Repurposed Book Page Projects

You know I love crafting with old book pages, and I’ve got an abundance of old books, so I’ve curated a Book Page Projects board for Hometalk with lots of ideas of things you can make with “junk” books, including these book page pinwheels and several more of my own projects.

You can see all the many, many projects I’ve made using them HERE.
Here are just a few project ideas you’ll find.
Here are a few great book page projects created by other bloggers, but be sure to visit me on Hometalk to see them all.  I totally love this book page garland created by Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage.
This bird book page bunting attached to a grapevine wreath looks easy enough to whip up in no time.  It was created by Meg @ Oliver and Rust
And these ornaments created by Jen @ City Farmhouse look so easy and fun to personalize with initials, numbers, etc.
Selecting projects for my board inspired me to pull out some book pages and create these pinwheels.

Making them just takes a few minutes.  You probably don’t need instructions, but just in case…
1.  Cut a square
2.  fold diagonally on both sides
3.  snip a tiny hole in the center of the folds
4.  cut halfway up each diagonal
5.  punch a tiny hole on right side of each cut
bright corners up to center over center hole
6.  put a brad in the center
7.  attach to a wood stick, wire, etc.

I used very small brads to connect it together, but regular size brads would be fine too.

I could have left them like that, but I wanted to use old buttons as my center, so I dabbed a little white paint over the brads so that when I glued the buttons over them, the color wouldn’t show through the holes.

For variety, I attached them to some random “junk” from my workshop – a rusty old spring, a metal rod, 2 pieces of stiff wire, and a chippy wooden spindle.

Because the pinwheels are glued onto these pieces, they won’t actually spin (you’d need to use something like a pin through the center that goes into something like a wood dowel for them to spin), but I love the fun, whimsical look they have.

See all the other boards I’ve curate for Hometalk HERE.

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  1. Angie,
    These pinwheels are so cute and when I get some extra time…I think I will try to make some. Saw your feature in Artful Blogging…wonderful write up…CONGRATS!! I got a copy in the mail today (they featured my header in this issue).

    Blessings,
    Linda

  2. What fun! I haven’t made pinwheels in forever. GREAT post- xo Diana

  3. the pinwheels are adorable!

  4. I’ll definitely try the pinwheels!

    Goedele

  5. LOVE the pinwheels…I guess I now know what I am doing today!!! 🙂
    Blessings~

  6. You always do such fun projects. Pinwheels are so cute.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. Angie,
    I too always love seeing your new projects. The pinwheels are adorable. Congrats on being in the August issue of Artful Blogger. I got my copy yesterday from being featured too and I saw you in there too. Congrats. I was so excited to get published in this beautiful magazine. Your feature is wonderful.
    Kris

  8. great projects. I love old books so much though, I can’t bring myself to tear them apart. lol
    Debbi
    yankeeburrow

  9. Some of these are already on my “book” Pinterest page but several are new to me. Love these – using book pages is such a great, inexpensive way to update our decorating for different seasons or even when we’re just bored 😉

  10. I love pinwheels and these are awesome made from the old books. Just love them!

  11. What fabulous inspiration! Would you consider stopping by and making me a pinwheel? I make killer biscotti and the pot is brewing 😉

  12. Love all these book page crafts. I have plenty of old books I could use to create something pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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