|Posted on June 22, 2010 at 2:03 PM|
Books are about the hardest things to recycle. Most charity shops (at least in Ottawa) are reluctant to take them. Because of the glue in older books, you may not be able to put them in your recycling bin. And now that Book Crossings is out of business, you can't send them off on their travels. So what to do with those old tomes?
Here are a few novel ways to recycle, reuse, and repurpose your old books, all created by some exceptionally creative folks.
Book Page Wreath
I spotted this fabulous wreath made from the pages of a book at Lana Manis' website, Simple Joys Paperie. What a fabulous way to recycle pages from an old text book, novel, etc. This would be an outstanding Christmas wreath or for any occasion, come to think of it. The question after you've used up the pages of a book is, what do you do with the covers?
Framed Book Cover