DESIGNER WEEKENDS: BOOK ART!

My inbox has been flooded with “back to school” emails.  Is it really that time of year already?!? I like to start each summer with a stack of beach reading books.  Maybe it’s a habit learned after years of school assigned summer reading lists.  After all this time, the issue at the end of the summer remains the same…what to do with all of those recently read books?  If you’re like me, your bookshelves are already stuffed to the gills.  So we found some of our favorite artists who offer a more creative solution to book display.

Out of Order

Out of Order

'Out of Order', from the Gerrit Rietveld library collection, by Laurenz Brunner & Marianne Vierø

Sue Blackwell

Sue Blackwell

Orient Express, 2011, by Su Blackwell

Teofilo

Teofilo

Etsy

Etsy

Book Art by Teofilo Olivieri, T. 646.363.9204

Kim Piotrowski, available on Etsy

Impressed?  We were.  For those of you who are feeling crafty, below are some of our favorite DIY yourself ideas for turning books into art.  Sounds like the perfect fall rainy day activity to us!

Photo Album

Photo Album

Capture memories with a recycled book Picture Frame by  Better Homes and Gardens

DIY Vase

DIY Vase

Sweet Paul's Blog shows us how to turn a book into a gorgeous Vase

DIY Wreath

DIY Wreath

For the holidays, turn books into a Book Wreath with step-by-step instructions from Katydid and Kid's Blog

DIY Book Wall Art

DIY Book Wall Art

Better Homes and Gardens shows a creative way to create art for a children's room

Happy reading.

RB.