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DIY Bookish Gifts for Your Friends

The saying goes that Christmastime is the best time of the year… but it can also be one of the most expensive. I’m a girl who loves a good DIY project and the fact that I can customize the gift to my friend’s specific liking. My sister was thrilled last year when I made her a wreath for […]

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December 21, 2012 - 4:13 pm

loving >> week 56 | Ciao Bella! - […] Today’s holiday bloggers are Estelle and Magen at Rather Be Reading! They’ve rounded up some bookish DIY projects for any last-minute presents you need. Checked […]

December 19, 2012 - 7:16 am

Lori - My goodness! I want to make all of these…or just receive as gifts. 😉

December 18, 2012 - 10:21 am

starryeyedjen - Oh my gosh, I love this post! So many great ideas. I might have to send it to my siblings. 😛 Or I guess I could make this stuff for myself since I’m really the only bookish person in my family. 🙂

December 18, 2012 - 2:24 am

VeganYANerds - These are such lovely ideas, Magan! I really like the e-reader cover one, I see them being sold on Etsy and always wonder if I could make one myself, now I might!

December 17, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Thanks so much for this post! I’ll definitely be using one of more of these ideas for presents!

December 17, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Kelly - If only I were crafty…

I’m awful, because I want to make all of these things for myself!

Great ideas Magan!

December 17, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Jess - I want/need that wreath, garland and bookends. What great DIY gift ideas. I’m going to be sure to pin the sources!

December 17, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Leela - Oooh, I ‘ve fallen in love with these creations. I think I’m going to make yarn ball bookmarks, My books will look lovely with the bookmarks.

Thanks a lot for sharing this great ideas 🙂

December 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Stormy - I love the book wreath, but I don’t know if I can handle tearing a book up to make one. In theory, I have nothing against the idea, but I’ve learned that maybe book crafts are not to me. I once got a free book at a used book sale for the sole purpose of crafting with it, but every time I try, I just can’t. Maybe the book wreath will be the craft I finally want to try enough that will force me to take some scissors to that book.

December 17, 2012 - 11:10 am

Brie @ Eat Books - Ohh, I LOVE the scrabble magnet board! Making it a framed photo would be a great gift too!

December 17, 2012 - 10:18 am

elena - I am not a particularly crafty person but these are SO QT.

December 17, 2012 - 9:18 am

Cynthia - Love all of these! I’m definitely going to try the bookish wreath, I always wanted one of those! =)

December 17, 2012 - 8:36 am

Ginger @ GReads! - The magnet board & book ends are such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing all of these 🙂