Monday, November 24, 2014

A Public Service Plea

A few friends and I are trying to plan a day in December to hang out and create ornaments together. In preparation for the day, we decided to check out Pinterest for DIY ornaments. The amount of projects that involved destroying perfectly good books almost set me off the deep end. 

The idea of someone destroying a perfectly good book, rendering the book completely useless for not only it's intended creation but also for any future use as well is one of my worst nightmares. I mean come on, think about all the DIY projects you created. How many of those projects do you still use or have on display? 

This is my public service plea: Please stop destroying books and calling it DIY. If you have books lying around that you don't want to use, donate them to your local library. If there is a craft that you absolutely have to do that involves paper, use newspaper. For every book you destroy, that's one less story someone else can escape to. 

P.S. This wreath is hideous. It's also a fire hazard. 


  1. For every book you destroy making DIY ornaments, Santa kills an elf.

  2. Really, my mobile devices hate me posting on your page! So for comment number two! Lol I always think 'what if I want to read them later?!' And some tutorials recommend using older vintage books-awful!! However, I made a book wreath (that turned out 'eh') for our wedding but my library has really old torn books they recycle. The good dog or kid chewed ones lol

  3. Bahahahahaha! I love these and had never thought about it that way!

  4. That wreath IS hideous. And I agree with you. Why must the books suffer??

  5. You're forgetting there are books doomed to the trash that can be rescued and repurposed into ornaments. I have a huge stack of reference books that the library was throwing away and instead I'm going to craft with them. Not all books are wanted. It's better to make them decorations than to let them rot in a landfill. And you can always photo copy book pages to craft with, which is what I often do.

    1. you are absolutely right Denise, if a book is falling apart to the point that it can no longer be read, then I'm all for crafting with them, it is better to recycle instead of throwing it away.


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