If you're looking for a clever way to reuse portions of a books before sending them off to be recycled, turning the covers into postcards is a novel way to give them one last send off.
Over at the home and craft blog Re-Nest they have a tutorial from Jason Thompson, author of Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book. He writes:
The idea for this project comes from a set of postcards I sent to a Swedish friend more than a decade ago. I mailed him a handmade postcard made from the paperback cover torn from a copy of Ian Fleming's Moonraker. He mailed back a postcard right away written on the back of Ian Fleming's Thunderball, and a tradition was created.
While using actual vintage books has a charm all its own, using more modern pulp fiction novels could be fun. A great place to look for books to use for projects like this is the recycling bin of used book stores or the discards pile at your local library.
Check out the guide at the link below for tips and tricks on making the post cards and if you have a cool craft of your own to share, we want to hear about it in the comments.