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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

If you have a specific question for Merri, feel free to email her at askmerri@goodwillsew.com.

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Book Smarts

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 20, 2016 3:51:28 PM

Book FramesIt’s Earth Month! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has been Goodwill’s philosophy for years. Donations to Goodwill keep tons of items out of landfills. So with a salute to Mother Earth, I give you Book Frames!

Despite the invention of e-readers, many of us prefer actual books. I don’t know about you, but there’s something about holding a book in my hands and turning the page. But, even book lovers can’t keep every volume we read. That’s why Goodwill is a great source for books.

Look for books with pretty covers or special titles. I found a classic title with a very fancy gold design that looks like a real frame. I also like to tear off the covers and spines and just use the pages. Choose a book with hundreds of pages so it can support itself. 

There are so many ways to display your photos. Tie ribbon around the book to hold the picture in place.

Old fashion photo corners work too. No damage to the book or picture. You can write the location, description or event on the wraparound spine paper.

They make pretty gifts for the book lover especially if you find a title the recipient loves.

Topics: Upcycling, Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, DIY book project, books at Goodwill

  • Book frames

    It’s Earth Month! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has been Goodwill’s philosophy for years. Donations to Goodwill keep tons of items out of landfills. So with a salute to Mother Earth, I give you Book Frames!

  • Book frames

    Despite the invention of e-readers, many of us prefer actual books. I don’t know about you, but there’s something to holding a book in my hands and turning the page. But even book-lovers can’t keep every volume we read. That’s why Goodwill is a great source for books.

  • Book frames

    Look for books with pretty covers or special titles. I found a classic title with a very fancy gold design that looks like a real frame. I also like to tear off the covers and spines and just use the pages. Choose a book with hundreds of pages so it can support itself.