1.11.2011

.Book Letters.

Introducing: Book Letters 
For the complete tutorial click here. 

Today as the sun was reflecting from the beautiful white snow outside, I pulled out the husband's camera and captured my new DIY Craft Project. My inspiration came from my Father-in-law's job as a Librarian and his love for books--that's it! It's funny sometimes where an idea hits you and what causes your mind to wander from thought to thought. 

After visualizing this idea in my head, I nervously typed it into Etsy and Google hoping no one had made this exact craft before and guess what--I was in luck! It is becoming harder and harder to create an original craft because every time you think it is "original"--BOOM--there it is, already on someone else's blog. I am happy to report my "original" Book Letters to you all. 

This craft was simple with rewarding results..the best kind of craft in my book :)
       I hope you enjoy the following images:







RLM: Randy Lee Miller, my Father-in-law
W: Williams, my Sister-in-law Naomi and her family

I have extra paper strips cut and the sides of these letters may need a little makeover ;) We shall see what tonight brings! I am still very pleased with this project and think they would look good in any home!--okay, okay, I may be  little bias! 


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Well, it's a day later and guess what..I had more fun with these book letters! Taking advice from my husband, I covered the sides of the letters with left over page strips. He feels it completes the project and I like it, but I must say I prefer the simple white sides. I decided to add a few feminine touches by including my flowers, Petal Style, from my Felt Fun tutorial. If only I had some left over brown ribbon from my Acorn Wreath to hang it..oh well, there's always another day :)








 Thank you for reading!

67 comments:

  1. I was 1/2 kidding...but I got my "w" :)
    hooray! :)
    This will be perfect on my new "w" shelf -- it's GORGEOUS!

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  2. Super clever. I love the way these turned out. I never would have thought of that.

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  3. Katie, these are FANTASTIC! I Love them! I'll be sharing this on my Facebook page!

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  4. Thank you so much ladies! You have all really made my day and have encouraged me to keep going! I actually added a little bit more detail to the "W" and I will be posting pictures on it tomorrow. Thanks again!

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  5. Katie-

    Wow. As a mass collector of books...these really jumped out at me.

    If you have a moment, please link up to Creative Juice Thursday!
    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-thursday-7-freshly.html

    <3
    nicolette

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  6. These look great! I am sure we will see them in the Pottery Barn catalog next season.

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  7. This is so Great Looking. I am the same with finding something original to do it seems as though everything has been done. This is definetly an original design. Love It! Great Job!

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  8. I love these! I can't wait to make them. I would love to have this as a guest post on my blog: http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/

    Would you be ok with that?

    Malory

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  9. Thank you so much everyone :) I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog, it means so much..especially being new to the blogging world.

    Rebekah--I checked out your facebook page and was so delighted to see my link..THANK YOU! I am starting to learn more about blogging and loving every second!

    Malory--I would be honored to be in a guest post on your blog, thank you for thinking of me and for connecting me with more bloggers!

    :)

    I am going to bed one very happy girl!

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  10. Amazing!! I love crafting with books. These would look great spelling out "R-E-A-D" on a bookshelf. I just finished making a book page rosette wreath for my friend (photo here: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M9Am5yrhx0M/TS_uJ0tnw3I/AAAAAAAAAEM/zRIQsZI3NQg/s640/1-13-11+043.JPG), and it broke my heart to give it away!

    -Cassie
    teenytinydesign.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great idea! They look wonderful

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  12. I love these. Such a great variation on the classic letters. Very creative!

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  13. these are great... I have been trying to do something with my son's initials maybe this will inspire me to finally do something with them!

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  14. Katie... I love this idea so much. It's so fun. Keep crafting girl. I love your blog.

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  15. I love this! Definitely going to make some!

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  16. You've been featured because you rock and I love your project!!

    Hookin' Up with HoH #33

    Stop by and grab a button! You deserve it. ;)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  17. These are FABULOUS. Really great idea- I have to go roll some book pages...you have really inspired me!!!

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  18. Hi there! Naomi's friend Danielle here. Love looking at your blog! Seems like you are getting some good traffic already. I wanted to do a little teaser for your blog on mine and feature a few of your project pictures to give an idea of your site. http://danielleholtzinger.blogspot.com/

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  19. I saw this at hoh feature and thought I would pop over and tell you how genius these are! I hope you don't mind copy cats cause I have a feeling that these will be made by other crafty people! You could easily sell these! Good luck with blogging, it is addicting for sure.

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  20. Very creative, I save this page for that may be sometime I go for it... very unique and lovely too...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  21. I love the way you mind works - Now lets make an "A'

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  22. This is so super-cute! I definitely want to make one soon - I love it! (Saw you on House of Hepworths and knew I had to comment!)

