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Gift Ideas: Literary Gifts for Teachers

Bookish Gifts for Christmas

It’s getting to that time of the year when you need to start planning what you want to give to your teachers.
That is, if you want to get that extra credit and survive the semester/year!
BookRiot came up with a great list of some things that you can give to your teacher!
I honestly love all of them!

Or you can surprise them with a late acceptance to Hogwarts *winks*.

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How To Decorate Your Mantle: Halloween Edition

So with Halloween approaching rapidly (thank goodness!), it is time to start planning how you will decorate your house!

Handmademood.com has come up with an amazing way to decorate your mantle for this Halloween season!

If I had a mantle, I would definitely do it! But I’ll just have to do bits of it around my house!

Halloween Decorated Mantle
From handmademood.com

 

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Something New For Saturday

It’s the weekend! What an exhausting week…..time for something restorative.

Here at MLCWO there has been a quiet obsession over the years with book related things that don’t involve actually reading. Book art, paper art, illustrations. You get the idea.

Well how about floral art?

So what about this???

 

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Beautiful, don’t you think?

Bridget Beth Collins is the artistic genius behind this glorious flamingo (birthday present for moi!)  and her website Floral Forager is a place of incredibly beautiful works made with bits of nature. Bridget loves to collect things from the wild and turns them into gorgeously creative pieces. Works of art.

And she has got some pieces that are books and movie themed!!

 

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Alice In Wonderland

 

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Green Gables – just without Anne

 

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Snow White

 

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May The Flowers Be With You

 

Truly unique and so creative. There just might be one of these in the horizon …..why not pop over and visit her website and  enjoy all of her work.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Oh Deer! Coloring Book by Christie Whelan

A coloring book of unusual nature!

This post contains affiliate links to assist readers in a swift and easy purchase.

So I have to say that I LOVE Oh Deer! coloring book. First off the name is very creative and caught my attention. Also, it is so much fun and is really something unique (which you will really see in the video review! I mean just look at the cover!

oh deer! coloring book

It really is unique in how the pages are set up as well as the idea of what you are coloring. It has this kind of Native American feel to it. Not sure if that was the intention but that was the vibe I was getting from it.

Some pages are more basic in nature….

oh deer! coloring book page

While others do certainly take some skill to accomplish!

page from oh deer! coloring book

My two…attempts at coloring turned out quite interestingly. I mean, I don’t have much artistic talent but with a nice selection of colors, anything can turn out looking good!

colored pages from oh deer! coloring book

You can purchase the book here from CreateSpace or from Amazon.

Don’t forget to FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM and OH DEER! COLORING BOOK ON INSTAGRAM as well!

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To Use Or Not Use A Book For Crafts?

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That is the question.

After reading this blog post on BookRiot, I have to say I can agree with everything that Rebecca said.

The issue which came up was whether people should use books for crafts and destroy the book itself. Essentially Rebecca said that it shouldn’t matter what happens to the book. She used the analogy of popsicle sticks. You don’t care what happens to them, especially if you recycle them. It just matters about what was there in the first place.

She made the point that the book itself doesn’t exactly matter. But it’s the story that is what is important.

I can agree with that on many levels. But if you are going to destroy an old book, don’t do it. Take a new book and distress it or get creative. I do not agree with the destroying of old and antique books for the sake of crafts, as the actual book itself is beautiful to look at.

But if you want to make a literary craft, then go ahead and use the book. You may be destroying the pages, but the story will live on.

Books cut out to look like a cave
From BookRiot.com