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« on: June 05, 2013 05:59:57 AM »

Need to know what to do with old phone books instead of throwing away?
Would like to repurpose. Thanks for helping
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013 12:54:21 AM »

Pet rabbits LOVE to dig and rip through them.  They are a great toy if you have a friend who has a bunny. 

Otherwise, you can use a good sized one as a flower press.  The pages are nice and thin, so they are wonderful for that.  Usually they work the best if you do put another heavy book on top of them to ensure enough weight evenly distributes. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013 08:55:49 AM »

You could use the pages in a decoupage project?

The book Meet Me At Mike's had a couple of projects using phone book pages, such as making paper flowers, this sort of thing: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ynttO8jsZyE/TV5X3QbYq4I/AAAAAAAAANE/aTJ_WgFp8Os/s1600/paper+flowers.JPG or using pieces as part of a hanging mobile.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013 08:38:38 PM »

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shred the yellow pages and use it to stuff gift bags
 or these folded book/magazine 3-dimensionals:

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013 04:15:30 PM »

I usually wrap with duct tape and use for a booster seat for kids.


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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013 02:29:12 PM »

Mamadurk - that was funny - I'm assuming the booster seat is for the dinner table, haha

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013 06:03:03 PM »

I used to have a link but in short make mini books out of them to use as decor for doll houses or drill holes to hang from stuff...here is what you do...

figure how big you want your mini book to be. cut that from the spine of the phone book. open it up a bit and make those inside pages shorter all around. then cover the edges in a pretty paper of choice, like a book cover. glue everything shut. use as you please. maybe I'll try making a tutural, I've been meaning to get to this exact project for awhile
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013 06:58:47 PM »

You could cut out the centre and decoupage the pages and make hidden book storage - who would think it was the phonebook.


You could use the cut out pieces for back grounds for mixed media art, or paper crafting, or even as scrap/blotter paper for other projects.  I saw some neat projects recently using reused paper to make things like woven baskets, coasters, bowls, etc.

They are thin enough to turn into things like small boxes that can then be used to start plants in - biodegradable starting pots

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013 04:49:36 AM »

An artist uses phone books to carve into sculptures!
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013 11:03:49 AM »

Have you seen the side tables and foot stools made from stacks of magazines strapped with two old belts? You could do that - but wouldn't it be fun to get two old phone receivers to use as the table feet. There's a conversation piece - no pun intended but kind of funny.
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