Today I have a special treat for book lovers who also love to craft. I spend hours on Crafty blogs and one that really stood out is Kojodesigns. They combined my love of books, crafts, and blogging! I'm not great at crafting so I love when I find really great easy projects. So I reached out to Kojodesigns and asked if they would like to be featured on my blog. Please welcome them and make sure to visit their blog.
kojodesigns about everything from sewing to DIY home decor to throwing awesome parties with a heavy dose of upcycled projects thrown in for kicks). I was so excited when Cari asked if I would put together a round up of Projects Using Books for y'all.
You see, I love everything about books- reading them (though, my current reading material is heavy on the Eric Carle and light on the Jane Austen), collecting them, using them in my decor/projects. I even love the smell of them (I know, it's weird). In fact, my two and half year old son calls Goodwill, "The Book Store." Haha!
And if you're here, I bet you love books, too! Onto some Project Using Books:
Piper Jane's name sign using vintage Reader's Digest condensed books
Burke's "book shelves" using old text books
Cat in the Hat bunting
PhD party decor (almost all of the decor was made using pages from the text books from Burke's book shelves... the how to's are here)
Padded upcycled mailers
Favorite book Christmas ornaments
Thanks again for having us Cari! Happy reading, y'all!
***I probably don't need to say this, but I will anyway. For these projects, I used books that were either A-Destroyed by my children or my students (I used to be a 2nd grade teacher), B- No longer relevant (like the old text books), or C- Found at Goodwill and already falling apart. If it'd hurt you to tear apart a perfectly good book, I am with you! :)