How To: 12 Crafty Uses for Those Old Books Gathering Dust on Your Bookshelf

12 Crafty Uses for Those Old Books Gathering Dust on Your Bookshelf

Add a little extra life to old books you'll probably never read again by transforming them into a sneaky secret book safe, an e-book reader case, a picture frame, or even a book planter for your indoor succulents.

Depending on the size and type of books, they can even be used to hide your eyesore wireless router, make a nostalgic wall clock, or create a floating shelf for your toy figurines.

Many of these uses require gutting the book and using the spine and cover, but the pages can also be used for many paper crafts, including a paper holiday wreath.

Got your own clever uses for old books? Share with us!

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