More fun with old books: How to apply old book pages to furniture, quick and easy!

Let’s see, I’ve torn out the pages and folded and cut them to make my own crinkle basket filler paper:   

Cut out leaf shapes and stained them to make wreaths. 

Torn into strips and applied them to furniture, lamp shades and boxes and stuff like that.

Big shelf BEFORE (above photo)  and AFTER (below photo)


The supplies:

In progress:

The results:


Old books with covers removed and decorated ends; tied up with tea stained muslin ribbon.

Stack of five old books with wonderfully grubby ‘un bound’ ends.  (I thought I had a better picture of this stack!  I’ll have to add one later I guess.)

You have to look for REALLY old books to find these cool looking edges when you rip off the covers.  Newer books will look more like the previous photo where I added some embellishments on the ends; smoother and plainer.  But BOTH create fun elements to decorate with.


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