As one of 15+ bloggers participating in the Thrift Store Décor Challenge this month, I am excited to share how I incorporated my book page craft projects into my thrift store and flea market decor. When you get to the bottom of this post you will be treated to some serious creativity so please hop around to each blog and get to know us and our thrifty goodness.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Book Page Crafts and Thrift Store Finds
This week I am giving you some incredibly simple ideas on how to incorporate book page craft projects and thrift store finds into your home decor. I am in no way advocating the destruction of books but if the book is falling apart and losing pages than I am all for recycling, reusing and repurposing a book page or two into something fun and unique.
Book Page Craft Projects- Memo Board
Flea market find: The frame and lace trimmings at the flea market and the guy basically talked himself down from $20 to $5 so I couldn’t resist the bargain price.
Book Page Craft Projects- Wreath
This book page wreath is made from an old children’s story book and the pages were literally falling out of the book. I liked these particular pages because they were 9×12, had large type print and there was a red graphic that added some contrast to the print. I also liked that the pages were darker and slightly tattered around the edges showing their age a bit.
Thrift store find: I have been collecting old windows and architectural elements to create a fun gallery wall in my office.
Book Page Craft Projects – Grateful Garland
I recently made this “grateful” garland for my fireplace mantle using book pages from an old dictionary. The book had water damage and some of the pages were lose and falling out. Rather than tossing the book I carefully pulled pages out and used my $1 flea market stencils to spell out the word “grateful” onto the book pages.
Flea market find: The painted shutters are from the flea market and disguise an old, ugly brass fireplace screen.
Book Page Craft Projects – Picture Frame
I picked up this vintage, domed picture frame at a flea market for a couple of dollars and had it in my stash for a while. I really love the round, white, chippy frame and the domed glass gave me an opportunity to add something special to the frame. I lined the back of the frame with old book pages and the domed frame acts like a shadow box and holds some of the dried flowers from my son’s funeral.
Flea market find: I have a stamped book page inserted into my vintage typewriter for a fun, whimsical touch and the metal, tiered shelf was a thrift store find for $30.
Book Page Craft Projects – Handmade Note Card
In a technology driven world, it is still nice to receive a hand written note and a handmade note card is even better. This note card has a layered flower on it made from a book page. I love the texture it adds to the card along with the color combination of red, black and white.
Thrift store find: You can see a tiny bit of my milk glass collection. I try to find unique pieces that I haven’t seen before and I won’t pay more than $2 unless is it something amazing!
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