Old book crafts are a fun way to bring life to a dusty novel or memoir. If you have an especially sentimental vintage book cover, you can turn it into a cute handbag with this upcycled book craft from Chris at Curbly. You'll just need some fabric, glue, a utility knife, purse handles and sewing supplies. This project is a great craft for teens and older kids, and you can personalize the book purse by letting kids shop for a favorite book cover. With old books available for next to nothing, this is a low-cost DIY accessory. And the upcycled book projects don't stop there. From cards to home decor and an iPod charging station, there are so many old book crafts you can make from the pages and sturdy covers.Curbly shows how to upcycled a book into a purse in this video how-to.