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Handmade Items for Book Lovers

Today I thought we could take a look at some of the handmade items out there that are great for readers and book lovers. Between all of the various handmade selling sites, the options are endless! People use books to craft, for inspiration, and as subjects.

Do you have any favorite handmade items out there that would make good gifts or that you just want yourself, that relate to books? Send 'em to me at hitherekari @ gmail dot com.

You can find this statement-making tote here.

These adorable deer bookmarks can be found here.

I love this idea! This book cover, that can easily hide your favorite trashy beach read, can be found here.

I adore bookplates. They make great gifts — so easy to slip into a holiday or birthday card. You can get these right here.

Instant library! Check out these paintings here.

How about a handmade bookshelf, made from books?

If you give books as a gift a lot, this would come in handy.

Fun! This book ring can be found right here.

These notecards would be super handy to have around.

XO, Kari

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Kari Chapin has spent the past 15 years in the professional world incorporating marketing, publicity, buyer, freelance writer, community relations and stylist as various job titles. As someone who spends a great deal of time with artisans and craftspeople, it wasn't surprising that one day, a compact fluorescent light bulb went off above her head, and she sat down and wrote The Handmade Marketplace.


Books mentioned in this post

  1. The Handmade Marketplace: How to...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95


Kari Chapin is the author of The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online

4 Responses to "Handmade Items for Book Lovers"

  1.  
    ren January 14th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    aw, shucks! thanks kari! you have great taste...and i'm not just sayin' that because i see my library fairy card there. i've been enjoying all your tips and links this week. thanks for all the good stuff!

  2.  
    Stephanie January 14th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Kari, you look like the girl in the notecards!

  3.  
    Kari January 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Stephanie - Thanks! I guess I kinda do.

  4.  
    Jessie January 21st, 2010 at 10:26 am

    These are great! I've designed some Bookplates & Bookmarks at the HP Print Studio:
    http://h30393.www3.hp.com/printing/app/us/en/tg_military_book-landing.aspx
    http://h30393.www3.hp.com/printing/app/us/en/tg_bookmarks-landing.aspx

    There's a ton of free printable designs, have fun!

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