If you have someone on your Christmas list who is a faithful craft blog reader, I have the gift guide for you! I rounded up nine fantastic craft books that just happen to be written by fellow craft bloggers! Each book is filled with inspirational and educational content that any crafty reader is sure to love.
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30 Minute Jewelry: What Can You Make to Wear in Half an Hour or Less? – Bev McCullough (Flamingo Toes) is fabulous at making jewelry, an impressive needlework artist, and just a generally adorable and sweet person. Buy her book.
Big Ass Book of Crafts – I first watched Mark Montano (Mark Montano) when he appeared on different TLC shows years ago, but I now follow his blog and his awesome YouTube channel. Mark has a whole series of “Big Ass” books, so if your giftee enjoys this book you already have next year’s gift taken care of!
Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong – Heather Mann (Dollar Store Crafts) is my fairy blogmother. She is the person who initially encouraged me to start blogging, and she was instrumental in helping me gain an audience in my first months writing. Since then I’ve had the privilege of becoming her friend as well. She is awesome and hilarious, and so is her humorous craft book. Find out what I thought about this book HERE.
Creating Really Awesome Free Things: 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for Kids – Jamie Dorobek (C.R.A.F.T.) has been running her great craft blog for years now, and along the way she became a mom twice over. This book is full of fun craft activities that are fun for kids (and their grownups!).
DIY From Braided Bracelets to Floor Pillows, 50 Unexpected Ways to Recycle Your Old T-Shirts – Adrianne Surian (Happy Hour Projects) is a fellow Michigan craft blogger, so I was so geeked when her book came out. This book is full of fun and practical projects you can make from t-shirts. You can see one of the projects I made from this book HERE.
Duck Tape Mania – Amanda Formaro (Crafts By Amanda) is sort of a craft blogging superwoman. She has several blogs, a huge social media following, and she still manages to be incredibly generous with other bloggers. I was so happy when her “Mania” series of books was released, and they are really fantastic books. My kids adore all of them. You can read more about my experiences with this book HERE.
Mod Podge Rocks: Decoupage Your World – Amy Anderson (Mod Podge Rocks!) is another amazing craft blogging friend. Every time I hear her voice come over the speaker system at Michael’s, I want to yell, “I KNOW HER!” Amy’s blog has been the best resource for everything Mod Podge for years now, and her two Mod Podge books are must-haves for anyone who uses the medium.
Red Ted Art – Maggy Woodley (Red Ted Art) makes the most adorable crafts out of garbage. Seriously! She uses inexpensive and recycled materials to create ingenious craft projects for kids. This book will teach your kids not only the joy of making, but how to see raw materials in a new way.
Washi Tape Crafts: 100 Way to Decorate Just About Anything – Amy Anderson (Washi Tape Crafts) doesn’t just blog at Mod Podge Rocks!, she has several other craft blogs including one dedicated to cute washi tape DIYs. This book is perfect for beginner crafters, since the projects are easy and you get a set of 10 cute tapes with the book. You can watch my review of this book HERE.
I hope this inspired you to buy a craft book for the crafty readers on your list. And if one or two these books ends up in your own collection, who am I to blame you!