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Get Your Craft On: Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make With Books

Valentine’s Day is our next Holiday Where People Buy/Make Lots of Random Stuff, and we want to help you down the “making” part of that road. Here are a few Valentine’s Day crafts you can make from old books (think ratty paperbacks with pages already missing, old phonebooks, books your library is about to toss, etc.) or crafts that would make great gifts for bookworms:

 

bookmarks

Valentine’s Day bookmarks for the little bookworm you love (also makes a great craft for young school-age classrooms). Just use a heart-shaped hole punch from the craft store, ribbon/pipe cleaners, and paint swatches from your local big box home improvement store.

 

heart bookmark

Martha Stewart’s heart-shaped bookmark. Glue one small paper heart to a larger one made of card stock, then use a utility knife to cut out the bottom half of the small heart. Easy bookmark.

Heart Punch V-Day Craft 10

Heart-punch wall art. Just use a heart-shaped craft punch on the pages of an old book, stick them to card stock with sticky foam dots in whatever pattern you want, and frame.

valentine's craft

A variation of above- just cut out a dozen hearts from the pages of an old book, glue them together down the middle fold, and then glue it to the center of a piece of card stock and frame it.

valentine's book craft

A heart garland- this one requires a bit of ribbon, glue, twine, and folding skills.