This library gift DIY is perfect for anyone who loves books and reading! This is a sponsored post.
I have always loved libraries and books. My parents would drop me off at the library on base while they went grocery shopping, and I happily leafed through the card catalogs looking for new and interesting things to read. When I saw the new library card die set from Maker’s Movement I HAD to have it.
I used my library card set die with fabric and it cut beautifully! The library pocket and card were perfect for holding this sweet little book page pendant that I made.
Supplies Used to Make this Library Gift DIY:
- Maker’s Movement Library Card Die Set
- Canvas Scraps
- Scrabble Tile & Bail
- Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic
I used my Crossover II die cutting machine to cut the pocket out of scrap canvas fabric.
I cut the small tag from canvas, too. The library card was cut from patterned card stock.
I did a blanket stitch to close the two sides of the library pocket. First I pinned the edges, then I stitched them. See this tutorial for more details on the blanket stitch.
I sprayed the canvas with a variety of inks in shades of brown, yellow, and gold to distress it.
For the pendant, I traced the scrabble tile on the text of an old water damaged book that I repurposed for crafts. I added a flower transfer over the text.
Use Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the tile, and seal it with Mod Podge.
Dimensional Magic gives the tile a professional, glossy finish.
Finish up the pendant with a bail. Add eyelets to the library card so you can tie the pendant to the card. Embellish the library pocket card with vintage findings.
Slide the library card with the pendant into the pocket, and gift it to someone special!