Book paper crafts give you a unique way to refurbish old books and turn them into decor that can be used in a number of ways. Crafting with old books is easy, fun, and inexpensive!
These are upcycled crafts you definitely don’t want to miss. Using old books for paper crafts is easy and fun.
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Using old book pages, there are many book paper crafts you can do. From paper flowers to table decorations, the possibilities are almost endless.
To all my book lovers out there, you’re going to love this roundup of ideas. I find it so interesting how the pages of a book can be used to make so many different things.
The suggestions below are sure to inspire you to create some decorative designs that can be used in different areas throughout your home.
WHAT TYPES OF BOOKS WORK BEST FOR UPCYCLED BOOK PAPER CRAFTS?
Honestly, you can use any book. And if you don’t have any on hand that you’re willing to part ways with, stop by your local Dollar Tree or thrift store and pick up a few to use.
I actually covered dollar store books in fabric to make a decorative, neutral book stack to decorate my book shelves.
BOOK PAPER CRAFTS
I searched high and low, here are my top picks!
My Favorite Crafts to Make with the Pages of Old Books
1. Botanical Prints on Old Book Pages
Source: Botanical Prints on Old Book Pages by The Crazy Craft Lady
Adding prints to book pages is super easy and turns out to be stylish as well. You can easily customize the color and types of prints to suit your decor style.
2. Spring Paper Pennant Banner
Source: Spring Paper Pennant Banner by The Crazy Craft Lady
If you’re looking for a unique banner to decorate a wall in your home, the backdrop for a photo booth, or to use as party decor – this spring paper pennant banner is a must-try! Just a few supplies and minutes later and you’ll have a banner that will be the topic of discussion.
3. Folded Book Page Garland
Source: Folded Book Page Garland by Clover House
Here is another garland style to consider and this one pulls from the antique, farmhouse-style theme. Folded book pages threaded onto jute cord are all it takes to pull this one off.
4. Origami Paper Stars
Source: Origami Paper Stars by Homemade Gifts Made Easy
This is a book paper craft that you can do with children too. Once they’re complete, you can use them as tree ornaments, party decorations, and more.
5. Easy DIY Rolled Book Page Dahlia Flower Wreath
Source: Easy DIY Rolled Book Page Dahlia Flower Wreath by Gathered in the Kitchen
If the dahlia style is your thing, you’ll absolutely LOVE this dahlia flower wreath made of rolled book pages. The possibilities are endless with this idea!
6. DIY Book Page Calla Lily Bouquet
Source: DIY Book Page Calla Lily Bouquet by DIY & Craft
How cute is this book page craft idea? These would make beautiful bookmarks or even a bouquet centerpiece for a dining room table.
7. Paper Art – Altered Book Page Story Card
Source: Paper Art – Altered Book Page Story Card by Cloth Paper Scissors
The is one of those book paper crafts that showcase the art of storytelling. It’s also open to your creativity and decor style. Cloth Paper Scissors went with an ocean them; however, you can do whatever you want!
8. Book Page Painting
Source: Book Page Painting by Alisa Burke
Painting images on book pages is a unique way to create a decor piece that is 100% eclectic. Alisa Burke used her doodles to create a wreath. Use yours to make a wreath, framed art, or as decor for a party.
9. Rustic Planter Using Book Pages
Source: Rustic Planter Using Book Pages by Making Joy and Pretty Things
Looking for a quick and inexpensive way to upscale a flower pot? This rustic planter craft uses old book pages and a bit of paint to give it an entirely new and updated look.
10. How to Make Decorative Paper Feathers
Source: How to Make Decorative Paper Feathers by DIY & Crafts
This is a versatile paper craft that can be used in a number of ways. Whether you’re looking to decorate a space, make bookmarks, or create a special wrapping for a gift – these decorative paper feathers are a must-try!
11. Book Paper Mini Lanterns
Source: Book Paper Mini Lanterns by Wings of Whimsy
These book paper mini lanterns are a great way to decorate a patio space and add extra light to any area. All you need are a few old book pages, your printer, a craft knife, and a bit of double-sided tape!
12. Floral Silhouette Painted Bottles
Source: Floral Silhouette Painted Bottles by The Wicker House
I’ve done some bottle painting before, but adding pages from books in the form of floral silhouettes is genius. I love the look of the white paint as the background. It would be neat to see these in different colors.
13. Book Page and Rope Decoupage Bowl
Source: Book Page and Rope Decoupage Bowl by Liz Marie Blog
Unique centerpiece alert! This book page and rope decoupage bowl is a work of art all on its own and doesn’t need anything but space on a table or shelf. It’s also super easy to make.
Source: Book Page Heart Cupcake Topper
Decorate your next batch of cupcakes with book page heart toppers. They are sure to be the topic of conversation at your next party or gathering.
15. Easy Table Runner Made from Book Pages
Source: Easy Table Runner Made from Book Pages by Jessica B Simmons Blog
A table runner made from book pages is probably one of the most unique tablescapes that I’ve ever seen. The best part is there is no right or wrong way to do this and the creative possibilities are endless. Use pages from a children’s book for a kid’s birthday party or pages from a classic poetry book for a tea party!
Book Page Holiday Crafts
1. Christmas Tree Paper Craft
Source: Christmas Tree Paper Craft by Love of Family and Home
Save this idea for the holiday season and give it a try. It’s a unique way to decorate for the Christmas season!
2. Book Page Vintage Christmas Banner
Source: Book Page Vintage Christmas Banner by Sarah Joy
Book pages stamped with black bold letters easily (and quickly) turn into a book page vintage Christmas banner. I love how Sarah attached the entire banner to an old mattress spring.
3. Vintage Inspired Fall Paper Pumpkin Decor
Source: Vintage Inspired Fall Paper Pumpkin Decor by DIY with Amber
What a unique way to decorate for the fall season. This vintage-inspired fall paper pumpkin idea uses a combination of book paper, ribbon, and a few supplies from nature.
Book Page DIY Decor Projects
1. Book Page Wallpaper
Source: Book Page Wallpaper by Country Living
Top off the vintage theme in any room with book page wallpaper. All you need are pages from an old book and mod podge. It may take a little time to fill up an entire wall but the finished product will be beautiful!
2. Vintage Book Page Filing Cabinet Makeover
Source: Vintage Book Page Filing Cabinet Makeover by Woman in Real Life
Quickly and easily give your filing cabinet a makeover using vintage pages from a book. Top it off with a fresh coat of paint and make any old file cabinet look brand new.
3. DIY Paper Vase Made from an Old Book
Source: DIY Paper Vase Made from an Old Book by DIY & Crafts
Make an entire vase with pages from an old book. It’s a stylish way to decorate a space on your coffee table, work desk, or to give as a special gift.
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MORE PAPER CRAFT IDEAS
- Have lots of old paper bags? Here are some creative paper bag crafts to try.
- Doilies have always been one of those things that people aren’t sure what to do with. If you happen to have some on hand, check out these beautiful paper doily craft ideas!
- If you have a few extra maps, consider using them for a few craft projects. Here are my favorite creative map paper craft ideas.