10 Great Ideas for Upcycling Library Catalog Cards

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Way back before digital systems, libraries organized their books with things called ‘catalog cards’. (Maybe you remember this.) Ironically, these cards now placed beside library computers so people can write down where books are located. They’re unique sources for upcycling, too.

1. Necklace
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Gold Dewey Decimal Vintage Card Catalog Necklace with Gold Plated Coral Branch Librarian Jewelry

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2. Wedding guest book
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Library Card Wedding Guest Book Vintage

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3. Thread storage
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Embroidery thread storage library cards

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4. Little painting
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Fox Painted on Library Card

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5. Applique
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Confidence - Appliqued Library Catalog Cards (Dorothy Gale)

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6. Decorated note cards
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Library Cards Vintage, Wedding Favor

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7. Tie tack and cuff links
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Men's Tie Tack Dewey Decimal Librarian with Silver Bar Chain

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Men's Cuff Links Dewey Decimal Vintage Card Catalog

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8. Save the date / wedding invitations
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Library Card Save the Date Wedding Invitation

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9. Notebook pages
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Recycled Library Card Catalog Notebook

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10. Pocket book covers
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Library Card Mini Books

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