Friday, April 11, 2014

Bookish Craft Round Up!

Hey Everyone! 

Now that spring is (basically here) I know I have caught the crafting fever. Maybe it goes along with Spring Cleaning- but I want to update my wardrobe with cute outfits and spruce up my house with cute projects. I thought that as a crafter and a reader I would make a mini-round up of book related crafts!

This one has been on the top of my craft to-do list for awhile now. I have the book and the fabric all picked out all ready. I just have to hit play on my netflix and get going!

 When you don't know what to do with all the left over pages that you carved out for the clutch above... may I suggest turning them into flowers? I am thinking that this is exactly what I'll do- and then I can feature them next to my shelf of antique books!

If flowers aren't your decor ideal- maybe candles are! Here is another way to reuse old pages and other ephemera around your house. Maybe old maps or old letters?

I have made this craft twice- and I love them! Once featuring Runaways and once featuring The Walking Dead. And you don't just have to use comic books- You can decoupage book pages or sheet music if that's what floats your boat! Side notes though: This craft is time consuming! These Runaways heels took 10 hours! Thankfully I had wine and friends over- but just something to consider before you start. Also- be careful when you wear them. Even though I put sealant on them- I wore my Walking Dead shoes when it was damp without thinking about it.... and the pieces started peeling :( (It's fixable- but again... time consuming)
I know these are just a few things- but I hope they've inspired some creative thoughts. If you don't want to cut up favorite books- maybe these are some uses for books that you just can't seem to get rid of ("Please used book store just take the ARC I don't want it anymore!") Give the old forgotten book in a corner a new way to bring joy into your life! Happy crafting and happy spring!



  1. I love those shoes! I may makes myself some sometime... but at the moment they're just giving me feels xD

  2. Awesome post! Now i wish i hadnt donated that box of books... :)

  3. I love crafting, especially when the items I'm making are book related. I make a lot of my own jewelry; my favorites are the set of earrings shaped like the clouds on the TFiOS cover (mine say "Okay?" and "Okay." I also have a Hunger Games necklace and a charm bracelet with the cover of every Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus book. Once I buy more gold chain, I'm going to make a golden snitch anklet.
    Hmm... I think I'm going to borrow your idea and share my bookish craft projects on my blog :)

  4. I just can't make myself do that to a book even if I don't like it. :(

  5. I love the book clutch, although I don't think I could cut a book just to make an accessory out of it.

  6. I saw the comic book shoes last night and I was actually planning to do one for myself :) Yours look so amazing and perfect.


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