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  1. Tiffany says:

    I found a great suggestion here – She uses photos from calendars. Isn't that clever?

  2. LindsB says:

    I dont have any, but this is such a great idea. I think I need to keep an eye out for some books like this at used book stores 🙂

  3. LifeIsPichey says:

    I think buying books just to rip out the pages are a great idea! It becomes great art with the perfect frame. If you want to get a little more crafty, you can use them as envelopes or stationery! Books that are by LIFE magazine have great photos!

  4. Katie says:

    Great finds!! Postcards and scrapbook paper have worked for me as art before.

  5. Lavender and Lilies says:

    This is a good idea. I also frame a lot of my own photos.

  6. Bri says:

    There's a book i bought my son called Big Plans i loved the front cover so much i wanted to frame it, when i took it to fedex kinkos to have it copied and blown up they said no and that i needed permission from the author.So I ripped out matted and framed it myself.

  7. Christine says:

    I've been using old calendars for years.

  8. pretty pink tulips says:

    Love the butterfly books – I have so many bird related pictures — but no butterflies. Great ideas!

  9. Paula says:

    Tear, tear away!?! Yes! I actually work for a library and over the years we have digitized many similar images and made them available on our website. We have hung reproductions of our rare collections on the walls, sold them as posters and postcards, and even to Hallmark.

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  11. Hamptontoes says:

    Great options for artwork! Other ideas for inexpensive artwork: having kids lends itself to having plenty of artwork in the home that can be framed, putting very special momentos in shadowboxes creates meaningful art and framing maps of places traveled/lived is another great option.

  12. Emily says:

    Yep, librarian here- totally cringing. My one suggestion is to make sure that the book that you are ripping up is not a valuable rare book! If not, then go ahead. And Paula's suggestion is great. Many libraries, including New York Public (I don't work there, just love them) have fabulous digitized images available for download or purchase!

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