Artterro Eco Art Kits- Handmade Books Kit and Giveaway!

Thank you to Artterro Eco Art Kits for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!  All opinions are my own.

Are you looking for gifts for the kids that are not only educational, but fun?  How about super high quality?  Well, I totally have your back!  Artterro‘s fun, eco-friendly craft and art kits are meant for children, but frankly can be enjoyed by young and old alike!  I love kits.  I love the fact that everything is there in one place and all you have to do is sit down and create.

artterro book making kit review

The craft kits from Artterro are not only all-inclusive, but contain high quality materials that are sure to inspire. Each kit challenges you or your child to create something amazing.  The end result is something that you and your children can cherish for years to come!

This month, the nice folks at Artterro asked me to review their Bookmaking Kit.  Handmade books are so very special!  I was happy to take on the challenge!

Bookmaking Kit

Again, all inclusive, their bookmaking kit contains the materials to make four small single-signature books with gorgeous handmade paper and decorative beads. They can be used as journals, portfolios, scrapbooks, or even contain an original story!  Handmade books make great little gifts, so I decided to make up a small gift set for my assistant at work.

artterro handmade bookmaking kit The kit included: Beautiful solid colored and decorative handmade papers (100% PCW), small wood and seed beads, sequins, craft thread, needles, instructions and an ideas sheet.  All I had to provide was the scissors and glue!

artterro book making kit review

Just look at that beautiful paper!  Turns out that after making four books, I had plenty left over.  I plan on making some beautiful cards and gift tags with the rest of that.  One fun thing to note: no two Artterro kits are exactly alike!  Every project is totally an original!

artterro book making kit review

The first step is to select your covers from the thicker paper.  It is already cut to size.  All you have to do is fold it in the middle to create the front and back of the book.

artterro book making kit review

Select some of the thinner papers for the insides of the books and fold them in half too.  Here are my four books with folded papers inside ready for binding.

artterro book making kit review

To bind is actually much easier than I thought it would be.  Simply mark with a pencil the inside of the book cover.  One dot in the center and one dot on each side, about an inch from the center.

artterro book making kit review

Use a pin to poke a hole at each mark.  Add the insides of the book back in, and then from the outside of the book, use those pin holes to push the needle through all pages.

artterro book making kit review

Thread the needle with three strands of embroidery floss (included).  Push needle and thread through the center hole from the inside of the book to the outside, leaving about a 3″ strand on the inside.  Push needle up through the top hole from the outside in, and then down through the bottom hole.  Finally, push the needle up through the center hole again.  Tie the two end threads together on the inside and clip.

artterro book making kit review

The kit included lots of great beads and sequins.  I added strands to the books for a bit of decoration.

artterro book making kit review

Finally, I tied all the books together with a pretty ribbon and some Christmas greenery!  A perfect little gift that I bet my assistant will love!

If you have never visited Artterro’s website, you really need to check them out!

They offer a nice variety of kits for all ages .  I love the variety and love the fact that these are craft kits that you won’t see just anywhere.

Exclusively, for Sitcom Readers, Artterro is offering a giveaway!

artterro handmade bookmaking kit

How would you like to win a Bookmaking Kit of your very own?

All you have to do is visit Artterro’s website and come back and tell me which kit is your favorite.  Just leave a comment below for an easy entry! If you have Facebook, you can add an optional entry by “liking” Artterro’s Facebook page.   Contest ends on Monday, December 9, 2013 at midnight EST.  

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{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Sarah C December 9, 2013, 9:57 pm

    The art journal kits are really cool.

  • Debbie Sampson December 9, 2013, 9:56 pm

    I like the bubble wand, I have never made one. I need to get one this spring for my grand daughter

  • ann/alba December 9, 2013, 9:52 pm

    I Love it… This would be an Awesome gift i could create for my MIL for the Cottage.
    Have a good one.

  • Debbie December 8, 2013, 3:11 pm

    I love the bookmaking kit! Such beautiful papers, and I always wanted to try my hand at it! Thanks Suzy, for the chance to win!

  • KaySue December 8, 2013, 1:41 pm

    I like the Garden Art Kit.

  • MARTHA December 7, 2013, 8:14 pm

    FELT DOLL KIT IS NICE….. TY

  • Victoria S December 7, 2013, 12:13 pm

    I love the Art Journal Kit and bookmaking kit!

  • Autumn December 7, 2013, 11:35 am

    I’m sorry, I didn’t put my favorite…I love the Art Journal kits!! Those are so cool!!

  • Autumn December 7, 2013, 11:33 am

    These books are SO pretty! I would LOVE to win a bookmaking kit!

  • Norma Cooney December 6, 2013, 9:03 pm

    I was unable to leave a comment a day or so ago… so will try again. I like the fashion dolls. What fun. Love your site Susie what creativity and immagination you posess. Keep it up.

  • Debra December 5, 2013, 2:57 pm

    The creativity kit

  • Debra December 5, 2013, 2:56 pm

    I really like a lot of them but since I am only allowed 1 favorite, I must choose the creativity kits. Leaves a lot to the imagination.

  • Angie Lee December 5, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Definitely love the Art Journal Kits . . . so cool

  • Bridget December 5, 2013, 12:43 pm

    I guess the Art journal kit would be my favorite, but I would be happy with almost any of them.

  • Dawn December 5, 2013, 11:03 am

    The felt doll kit is so sweet! I like the Creativity kit too! 🙂

  • Jewel December 5, 2013, 9:18 am

    What a wonderful kit. If a child makes their own book they will remember that electronics are not the end-all of their creativity and knowledge

  • Debra December 5, 2013, 5:39 am

    Hmm… Each of the felting kits are so neat! Love the bookmaking kit too. I have to choose only one why? 🙂

  • Diane Schultheissc December 5, 2013, 4:42 am

    The Art Journal Kit would be the one to start with especially since it is for all ages.

  • Susan December 5, 2013, 2:28 am

    2 of my grandchildren are good artists, so I like the Artist’s Journal.
    I like them all!

  • Joyce Fisher December 5, 2013, 1:58 am

    Hi Suzy,

    I’ve never made a book like this and I would love to try one. The kits look so cute and I would love to win one. Actually, all of their kits look fabulous, including the Garden Art, and the Paint With Wool kit seems really interesting.

    Thanks for the chance to win a free kit!

    Peace, Love & Joy,
    Joyce

  • Susan Jaisle December 5, 2013, 1:50 am

    I really like the felting kit! That is one craft I haven’t tried! lol

  • Terri S December 5, 2013, 1:16 am

    I like the bookmaking and the wire and bead and the garden one…

  • Terri Haydon December 4, 2013, 11:51 pm

    The doll making kit and the book making kit are definitely my favs.

  • Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories December 4, 2013, 11:21 pm

    I love the bookmaking kit. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Marlene December 4, 2013, 11:19 pm

    Its a hard choice between the jewelry collage, garden or art journal. Great giveaway.

  • DiEtta Morris December 4, 2013, 11:12 pm

    Such a cute idea. I think these books would be cute for my grandkids to make. Having everything in one kit is really nice too. Then they could make a daily journal writing one positive word each day! Thanks Suzy for sharing! Sending “warm” hugs.

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