So Instructables is this great community site where people make cool stuff and then tell you how you can make cool stuff too. There are all kinds of projects ranging from how to write poetry to how to make animatronic cat ears.
Many of the bookish projects seemed to involve saws. Lots of kinds of saws. And since saws are kind of scary, I went in search of bookish craft projects that didn’t involve saws. The chances of you losing any appendages completing this project is really slim. I won’t say there are no chances because, well, accidents can happen.
Here are five of my favorite no saw required bookish projects.
This is adorable. Sadly there are no instructions on how to make it. . . so much for the instruction part of Instructables. Alas! Googling Amigurumi book was not as helpful as one might imagine. However, you can bet your sweet bippy I am going to figure out how to make this my own self, because doesn’t everyone need an adorable, bespectacled book in their life? Of course they do and shut up about the fact that I already have a stuffed dictionary I got as a gift a few years ago.
Because, of course. Now you’ll know what to wear to your next formal occassion. I bet with a bit of ingenuity you could take these instructions and modify them so that your hat perfectly matched your gown or tuxedo.
instructions here call for animal eyes, but you know what you’re a creative person and you can do a little bit of off-roading here if you want.
This, surprisingly, doesn’t involve saws. However, the instructor suggests getting books from a thrift shop or used book store, which makes sense because you don’t want to cut up your favorite books. But, you know, as a nerd I’m not sure I’d want to sleep under a bunch of shitty or unknown-to-me books. What if they infested my dreams? Still, this is pretty rad.