A lot of what draws me to books for crafting are the beautiful illustrations, and these can be seen on the covers too. The wonderful outer casings of hard backed books often have beautiful drawings and vibrant colours which would look just as attractive being used as something else too. So instead of throwing them away I had a look around for inspirations and came up with a new use for them...
Book Cover Note Pads
For these notepads I've removed all the pages from an old book and added some stationery to the inside. I'll be taking these with me to the spring craft fairs I've booked.
Other ideas for using old book covers
Whilst doing some research for ideas on using old book covers (or 'looking through Pinterest') I found some other wonderful ways to get creative. Here are some of my favourites - click on the pictures or titles to find the original tutorials.
|Find the tutorial for this take on a book bag at Country Living|
|Take a look at Morning Creativity for the instructions|
|Apartment Therapy shows you how|
|A very detailed tutorial by Come Together Kids|