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Arts & Crafts Books and Resources

This guide is intended to help you find books and other materials to assist your creative inspiration! It was also created with the beginner in mind and we have highlighted many beginner books and matched various crafts with Creativebug classes. Creativeb

Bookbinding & Book Arts

DIY Travel Journal

In Lana William's Creativebug class, you can learn to create a gorgeous leather-bound traveler’s journal to take on all of your adventures. Perfect for drawing, sketching or writing, this easily customizable notebook is simple to construct and sturdy enough to take on travels. Bookbinder, Faith Hale, demonstrates how to create pamphlet-stitch booklets to insert in your notebook, and how to work with thick leather to create a durable cover. You’ll also learn how to add an elastic closure and give the leather cover a professional finish without the investment of leatherworking tools. Best of all, when you fill up your journal pages, you can easily add new booklets to your leather cover and keep on journaling.

Paper Crafts

Paper Flowers: Make a Charm Peony Hair Clip

In this Creativebug class, paper flower artist Livia Cetti shares her technique for making everyone’s favorite flower: the peony. You will learn how to bleach the paper, cut out the petals, and put them all together to make a lush, realistic bloom. She then teaches you how to attach a hair clip to the bloom, making it a perfect long-lasting accessory – and a perfect way to enjoy this special bloom year-round.