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4 Craft Ideas That Every Bookworm Will Love

If you are anything like me, then you love crafts, and you are a bookworm through and through. As someone who devours books in their free time, I can read a minimum of 2 to 3 books a day when I am on vacation, but sometimes I want to get myself into crafts, which inspired this blog.

So, come along with us along with us, and let’s discover some of the craft you can do if you have old books lying around or crafts that uses books as inspiration. So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of crafts that all book lovers will be excited to be part of.

1. Hangable Quote

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Have you ever been reading a book and come across a quote that struck you? Then, my friend, today is your lucky day; you can memorialize this and make your own artwork with it. Some quotes are so powerful or personal that you have to make them into art that people can appreciate when they visit your place. All you have to do for this craft is own a printer and photo frames.

If you know how to use Photoshop then, it is even better, and you can use this skill and get fan art online and make it as the backdrop for your quote. So, get your artistic shows on, and let’s create a wall-art that will inspire you day in and day out and that will make you smile whenever you see it.

2. Book safe

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In my books, pun intended, this is the best way to upcycle an old book that has a beautiful cover but has below-average content (Jane Austen, I’m talking about you here). This can also be the perfect DIY gift for someone who loves books. They are simple and can be a wonderful gift for both adults and children alike.

Hiding your precious stuff in a hidden location will never lose its appeal and allure. You just have to cut a hole in your book and carve it out, and it’s a pretty didactic craft. If you are going to gift it to someone, then you add some trinkles and gifts inside and let your friends discover this beautiful hand-crafted gift.

3. Personalized Journal

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As someone who learns a living by editing books and writing, I can tell you that a journal is a must-have for me and is a really time saver at times. I get so excited whenever I’m gifted a journal or diary, especially if it is one that is book-related. At this point, I have spent so much money on books and journals that if my partner ever looks at my credit card, he would murder me.

But that is neither here nor there. You can create your own journal by following our guide on how to create your own book, and the concept is the same. You can personalize your journal by printing fan art and sticking it to the journal or even order a journal online that you can customize yourself. The ball is in your court, and you can do whatever you want to personalize your journal.

4. Bookmark

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If you have ever been a bookworm who has been broke before (most of us in college), then you know the joy of creating your own bookmark. This is the best crafting idea for people who are craft-challenged, which was me in the beginning. Contrary to popular belief, Crafting takes time to be good in.

All you’ll need is a ribbon and sturdy paper for this craft. You just have to cut the paper into the shape of your average bookmark, and you can do so by tracing an old bookmark. And after you’ve done this, you just have to punch a hole at the top of it to attach the ribbon. This is the basics of creating a bookmark.

To give it additional pizzazz, then you can add drawings to it, or if you aren’t that artistically inclined like me, then you can add a quote from your favorite book to it.

Sound off in the comments section and tell us what your current read is. Personally, I am currently reading a Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I just finished Moshin Zaidi’s memoir, aptly named A Dutiful Boy: A memoir of a gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance (I highly recommend this book).

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DIY Used Books

If you are like me, then it is an inconceivable idea, and I don’t want to think about getting rid of your books. I am personally attached to all my books, and I’ve annotated all of them, even the ones I hate (Jane Austin’s Emma, I’m talking about you here). Books are hard to get rid of because you might be emotionally attached to them because they took us on a journey, and for me reading is my form of escapism. Most of us bookworms have a big bookshelf with books that we love but haven’t touched for eons. However, if you are moving to college to out of your parents’ home, then you ought to go through your books and decide which books you’d like to keep and which you’ll like or rather books you can get rid of. So, without further ado, let’s get in the way in which you can upcycle your old books.

Wrapping paper

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If you have a lot of comic books, mangas, and graphic novels lying around that you no longer use, then one thing you can do with them transforms them into wrapping paper. The holiday season is right around the corner, and this could be the perfect wrapping paper for your weeb friends. The picture from your graphic novel, comic, or manga is the perfect wrapping paper and is a sign that you’ve gone out of your way to beautifully embellish the gift you are giving to your loved ones. It makes it looks like you’ve made a lot of efforts to wrap your gifts when in reality, you are saving money on wrapping paper, and you are upcycling things you no longer use. It’s a win-win situation if you ask me.

Book headboard

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Books are really nice for aesthetics, and who doesn’t want a rainbow headboard with fairy light? This is what dreams are made of if you are me. So, if you love books, you might consider them for the décor of your place because as a bookworm, you’ll find that books are very versatile. You can use your old bookshelf or even stack your old books on top of each other and make them look like a headboard. The best thing about crafting your perfect headboard is that you can personalize It yourself, and you can pick and choose which book to display, and this is a great conversation starter. Because how many people do you know that have a headboard which is made of used books.

Secret book hideout

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Do you have a beautiful hardcover that is just lying around? Then you can turn it into a secret book storage. You can hide your most valuable items in them, and it is a simple way to transform an old drab book into the perfect storage box. You simply have to carve out the pages and make them look like containers. Personally, I have several secret book storage that I use to store money, my cigarettes, and even letters and things that matter the most to me in my head; if a thief breaks into my home, they won’t touch or rampage through my books. Thus my personal belonging will be safe. Now, you have to figure which book you will use to create your perfect storage box. If you are a bookworm like me, then you take all the precautions in the world to not crack the spine of your books or crease and distort the papers of your books. For me, gutting a book is almost like gutting a human being because I love books so much, and it is difficult to damage books, except if it is a Jane Austin book because I hate her. This may be because I was forced to read her books at school and college and hate them to the core. But if you don’t know what to do with your books, then you can always donate them or give them to someone else.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us if you are like me and hate to get rid of books.