11 Ways to Upcycle Little Golden Books

13 August

Like it or not, it's probably time to start letting Christmas thoughts creep into your head... especially if you like to make your Christmas decor and gifts!

I know, you're thinking NOOOOOO Tania!!!! But it's true... better to at least start the planning process... gift lists, project plans, and decor themes and colors if you like to change your decor up each year, etc.

One of my most popular posts on Pinterest is one for making Christmas ornaments from old Little Golden Books - Recycled Little Golden Book Ornaments. I get favorable comments on it all the time... well, except for one person who decided to leave a comment saying "why would you ruin those cute books to make such ugly ornaments?"

First of all, the books I choose are already ruined... probably by that nasty person's nasty little kids who ripped out pages and colored inside! 😂

Why people feel the need to take time out of their day to leave rude comments I will never understand! If you don't like something that someone has done then just MOVE ON!

Anyway, I digress... I thought it would be fun to share some more fun upcycled Little Golden Book crafts! And maybe you'll get some ideas for Christmas gifts or decor you want to make!

11 Ways to Upcycle Little Golden Books

How to Upcycle Little Golden Books

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Junk Journals

Journals are always fun to make and fun to use! Here are a couple of really cute examples:

This is from Blue Bird Depot on Etsy

altered little golden book junk journal
Source: Blue Bird Depot

This one is also on Etsy at Happy Day Collection Co.

junk journal made from a little golden book
Source: Happy Day Collection Co.

Christmas Card Holder

This has the same feel as a junk journal except it's for saving all your Christmas cards! Recycled Little Golden Book Christmas Card Keeper

altered christmas card keeper

Christmas Treat Boxes

How about a sweet little treat box? Recycled Little Golden Book Treat Boxes

little golden book treat box

make boxes from books


These adorable coasters are from Claire at Needle Book.

handmade coasters
Source: Needle Book


They are super cute just framed! These are from Kristena.

framed book pages
Source: Kristena Derrick


These cute blocks are also hers.

Source: Kristena Derrick

Wall Hanging

This Kitschy Christmas wall hanging is so cute too! It's from Craft of a Kind on Etsy.

Christmas wall hanging
Source: Craft of a Kind


Sometimes these are called pennant banners. I made and sold one when I had my space at the antique mall. This one is from Head in the Clouds Gifts.

book page bunting
Source: Head in the Clouds Gifts

Coin Purse

This is pretty cute... heck I would carry one! It's from Cintia at My Poppet!

book page coin purse
Source: My Poppet


This craft upcycles two things at once, a jar and book pages! It's from Lisa at We Are Scout.

upcycled jars with book pages
Source: We Are Scout

And finally... remember that person who left the rude comment on my Pinterest ornament post? Well, we call those people Trolls... this would be a good gift for someone like that!

Source: Penguin Random House Books


11 Ways to Upcycle Little Golden Books

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  1. I love the vintage images in old kid's books! All these projects are adorable. I especially like the banners and journals!

    1. I really love the journals too! Thanks for stopping by Nancy!

  2. AnonymousMay 23, 2022

    This is the most helpful site I"ve seen for making crafts with Golden Books!! Thanks for all of your ideas and how easy it is to access directions!! Blessings!!

  3. AnonymousJuly 23, 2023

    I think it’s a great way to give a book that’s taken a beating new life. I have a small Alice in Wonderland that I rescued because I love the graphics, now I can restore and embellish! Yay!

    1. Thank you so much and I'm glad you were able to find some inspiration for your Alice in Wonderland book!

  4. Great ideas, thank you for sharing.

    1. You're so welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed the ideas!


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