24 Altered Books, Folded Books, and Paper Sculptures Made from Books

Today's round up features an inspiring array of altered books, folded books, and paper sculptures made from book pages and text on paper. Click the links under the photos (not the photos themselves) to learn about the artists and to see more of their work.

paper mache dog sculptures by Lorraine Corrigan
recycled book sculpture
book sculpture installation

book art assemblage

altered book sculpture

 altered book sculpture
 book page lamp

altered book sculpture

altered book sculpture by Veska Abad

folded book sculptures

mirrored altered book sculpture by Bronia Sawyer

altered book sculpture at Shelburne Museum

Edinburgh's mysterious altered book sculpture

altered book carving

book page paper sculpture of mushrooms and ferns

book page origami stars

folded book sculptures by Clara Maffei

folded book sculpture ornaments
(includes link to geometric folded book patterns)

altered book centerpiece display

Because I've been blogging since 2009, there are many All Things Paper posts (nearly 1100!) that have become buried with time, yet still include tons of useful information for the paper art/paper craft buff. Thus I've assembled this round up series to bring perhaps new-to-you content to the light of day.

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Ann Martin
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  1. Wauw amazing art made from all those books.
    Very interesting, thank you for sharing.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them, Carla; thanks for your comment.

  3. My mind is now blown :).

  4. Yay, I'm happy to hear that, cate! :)

  5. Snowman — I’d love to purchase a snowman ; made from vintage books / cookbooks

    1. Hi Anon, I searched Etsy for you and found several really cute ones. You can contact the sellers directly to ask if they can use a vintage cookbook. Here are the links:





      (Please note that I'm an Etsy affiliate and these are affiliate links, but if you use one to make a purchase, it will not cost you anything additional.)


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