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  23. OMG! That is WAY cool!! I want to try it!!

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  24. Thanks for the inspiration! I made one of my own.

    Feel free to check it out

    http://thecopycatcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/01/much-ado-about-monograms.html

    xoxo
    The Copy Cat Crafters

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  25. this is absolutely amazing!!!! I'm dazzled...signing up to follow you! you are so inventive and creative! love it!!!!

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  26. Ok, you were so right... I LOVE THESE!!! I know what you mean about trying to come up with original stuff but you and I are definitely on the same page with fun crafts! I have officially "stalked" (and I mean that in the most non creepy way possible) your entire blog and I love it. You and you husband and dog are adorable! Thanks so much for finding me and leaving me such sweet comments and links to your awesome blog!

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  27. I am also fascinated by letters. I may have to try these

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  28. oooh, yes, i LOVE this! good call, husband, on covering the signs! i am adding this to my to do list!

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  29. Diggin' this...thanks for sharing on WhipperBerry!

    Jessica

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  30. Rolling the pages and adding them to the letters gives it a good interesting texture. I might have to try something like that!
    Emily

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  31. These are genius, and I love them! I think they are so original. Thanks for linking them up to our Friday Flair!

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  32. LOVE these!! Original, classy, yet modern. :) :) :) Oh I'm excited to take a go at it!

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  33. awesome. awesome twist on the classic 'cover it with a book page idea!' :)

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  34. OMG! these are one of my favorite crafts I've seen in a long time. I have never seen anything like this before. My friend loves reading and has a blog called www.ieatbooksforbreakfast.blogspot.com and I am going to make her one. How creative are they!!!

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  35. LOVE this idea! I've been wanting to hang a monogrammed letter next to my bookshelf- and this might be just what I've been looking for!

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  36. This is a great idea! I might just have to try it!

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  37. Super cute and original!
    And they probably will be in Pottery Barn soon! :o)
    -natalie

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  38. Im a book finatic and LOVE this idea. It would perfect for a library room. Im going to have to make some!!!

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  39. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. WELL DONE! winks-jen

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  40. this is SO COOL! going to make this for my apartment!
    glad to have found your blog!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  41. great job! I love the little flower touch... just enough. have a super week.

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  42. I l-o-v-e this! We were looking for something fun to go over our bed, and I think maybe making these with our initials would be adorable! Nice work!

    Ally from TinyWalletStyle.com

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  43. This is absolutely gorgeous! I shared this post on my Friday Favorites post at Calico and Cupcakes. Thank you for such great inspiration and creativity!

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  44. Wow! I love the new sides better, I think! :D So gorgeous!

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  45. These are so great, an awesome twist on the normal book-page art you see. I love the texture, and they look so cool from the side. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things.html

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  46. These Are SO NEAT...I have Finally Found my way to craft my Backyard Beauty and Book Boutique sign!!
    LOVE this...thanks for posting

    http://thebackyardbeautyandbookboutique.blogspot.com/
    blessings~

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  47. I made my own -- thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    http://centralcaligrrrl.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-letters.html

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  48. So talented!

    I featured your project and would love for you to stop by!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

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  49. I love the Book Letters! My daughter and son-in-law are lovers of books. I am going to make their initials for them. With God's help they will turn out as wonderful as yours.
    God bless you.

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  50. What an interesting & unique idea! Congrats on being the first. (You're right.. it's very hard to be original what with the world wide interweb and all!)

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  51. Love these! You're one smart cookie :) Just found your blog via a Pininterest link and MUST become a new follower :). Thanks for the inspiration you bring to us all!

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  52. Love this idea! I am going to tweak it for my musical family. Piano sheet music would work great for this project!

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  53. Amazing! I'd love to know what book you used :)

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  54. what a WONDERFUL idea, i am doing this for christmas presents and am personalizing each one according to the person
    so my mom gets flowers on the bottom of hers,
    and my dads i'm going to run fishing string and a lure around it.
    and for my little baby niece i will put baby things on the bottom. its such a good idea!

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  55. I am just adding this to my books post, www.bagofpretty.blogspot.com

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  56. Just saw your book letters via Pinterest. Love love love them! Can you offer any tips on what material the letter is made of? How about tips on the rolled up paper? How did you cut them to size and attach them? Thanks!

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  57. This is soooo clever! Thank you for sharing. I'm having some fun with books too, on my blog....keep up the great work!

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  58. This is simply amazing! Thank you for inspiring me so much!
    Have a wonderful day
    Warmest Regards from Italy
    Barbara

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  59. Absolute beautiful and unique! Very clever idea!

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