I purchased a couple boxes of recipes at an estate sale and am waiting for the perfect project to use them on.
What about greeting cards? That same estate sale had bags and bags of greeting cards, I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing them as well. I have seen people take greeting cards and make decorative boxes out of them, chandeliers and very cool jewelry.....
wall separator or hanging artwork with old cards. Mothers day cards would make a great piece of memorable art.
Maps, sheet music, book pages or wrapping paper make great wallpaper for accent walls or furniture accents. Even family photos can become a medium to change a drab piece of furniture into something fabulous.
Let your imagination go wild and create your own unique décor for your home, the possibilities are endless.