Valentine’s Day Book Stack a Dollar Tree DIY

11 Materials
15 Minutes

Do you LOVE the book stack craze? (pun intended) Dollar Tree hardcover books and some craft paint transform into a trendy Valentine’s Day Book Stack in just about 15 minutes. The perfect farmhouse-style home décor with a sweet message for the entire family.

Gather all supplies. Remove the paper dust covers and basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of Americana Titanium White and Bleached Sand acrylic craft paint. Don’t over mix the colors and let the basecoat be rough, so the dark base of the book is visible through the paint. Set aside to dry.

Dry brush Americana Slate Grey acrylic craft paint around the sides and edges of the books, in places that wear would naturally occur. Set aside to dry.

Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message HuGs AnD KisSeS.  Place the spine of the book up, tap each letter stamp in the black ink pad, and then stamp on the spine. The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project a sweet farmhouse charm.

Stack books together then wrap with fuchsia and black gingham ribbons, tying in a knot at the top to secure. Cut a notch in the ends of the ribbons to finish.

Hand letter XOXO on the mini shipping tag with Dual Brush Pen Poppy Red.

To finish the Valentine’s Day Book Stack, snip off blossoms from pink and red silk flower bunches with wire cutters and tuck underneath the knot. Thread the black gingham ribbon through the hole in the shipping tag.

I hope you will use my Valentine’s Day Book Stack project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creative spirit. The perfect farmhouse style home décor with a sassy message. Change things up by stamping a message that speaks to you and embodies your home. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create!

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1 question
  • Carol klein
    Carol klein
    on Feb 13, 2021

    What about the edges with the pages—do you paint them as well or just leave them exposed?

    • Beth Watson
      Beth Watson
      on Feb 13, 2021

      I just left the page edges natural, but you could definitely paint them if you wanted to, Carol!

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