5 DIY Crafts for Used Books

Books & Things

Literary purists be warned: We are about to destroy a few books in the name of home decor. Woe unto us! But it's all for the greater good, and we've got some projects that will knock your spectacles off.

You have to admit that, no matter how much reading is a part of your life, there are probably a few titles sitting in the closet that haven't seen the light of day in eons.

While book donation is always an excellent option for letting those old tomes find a new home (there's probably a local charity, library, shelter or school that could use them), the cold winter months might give you an itch to craft while you're stuck inside.

Sit back, grab a cup of tea and check out our top-five favorite ideas for reusing both hardcover and paperback books.

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