If your house is like most, you have a stack of magazines that you have read but have no idea what to do with. You may also have a large number of books that you have read and appreciated in the past. Rather than throwing these items away, try one or more of the following inventive uses for old books and periodicals.
Make Your Own Desk
This is a fantastic method to reuse books. To construct stacks the same height, you’ll need a big number of books of varied sizes. A collection of antique encyclopedias and other hardcover books would be ideal, but you may be able to include some paperbacks as well.
Determine the size of your desk and mark the area on your floor with tape at the corners. Place the books on the floor, largest on the bottom, with books in each taped corner. Continue stacking books until you reach the desired height. Then, for the top, use a piece of plywood, an old door, or thick Plexiglas.
Produce Recycled Paper
You may make recycled paper using old books, phone books, and newspapers that you have lying around. A blender, paper, a screen with a frame, and water are all required. To discover more, go online or get a book from the library.
Wrap your gifts
There is no reason why you should pay a premium for present wrapping paper. Tape magazine pages together to make one giant sheet, which you can then use to wrap your gifts. You may also build a bow out of the magazine pages by cutting them into strips and putting them together.
Learn to Make Origami
Origami paper can be expensive and difficult to come by. If you want to try your hand at origami, cut the pages of a magazine to the appropriate size and then begin folding. When you believe you’ve perfected the craft, you might want to invest in the correct quality of paper so you don’t waste your money.
Children Should Be Taught
This is one of the most effective methods for teaching a young kid the sounds that letters produce. They can build a letter book if they can recognize and name objects, as well as use safety scissors and glue. They can cut images from magazines that begin with a specific letter and adhere them on a piece of paper. The letter A stands for apple, angels, and anteaters. The letter B stands for boy, baby, and boots. You get the picture. Once your youngster has completed the alphabet, punch the sheets and make a cover for it.
These are just a few innovative uses for old books and magazines. Perhaps these ideas will get your creative juices going and inspire you to come up with your own. Consider different paper crafts, and chances are you’ll be able to integrate book or magazine pages.