Recycled books are a fun, less expensive alternative to scrapbooks. I have also heard them called altered books. You can use ANY book it just depends on the length of “scrapbook” you desire. I found a cool leather bound book at a 2nd hand store for one
I like the look of the recycled book because it can sit on your coffee table and look like a “normal” book.
Here are some tips for creating a recycled book:
1: Use double sided scrapbook tape to “glue” the pages together. You can also use mod podge. You can tape as many pages together as you want.You could make a 100 page book only 5 pages by gluing or taping multiple pages together.
2: Use the book pages to your advantage. Look through your book, and see if you can incorporate any maps, pictures, or sayings into your recycled book.
3: On the back cover of the book I used mini envelopes to hide my little thank you notes…
What do you think of recyled scrapbooks? Are you a scrapbooker? Find more tips for altered books here.