Yesterday I listed several vintage and antique hymnals in my Etsy shop, and I had a friend ask, "but what would someone do with an old hymnal...?"
Besides simply enjoying looking through it and being reminded of many of the traditional hymns that are no longer sung at church services, there are many wonderful ways you can repurpose them. In a way, repurposing will actually extend their "life." Something like an old hymnal that may be worn thin and have no value to most people can be turned into things that will be used and treasured for years to come. Below are just a few of the neat crafts I found on Pinterest that use hymnal pages.
One of my favorites, Miss Mustard Seed used old hymnal pages on a lovely dresser:
On AJ's Trash to Treasure Blog, you can see that just about anything can get covered in hymnal pages, including lamp shades:
The Picadilly Post turns hymnal pages in works of art:
Christmas ornaments seem like something doable even for the beginning crafter. These were found on Houzz:
Use them to make a wreath. Here's a How-To from HomeTalk:
Here's an old blog post of mine where I used hymnal pages in a painting:
In my opinion the easiest and cheapest way to use hymnal pages is to simply frame them! In my home I have this framed song in our guest bedroom:
Now let your imagination flow!
Tips: You can link back to all sources. Hover in each introductory sentence to find the link. If you are interested in purchasing one of the hymnals in my shop to use for a project or just to keep, go HERE. (Listed under "Books" on the left.) Depending on the day there's usually 2 to 20 available. I'm happy to check a hymnal if you're looking for a particular song, year, or church affiliation.