PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: The Re-Purposed Library is a great book about using and recycling old books in creatively useful ways. I recently made the book page wreath and absolutely love how it turned out! It is a bit time consuming but very easy! I am looking forward to doing some of the other project in the book! There is something here for everyone!
BOOK SUMMARY: We all love to read and learn from books, but The Repurposed Library takes our passion even further, presenting us with 33 projects to make–quite literally–out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. Her creations range from artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths, and vases, to functional items like shelves, storage boxes, and even a Kindle “keeper” for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a “real” book while reading from an e-reader. Projects utilize every imaginable part of a book–from hardback cover to individual pages–and are a DIY celebration of a new way to view a book’s potential.