Just the covers . . .
1. A headboard
This is a super cool DIY project: an easy, awesome way to use up a whole stack of old books (either hard or paperback) without having to be a professional carpenter. Just cut off the covers and use them to create a sort of patchwork over a piece of plywood (paint the edges for a polished look). Mount it above your bed and it’s an instant book-lover’s dream room. This would be especially adorable in a kid’s room, using vintage children’s books.
2. A picture frame
Use a razor or small saw to remove a cutout from a funky hardback book. Voila! Instant picture frame. A rectangle is standard, but a heart, circle, or any other shape would work.
3. e-Reader cover
You can make a really cool case for your Kindle or iPad simply by removing all the pages from a hardcover book. Leave the spine and covers attached and slip your e-reader inside.
Got any other novel ideas? Leave them in the comments!