January 13, 2015 • Crafting
It's Letter Writing Week! There’s something oddly satisfying about getting handwritten notes and letters that electronic mail just can’t convey. Don’t get me wrong, I, like most people my age, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Gmail and the ilk but there are times where the virtual emojis and letters just don’t cut it.
The weight of the paper, the way people write their letters and even the stamps that people choose all tell stories. What better way to tell a story than create book-inspired cards? They’re conversation starters and a great way to connect with people.
January 6, 2015 • Crafting
Happy New Year, crafty readers! How-To Tuesday is back, and this week we're cracking open our Quirk Throws You 5 Awesome Parties eBook and showing you how to make this adorable Pom Poms Headband. This tutorial can also be found in Pom Poms!. Crafters can shrink the pom on this showstopper headband to their liking, trimming it smaller for a subtler look. For a seriously glam look, use glittery tulle.
December 22, 2014 • Crafting
After decking the halls, the tree, and even your bookshelves for the holidays, it hits you: what about the front door?! With holiday guests coming and going, you can easily welcome them (and yourself) home with a festive wreath made from (what else?) books! Check out this easy DIY project for a bookish winter.
December 19, 2014 • Crafting
Let’s just accept it: the bookshelf is the most important part of any room. And sadly, rarely do the shelves get any attention while we spruce up (sometimes literally) for the holidays. But not this year! Use these ideas to get started.
December 18, 2014 • Crafting
While evergreens are ever-traditional for the holiday season, booklovers with a little crafty know-how can build their own trees out of the one thing we all love: books! Caution: some of these designs call for painting or damaging books, so they’ll be ideal for those old paperbacks or that encyclopedia you’ve got boxed up in the attic.