I am glad you stopped by today because I want to share a fun and simple—and cute—DIY project with you!
If you have some old books lying around you can repurpose them to make this craft. I think this is a perfect thing to make on a girl’s craft night or to make for your friend’s birthdays. You could personalize a stack of books with a friend’s favorite quotes and colors.
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Gather Your Materials:
- Old Books
- Chalk Paint (I used White and Vintage Duck Egg)
- Foam Brush
- Miscellaneous ribbon, twine, and greenery for decoration
- Alphabet Stamps
- Glue Gun
When you are ready to go, watch the video below or scroll down to see the tutorial:
Cover your work surface. Paint the spines of your books with three nice, thick coats of chalk paint, letting them dry between coats. You are trying to add enough paint to fill in the imprinted titles on the spines of the books.
Paint the sides of the books with two coats of chalk paint, drying between coats.
Paint the inside edges with one coat of paint.
Let the books dry thoroughly (at least 4 hours).
Once you figure out what quote to use, make sure it will fit on the spine of your book. You can line up your stamps to measure:
Stamp your quote on the spine. Please note that this is an imperfect art. Do not let the imperfections stop you. I promise this will be cute in the end! If you want to, you can use sandpaper to sand some of the excess ink off of your book spines. I left most of the extra and the finished books look great!:
Gather your decorative materials:
Use your glue gun to attach decorative items as you please:
All done! Isn’t that cute? If you look closely you will see there is an imperfectness about this craft, but as with all things repurposed, I say “go with the flow”! It comes out very cute in the end!
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