15 Book Crafts to Upcycle Your Old Reads

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Old books are a dime a dozen, and they make an ideal crafting medium. In fact, there are several creative ways to recycle old books without needing to be an artist.

However, before you rip apart an old book, make sure it's not a valuable or collectible antique. Do a quick online search with the book title, publisher, and date to see if you own something rare. Be especially careful when modifying books with leather-bound covers or author signatures.

Once you know you have a book that no one else wants, think of ways to reconstruct it. These DIY book crafts provide tons of inspiration and step-by-step instructions so that you can make some unique and affordable decor pieces.