From their distinct smell to their beautiful patina, we love old hardcover books. Maybe you've got a collection that longs for a new sense of purpose. We were smitten earlier this week with a how-to for making a purse from a recycled hardcover; that, and four other ways to reuse your already-read hardcover collection after the jump!
While we're happy to have our own small collection of old hardcovers taking up space on a shelf, there are plenty of creative reuse ideas to breathe new life into them. Here are a few we liked:
1. Have hundreds? Make a counter. Have fewer? Try your hand at making a designer-inspired shelf, like this one made of National Geographic magazines.
2. Make this awesome hardcover book clutch.
3. Carve a space into the pages for a special keepsake or even a plant.
4. Make your own hardcover-inspired photo frame.
Have any other great ideas for old hardcover books? Do share.