We all know (or actually are) someone who loves books. Here are a couple of handmade gift ideas for that person in your life; Bookmarks and Bookplates.
For the bookmarks, I trimmed a piece of cardstock to 2 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ (approximately). Then I used rubber cement to adhere the fabric directly onto the cardstock. To finish it off, I trimmed the fabric, punched a hole, and added a piece of coordinating ribbon. (Give the rubber cement time to dry before you punch your hole or you will gunk up your hole punch.)
The bookplates are pretty self-explanatory. I typed my phrase and name on my word processing software and adhered them to pieces of pretty scrap paper trimmed to size.
Both of these projects are quick, easy, and can be made from the stash of scraps that you have around your house. (I assume I’m not the only one with a big paper and fabric scrap stash.) They also make great gifts, just put them in a pretty box and tie them with some ribbon or bakers twine.