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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 🙂

Estelle: For the Book Obsessed

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, Magan conjured up a list of books for those who may be apprehensive about reading the young adult genre. I’m going to take the other extreme and give you ideas for your friends and family WHO love to read but their roof may cave in if you gave them another […]

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December 15, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] guide for the book obsessed. Unbreak My Heart Themed Gift-Pack. Holiday mixes just for you! WeVerb12: Grow (Magan) Review of […]

December 15, 2012 - 7:08 am

Lori - I want all of these!! Especially the postcards. Fabulous post, Estelle.

December 14, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Jess - love the postcards !

December 14, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Brie @ Eat Books - Oh I love everything on this list! I actually recently ordered online and just received in the mail, the Penguin Postcards, and I love them 🙂

December 14, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Hemborgwife - These are all great and I am a big fan of bookends too and could seriously use some for our kitchen bookcase!

December 14, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Katelyn - There are so many awesome things on this list! I am in total agreement with Alexa. Even if I have no end space for bookends on my shelf, I still think they are incredibly adorable things to have, ESPECIALLY if they are the robots that that etsy shop has lol!

December 14, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - If I could even have just one of these I would call this holiday season a success.

December 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - ‘Tis definitely the season for gift guides! I love the ideal bookshelf – I have one! And now there’s a book! Except wait, this is the no more books list!

December 14, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Alexa Y. - I want every single thing on this post. Seriously.