Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials

A friend mentioned this book, Re-Bound by Jeannine Stein, to me and from what I can see online this book seems to have some interesting projects in it. I am excited to actually get my hands on a copy of this book. It is definitely going on my wish list for Christmas, although I am hoping to be able to find it used. Did you know Christmas is only 84 days away? I have a lot to do before than…ok now I am distressed, am I going to get all my Christmas projects done?

Anyhow on to this book – Re-Bound shows readers how to take every day materials from around the house, flea markets and thrift stores, and hardware and office supply stores, and turn them into fabulous books. Instead of saying, “What can I make a book out of,” readers will be thinking, “What can’t I make a book out of?” In Re-Bound, a vintage souvenir wallet becomes a photo album. Last year’s trendy sweater becomes a take-along journal. Even potato chip bags get a second life as a handy pocket notebook. This fun pursuit is economical as well as ecological. A variety of attractive, uncomplicated bindings, how-to instructions, and step-outs bring each project to life.


Whats better than recycling and re-purposing items around your house? Thanks Joanna for sharing this book with me.

One thought on “Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials

  1. Jessica

    Oh, that looks like a good book. I’ll have to check it out.

    Also, I’m loving your blog, especially the upcycled ideas. I found it though Keep up the hard work and Gooooo Green in Salem!

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