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Sweet Summertime Reads: Crafts and Sips

Howdy! Welcome to a live post coming to you straight from Texas! For the first time ever Magan and I are working across from each other at the same table! So so exciting. When we knew I was definitely coming to visit for a few days, we were so thrilled to come up with a […]

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August 11, 2013 - 11:29 am

Alexa Y. - You girls look so adorable in the photos! And I absolutely LOVED the mason jar glasses that you ended up creating. They’re very cute, and I am totally inspired to make some of my own now.

August 8, 2013 - 1:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Ginger Does Chicago! | Fiction Folio - […] week featuring the four of us ladies actually hanging out in real life! Magan and Estelle did some Crafts and Sips during Estelle’s trip to Texas that looked super fun, and Ginger posted some pics of her […]

August 7, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - How cute are you guys!! I love the project but it just looks like you gals had a blast!! 🙂

August 7, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Tara - How cute! Looks like you guys had a blast 🙂

August 6, 2013 - 6:24 pm

alice-jane - OMG these are adorable (and so are you two!) The photos are really crisp as well!

August 6, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Jess - Great post. You make it look like so much fun ! I have a bunch of Mason jars lying around and I purchased that exact Martha Stewart paint months ago and had nothing to do with it. I’m going to give this a try this weekend.

August 6, 2013 - 6:04 pm

VeganYANerds - So cute, I love the jars and it looks like you had so much fun working on them 🙂

August 6, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Too cute! What a fun craft!

August 6, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - You guys are too cute for words. I love your mason jar glasses! I want to make some now.

August 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Cassie - OMG how effing cute is this!??? LOVE IT. Drink looks delishhh as well!!!

August 6, 2013 - 11:51 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - You two are so adorable. Your friendship positively radiates from the pics!!

August 6, 2013 - 10:53 am

Ginger @ GReads! - What a fun idea! I love mason jars for craft ideas. I recently saw some used as book ends 🙂

August 6, 2013 - 10:38 am

Jamie - Total cuteness! I want to make those!! They are adorable!

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 🙂