A few weeks ago we looked at utilizing a book ambulance to repair books that get damaged. Sometimes though, books are just too far gone for repair. So, what to do with these beloved books? Today, we’ll look at a few ideas for recycling books beyond repair.
My little one removed a few of the lift-the-flaps from some of his books. Since lift-the-flaps are made with heavier paper, they work great for creating refrigerator magnets. Simply place a self adhesive magnet on the back of the flap and you have an instant cute magnet that can be utilized to post your child’s creative projects. If you were using a picture from a lighter weight page, I would recommend laminating your image before placing the magnet on the back.
I saw this cute pennant banner on Pinterest that utilizes book pages.
3. Gift Bags
Take a simple solid color gift bag and decorate it with images cut out from books. Now, you have a unique gift giving vessel. Why not give a book as a gift!
Here is another Pinterest idea from No Time for Flashcards. I love the idea of using a book cover cut into puzzle pieces.
Images are cut from books and then placed on wrapping paper. You could also use construction paper or cardstock. Though I didn’t get it done for this picture, it’s super important to laminate your placemat before use.
6. Gift Tags
Cut out an image from a book to create your own gift tag for that just wrapped gift.
What creative things have you made with books beyond repair?
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