9 Bookish Craft Ideas for National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month! As hard as it is to cut up old books, we guarantee you’ll be dying to after you see these bookish crafts.

Old Books As Planters

If you can stomach dissecting a beloved hardback, then this would be the perfect idea. Carve out the text and fill it with soil and succulents. Don’t forget to water it!

Found Poetry

Find a line or two you love and mark out the rest. Try covering it with different art using paint markers, or cut out your favorite lines and make a collage.

Old Book New Box

Make a few hidden compartments and hide all your dice for DnD… is that not a common thing to hide? No? Forget I said anything.

Cottage Chic Mini Cabinet

Cover your littlest chest of drawers in your favorite pages and accent it all with the best baubles.

Book Pillows

I’m going to make an entire library for my couch. These would be the perfect accent for any nook!

Book Clutch

This would be perfect for holding a kindle, or organizing pens, or even as an actual clutch.

Pictures On Pages

Oh goodness, just imagine a library covered in framed book pages with gorgeous photos printed on them.

Felt Bookmarks FTW

I ruin my bookmarks regardless of material so it sounds like a good idea to make one that can take a beating.

Tick, Tock, It’s Read O’Clock

It’s always time to read and I can honestly say that I love me some naked books. Just think about the most beautiful spine hanging on your wall, reminding you it’s time to finish that chapter.


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Published by J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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