Valentine Book Bundles

$10.00
2 Hours
Easy

Here is a simple DIY to decorate for Valentine's Day. Not over-the-top, screams Valentine kind of look, but soft and romantic.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
For this project, simply gather a bunch of old books or pick some up at your local thrift shop. I chose some with hard covers and some with soft covers. I tore off the covers and spine form the books with the soft covers.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
I mixed up various shades of Pink using Country Chic Paint in the colours Vintage Cupcake and Vanilla Frosting.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
I simply painted the fronts and backs of the books.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
Half were painted the different pink shades and the other half were painted creamy white.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
I then printed out some labels with Valentine-themed names of books and glued them to the spine of some of the books. To age the labels a bit, I stained them with tea and burned the edges slightly.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
I then tied up the book bundles with twine, and that's it!
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
These would look great displayed on a fireplace mantle.
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
valentine book bundles, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
Mary Vitullo - Orphans With Makeup

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  • Jessica
    on Feb 7, 2016

    Ohhhh. This is so lovely. Can you tell me more about the flowers?

  • Alice Scofield
    on Feb 11, 2016

    Beautiful idea, but REALLY, REALLY, want to know where you can get flowers like this now. I used to be able to buy some that looked like them at a craft store called Ben Franklin's. But since it closed (or moved?) I can't find the same dried looking style anywhere.

    • Kathie Mathewsl
      on Feb 1, 2018

      You can take inexpensive silk roses and hold the edges over a stove burner, not too hot and not to close and you will get the crinkly edges.
  • Becky
    on Jan 3, 2019

    What kind of paint is this? Where can I buy it? I really want to try this.

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