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
via Sovereign Sea

Gold Dewey Decimal Vintage Card Catalog Necklace with Gold Plated Coral Branch Librarian Jewelry
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2. Wedding guest book
via The Binding Bee

Library Card Wedding Guest Book Vintage
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3. Thread storage
via A Place To Lay My Thread

Embroidery thread storage library cards
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4. Little painting
via Winged World

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
via Sweet Turquoise

Library Cards Vintage, Wedding Favor
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7. Tie tack and cuff links
via Written Nerd

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
via Graham & Olive

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
via To Boldly Fold

Library Card Mini Books
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