Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts

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Fall is definitely in full swing and Halloween is on the way! If you are still looking for some inspiration for crafts this season, just look to books! Working in a library I see plenty of unsavory print materials that take the long ride in the D-I-S-C-A-R-D bin- to that quaint farm far away where other books roam and run free… 😉 . But what if they could have another purpose? A second life? This Halloween season, grab a book or two from your local Good Will to create your Halloween crafts. “Check out” these Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts from around the web!

Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts

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DIY Fall Leaves Paper Wreath

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Today I wanted to share my process for making this festive fall leaves wreath entirely out of paper! For the fall season I was tasked with creating an easy display in our library for cookbooks. I decided to feature “Fall Foods.” With the help of the Silhouette Cameo, I created this wreath in an afternoon. This project is also perfect for creating a welcoming autumn door wreath or mantel decor on a budget by utilizing your unused paper at home!DIY Fall Leaves Paper Wreath

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Library Display: Banned Books Week

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This week is Banned Books Week (September 27th through October 3rd) and I am excited to share with you the banners that I created for the lobby of our library.

Although we are a smaller branch, and don’t always have challenged materials on hand to feature, I was asked to create a display to promote awareness. I knew right away I wanted to make a big impact in our beautiful windowed lobby for all to see. And what better way to represent Banned Books Week than with a book burning? Kidding, of course, but I did want to make a similar statement with this display.

Banned-Books-Week-Burned-Book-Banners

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DIY Wood Bracket Bookends

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I’ve been super busy the last few weekends addressing all my incomplete DIY and crafts that I meant to finish long ago. In these final few weeks of summer I’ve thoroughly coated my garage in a deep layer of saw dust with various woodworking projects- custom picture frames for the hallway, and a total front porch/patio renovation. I’m super excited to share both of these projects with you- just as soon as I remove the multitude of splinters from my hands!
DIY Wood Bookends Fluorescent BeigeThis week I wanted to share with you the easiest (and most painless!) fall project- DIY wood bookends! Like me, you can finally organize your hoard collection of library books, personal books, or make some sense out of that stack of back to school books.
This project requires no assembly, just a pair of pre-assembled wood scroll brackets, paint or stain of your choosing, and a few anti-skid furniture pads. This relatively inexpensive and simple craft is perfect for creating functional and custom decor for your home or office!

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Fast Fabulous Thank You Cards

Fast Fabulous Thank You CardsHello!

Today I wanted to share with you one of my recent paper craft projects- these fast, but fabulous, thank you cards.

With the exception of the “Thank You” I added on the inside of the card, this project needs no fancy die cut machine. Just a pair of scissors and a ruler (I used my Fiskars paper trimmer to save time.) Even a non-crafter can tackle this DIY. 

A few simple layers and beautiful patterned card stock with foil really make this project stand out. These little cards are perfect for saying thanks- fast.

 

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DIY Photo Booth Props

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I have a DIY tutorial this week to share with you all! So get out your phones (or cameras, whatever those are!) and strike your best selfie pose because today I’m going to show you how to make these lovely photo booth props!

DIY Photobooth Props

If you have an upcoming party, wedding, or special occasion you can create the perfect custom Photo booth props quickly and easily with the Silhouette Cameo.

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Freebie: Watercolor Journal Cards

 

Watercolor Jounral Cards Example
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I’ve been on a crafting hiatus (for a whole weekend) attending a friend’s wedding in Portland. The wedding was beyond beautiful and Portland was amazing- I’d never been before. I’ve come back with plenty of inspiration for my next project and who knows- I just may put a bird on it. 😉

In the meantime, I have a freebie for the Project Life-ers out there. Printable watercolor journal cards! (Because watercolor everything is so trendy right now!) 

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