Making a poetry book allows a writer to have a hard copy compilation of all their poems. I am passionate about writing and reading poetry because it is therapeutic to me. Intertwining written words with a form of art makes for a truly creative poetry book. Writing poetry allows me to create a piece of artwork while emptying my emotions on paper.
Personalizing my poetry book makes it even more valuable to me. It is a piece of me that will someday be history. Leaving something for my great, great grandchildren of the future to see a glimpse of who I was.
- Lined notebook with a non-gloss cover, such as the owl notebook I purchased from Target.
- Craft glue
- White marker (acid free)
- Glitter markers or glitter pens
- Buttons (I used 2 centimeter buttons)
- Gel pens
- With the white marker, create a snow effect on objects such as trees.
- With the glitter markers, glitter pens or gel pens fill in circles, lines and other shapes.
- Glue buttons in appropriate places, such as the middle of flowers.
- Write your poems on the lined paper, using gel pens.
- As an alternative to writing your poems, you can print them, then use a glue stick to attach them to the paper. I prefer writing because it in itself is a form of art. In addition, each stroke of the pen releases stress, just as squeezing a stress ball does.
I must point out how I appreciate the way buttons are multipurpose. Buttons can be used for so much more than just clothing. When I purchased my poetry book, I initially chose the owl design because I think owls are adorable creatures of the night. When I brought the book home, I was pleased to realize the buttons I had stashed in my craft drawer would fit perfectly in the middle of the snowflakes. I believe them to be snowflakes yet they could also be flowers. Since I added a snow effect with the white marker, I will stick with the snowflake theory.
In the same way you can make a poetry book for yourself, you can also make one as a gift for a friend, family member or loved one. The book can be used as a journal or memory book, rather than a poetry book if desired.
More fun ideas:
Write your favorite quotes at the top of each page. Some of my favorite quotes are included for ideas and inspiration.
- “All it takes is faith and trust … and a little bit of pixie dust!” – Peter Pan
- “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith
- “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
- “Writing is as passionate as the author, as alluring as spoken words, and is imprinted for eternity” – Rebecca Bardelli
Use famous quotes, your own quotes or a combination.
Add artwork to your book, if you enjoy art. If the paper is thin, you will want to use drawing paper or card stock, then glue it into the book with a glue stick. This can also be done with rubber stamps or cutting pictures out of magazines. Your imagination is your only limitation.
For some of my most heartfelt poetry read A Dark Shakespearean Sonnet: Black Rose or Villanelle: Crystalline Tears Water Garden Thorns of Emerald.
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