Wednesday, December 16, 2015

4 Ideas for that Book Lover on your List

I love the site called 'instructables.com.'  If you've never seen it, check it out.

They're having a contest on that site, for various topics.  One is for book lovers.  Here are 4 of the most creative things I've seen there:

1.  How to make a notebook and emboss it.  This is so cool!  They show how to create a notebook, like you'd buy in the store, by sewing up the center of some heavy papers and then folding it.  Then, they emboss the front with the guy's name, which is amazing.  Very cool to watch!

2.  How to make comics.  This is really neat.  It's basically a story in picture form.  You could do anything.  If you combined it with #1 above, it becomes a keepsake for anyone, with the front embossed.  Anyone could make it, too, even kids.  What a neat present to give to someone!

3.  Designing a coloring book.  Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore.  Consider this.  What if you took pictures and made them into coloring pages?  You could include everyone in the family as a separate page.  If you don't have adobe photoshop, you can use paint.net (a free drawing/editing product).  Just change the pictures into black and white, and print them off.  I used paint.net for the pictures below.  When using paint.net, get the picture you want, click on effects, artistic, and pencil sketch.  I used pencil tip size of 20 with range of 3 for this picture of our dogs.  But you can play with it and see what you like.



Here was the original:




4.  If your book lover likes to mark pages in a book, OR if you want a decoration in your home, try this idea for making paper roses:  Book Page Roses  OR you can crochet bookmarks that look like roses.  OR you could make origami roses.

There are so many ideas, it boggles my mind.  People can be so creative!

Have a great week!
SweetTale Books


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