Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Reviewing Handmade Book Crafts for Readers and Writers

Find a present for yourself or a friend in this review of handmade book crafts for readers and writers

Know a book lover? Show your love with a gift to warm their book-loving heart. Here's our review of easy to make handmade book crafts for readers and writers.

There's a new craft website on the Web and, in its first month, Craft Closet has been a busy place. When you're looking for crafty ideas, information, and inspiration, browse the Craft Closet archives. There are sewing projects, crafts for kids, ideas for paper crafts, jewelry tutorials, crochet patterns, and so much more.

Today I'd like to share with you some of the cool handmade book crafts that the Craft Closet writers have created.

Scrapbooks Made With Paper Bags


Making scrapbooks is a popular hobby and a great way to preserve memories. If you have some lunch-size paper bags around the house, you can make your own scrapbooks. Just stack the bags on top of each other and sew down the middle.

After you've assembled the basic book, it's time to get out your scrapbook materials and begin decorating. This paper bag scrapbook even has pockets where you can slip small surprise pages.

Easy to Sew Fabric Book Covers


Fabric books covers are an easy to sew craft project
Book covers are an easy way to hide an ugly book, keep your reading choice a secret,  decorate a bookshelf, or protect a valuable book.

When you want to be creative and you have basic sewing machine skills, this pocket-style fabric book cover is a fun project that can be completed in an hour and can be made from fabric found in your scrap drawer.

These fabric book covers can be made to cover any size book. Send kids off to school with a funky new covers for their textbooks. Make a one-of-a-kind cover for your checkbook. Or, hide your latest romance novel behind a cover of fabric.

Customized Journals


Do you or a friend keep a diary? Every have difficulty finding just the perfect journal? Here's an easy way to solve that problem. Upcycle a journal for yourself or your friend using colorful duct tape or washi tape.

Start with a simple and inexpensive journal or notebook. Shop your local dollar store or other discount store for good deals. Then, pick your favorite colors and get taping. You'll have a journal to fit your mood in less than 30 minutes.

More Book Making Ideas


Buy the Little Book of Book Making on Amazon.com
If you've been inspired and want to try your hand at a few more book craft projects, check out the Little Book of Book Making for more ideas.

Inside the Little Book of Book Making, you'll find dozens of unique book making projects from folded books to books with sewn bindings.

Want to learn more about this little book, check out my book review.




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5 comments:

  1. All of the featured craft projects are really awesome! I love the idea of making my own book covers, scrapbooks and beautiful journals.

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  2. These crafts are a very good idea - I remember 'back in the day' we used to make our own book covers all the time, brings me back and there's so many creative ways to do this as well!

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  3. Like Barbara, I remember the days of making our own book covers, mainly for school books as we were encouraged to take good care of each year's books which would be turned in at the end of the school year to be used for the next class of students! Paper crafts are always fun.

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  4. What nice suggestions for good crafts projects. We always seem to enjoy a little more inspiration for crafting. I love the idea of making scrapbooks, journals and more.

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  5. Wow, I love the idea of making scrapbooks from paper bags. The rest of the handmade book crafts are great too!

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