10 DIY Projects for Your Old Books

While we’re all for donating old, unwanted books, there are some volumes that we find it impossible to get rid of — whether for sentimental reasons or because they’re just too cumbersome to carry. If your bookshelf is getting tight and you’re feeling crafty, why not re-purpose a favorite read into something that you’ll be able to use around the house? Click through for our 10 favorite DIY ideas, in order of intensity. Heads up, most of them will render the book more or less unreadable, so you don’t want to use anything that you might regret later.


Old books, especially children’s books with colorful covers, can make a great clock. All you need in a book, a clock kit, and a drill. Check out a full page of instructions at Design Dazzle. [via Written Word]