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8 Repurposed Craft Projects

I love to recycle and reuse old supplies. Shopping at craft and home decor stores can be expensive, so I’m always looking around my house for things that I can give a makeover or reuse for half the price.

Today I’m sharing a few repurposed craft projects I created using items I already own. Instead of throwing things away, I decided to turn trash into treasure.

Book Page Cake Centerpiece

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I came up with this idea after trying to decide what kind of centerpiece to make for a baby shower. I love book themed projects, so I took a bunch of cheap romance novels from my sister and created a fairytale themed centerpiece.


  • 1 Book
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Faux Flowers and Other Embellishments


1. Tear several pages from a book. I suggest using a cheap book you can buy at a dollar store and not some classic or expensive book that has a lot of value.

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2. Slightly fold the page leaving a gap at one end, then glue together the other end. Continue this step until you have your desired number of folded sheets of paper.

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3. For the smaller top tier, arrange and then adhere the pages into a circle shape.

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4. For the bottom tier, gather twice the amount of paper. Repeat the previous step and then glue another set of folded sheets in between the current pages.

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5. Hot glue the top and bottom tiers together.


6. Finally, adhere flowers and other embellishments on the book page cake. I chose to decorate my cake with paper flowers, a white feather boa, and a swan ornament I bought last Christmas.

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And that’s it! This project was a lot of fun to make. You can create several of these book page cakes for just the price of one or two books.

Now I want to share some photos of other projects I created over the past few weeks. All the crafts are made with items in my home that I reused.


Paper Roll Desk Organizer

Paint and glue together old paper rolls. Place the organizer on your desk and use it as a way to keep track of your supplies.


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Picture Frame Crafts

  • Paint and add paper and faux flowers to an old picture frame.

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  • Reuse the glass from a picture frame and turn it into a place card for your table.

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Reuse Small Boxes

Do you have some small cardboard boxes that you’re thinking about throwing in the trash? Well, save a few of those boxes and turn them into art projects.

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Model Truck Planter

A fun way to plant succulents and other flowers!

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Thanks for reading! Let me know which project is your favorite.


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