit...

Some of us just can't resist picking them up, and giving them a feel, often leaving a market sale with several in tow. 

Sometimes, we rescue a book to repurpose it, and showcase it's beauty.

Here's a Few Ideas to Inspire Your Old Book Repurpose Projects.

Tip: Before dismantling any old books, please look up the history and/or value for free by clicking here (affiliate link), to avoid a potential crisis when you've discovered your book is worth millions!! (hey, we can dream right...)

Also, please do not disrupt rare and antiquarian books. These projects are best suited for books that were mass produced at one time (and are still abundant today), or will be thrown away. AKA - project materials!!!

1. The "Book" Bag

Old Book Clutch Purse

Photo: Etsy.com

Just a few cheap materials, and a dedicated afternoon will have you styling and profiling in this awesome vintage book handbag. 

The full tutorial can be found here.

2. The Vintage Book Clock

Vintage Book Clock

Photo: Etsy.com

Add a touch of vintage charm to your night stand, dresser, or shelf with this vintage book clock.

View the vintage book clock tutorial by Hill City Bride here.

3. The Vintage Book Secret Stash Box

The Vintage Book Storage Box

Photo: makeanddocrew.com

The options are limitless when it comes to storage boxes!

This tutorial by makeanddocrew.com shows you exactly how to make these tempting little stash boxes. 

4. The Growing Book

The Growing Book

Photo: confettidaydreams.com

There are a million and one ways to "skin a cat", so they say.

There is also a million and one ways to plant a succulent, including in an old book as shown here in this post by confettidaydreams

5. The Old Book Bookmark

The Old Book Bookmark

Photo: craftsalamode.com

Craftsalamode.com did an excellent job explaining how to craft these amazing old book bookmarks from vintage book spines. 

Don't Delay, Try One Today!

Let your creative spirit fly, and try one of these simple projects today.

They all make great gifts, and it's never too early to start projects for the holidays! 

Thanks for Reading!

Thank you so much for reading, and please leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought of this article. 

I would love to see pictures of your creations!

Take care, as always! - Hallie  ❤️️ 

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2 comments

Hallie

that sounds fun too Roberta!

Roberta Burke

You can even paint book covers! I have done it and added decorative molds out clay.

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