DIY Hardcover Book

Make your own Hardcover Book! Learn the art of bookmaking with this two-part tutorial. Plus, check out the tutorial to make your own Book Press!
DIY Hardcover Book: Part 1
1Hardcover Book: Part 2
1DIY Book Press


As you can see, Made By Marzipan has an all-new design! This has been months in the making, and I'm so excited to hear your feedback. My main goal was to make navigation easier, so you can find more craft projects to try. Check out the main category buttons in the header to search by project type. There are also new sections to explore, like Kid Crafts and Hand Lettering

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Crafts That Last

As I look around my home, I see several items that I crafted years ago, and still use almost daily. The time you spend crafting can be an investment, as you create beautiful, functional items that will serve you for a long time. Here's a collection of 7 crafts that are made to last!

Stamp & Sew

stamp fabric before sewingI finally bought a dress form last month! I was lucky enough to find it in the clearance section of my Wal-Mart. It's fully adjustable so I can make my patterns fit perfectly. I've always shied away from sewing clothing for myself, because it's such a hassle to stop sewing, put on the garment, then try to pin and mark while wearing it. Too much work! But with my new dress form, I couldn't wait to get started.

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DIY Book Press

1DIY Book Press
A book press is used to flatten text blocks or books while bookmaking. It can also secure pages while gluing, and will minimize warping from the glue. They can cost hundreds to buy, but you can make your own simple version in 10 minutes for around $10.  If you're interested in learning the art of bookmaking, start with this project!

Creative Craft Plastic Ideas

Have you worked with craft plastic before? They're clear sheets of acid-free plastic that are available in different thicknesses. Sometimes crafters refer to them as "acetate." They're great for scrapbooks, and look super cool with rub-ons and stamps. Here are 5  projects that feature craft plastic!

DIY Mini Notebooks

2DIY Mini Notebooks
I kind of have a notebook obsession. I love little notebooks, and I use them for making grocery lists, writing to-do lists, and sketching out project designs. Making your own notebooks is economical and fun. Learn how to craft your own, then give a few as gifts!