Monday, March 4, 2013

MondayUPs




Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.
In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff...
 I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books...
wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods...
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...

This week I am focusing on things you can do with old books.
As you know, I list alot of envelopes in my shop on Etsy; made from old book pages and paper ephemera.
They are fun... and functional!
But what else can you do?
All it really takes is a little imagination...

Most of us have heard of making things with collaged papers...
making beads from bookpages...
making journals with old book covers like this:



But how about a book garden?

or a desk?

or  clock?


Guy Laramee makes them into sculptures....here

Here's a bunch of ideas on Pinterest

Here's a whole bunch of cool ideas... here

and of course... you can recycle them directly... here