Recycling Old Book Covers into Postcards

Lifehacker: If you’re looking for a clever way to reuse portions of books before sending them off to be recycled, turning the covers into postcards is a novel way to give them one last send off.

Over at the home and craft blog Re-Nest they have a tutorial from Jason Thompson, author of Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book. He writes:

The idea for this project comes from a set of postcards I sent to a Swedish friend more than a decade ago. I mailed him a handmade postcard made from the paperback cover torn from a copy of Ian Fleming’s Moonraker. He mailed back a postcard right away written on the back of Ian Fleming’s Thunderball, and a tradition was created.