See this Anthropologie painting? It’s to blame for my vintage-paper-crafts-craze lately. I pinned it on Pinterest some time ago, hoping that with time I will build up the creative force to go in this direction.
I’m the kind of gal who likes to sleep on things. I started to arbitrarily collect photos and tutorials from around the net with ideas of how to recycle vintage/old paper. I noticed you can do a lot of things with pages from old books: Decoupage, handmade tags, envelopes, scrap-booking, garlands, and so many other ideas.
In a previous post, I spoke about “Recycling, upcycling vintage books”. It was about sketching illustrations while using vintage paper as your canvas.
Here are a few ways to re-use an old book in so many other different ways…
Envelopes look so chic when they are obviously from some old book.
Tags: Who would have thought? They look so romantic.
Butterflies: Can be used as mobiles and garlands, and in scrapbooking.
The idea (above) is so cool. Cardboard boxes can look much prettier when decoupaged with old pages from an old book. Add a little bit of lace and you got yourself a romantic storage unit that can really add a touch of beauty to your craft room.
More romance… with this recycled vintage-looking envelope, using old pages from a book.
P.S. If you have a recycling idea that you’d like to share, please post the link to your project in the comments box :)