As readers, writers and creators, we take immense joy in stretching the bounds of our creative reserves. Even when the busy days demand much of our time, finding a moment’s respite in a creative project can add immense value to our wellbeing.
Here are six fun ways to manifest your love of books in a creative project!
1. Book Lamp
Upcycle the old, antique books lying around in your home into a gorgeous book lamp!
Start off by drilling a hole through a couple of books. Then stack them up, glue them together and send the stand through the hole.
A plain lamp with a solid shade works best against the fancy aesthetics of the hardcovers.
2. Book Clock
Find your time to read with a vintage book clock!
Break open a clock your family is not particularly attached to, and harvest its mechanisms to breathe life into an old book.
This would look so good next to a bookshelf in your library!
3. Book Sleeves
If books are your preferred travel companion, treat them to a padded sleeve. You’ll never have to experience the horror of a creased or bent book again.
4. Book Necklace
Here’s a super cute way to embrace the booklover in you. You can even take one step further and emboss the covers of your favorite books.
After all, is there a better place than right above your heart to hold the preciousness of your books?
5. 3D Bookmarks
We love how lively these 3D bookmarks are! They can make your books come to life with a few easy steps.
6. Book Planters
Book planters are one of our personal favorites!
Hollow out and seal the corners of an old book (like The Secret Garden!). It’ll make a great vase that can nourish your favorite plants from and add an extra aesthetic to your bookshelf.
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.