Creating a Valentine Banner from Old Books

Here is an easy and inexpensive project using old yellowed discarded books.

newsprint flags for valentines day using old books

For a while I worked in our school library so I knew just where to find the supplies I needed for this project. 

I'm giving these discarded children's books a new life.

old books, craft paper and scissors are all you need for a diy banner

I began by tearing out pages from an old book and cutting the pages into flag shapes.

glue gun and string supplies for a valentine's day banner

Using string and my new cordless glue gun, a much loved Christmas gift, I folded over the top of the paper and hot glued it to the string. 

Old books make great banners

Now for the fun part... 

Old book pages and embellishments for a banner

Cut hearts, use sequins, photos, whatever makes you happy to customize each flag. 

Creating a Valentine Banner from Old Books

You can use a heart hole punch to make cutting the hearts easier.

accordion hook rack with book page banner

Creating a Valentine Banner from Old Books

These cute little banners can be made in any size to fit your need. 

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hook rack with valentine garland

A large book for a big beautiful mantel sized banner or cut tiny flags to decorate a small vignette. 

I hope I've inspired you to give it a try today. 

Grab an old book and some glue and get started. 

Book page garland hanging from hooks

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .