Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack Easy Home Decor

2 Materials
30 Minutes

I love decorating with a red, white, and blue theme all Summer long. My Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack is a quick and easy way to create a trendy piece of home decor in just about 30 minutes. Transform one dollar hardcover books, twine, and supplies you probably already have on hand into farmhouse style with a love of country message.

Easy Home Decor Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack

Here’s what you need to make a Book Stack with a Custom Message:

  • Hardcover Books, Three – Dollar Store
  • Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
  • Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Titanium White, Bleached Sand, Slate Grey, Red Alert, Sapphire
  • Hemp Cord Red and Hemp Cord Blue – Hemptique
  • Alphabet Stamps – Upper and Lower Case
  • Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black
  • Paintbrush – DecoArt Decor 1″ Flat
  • Scissors – I love my Fiskars!

To begin the Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack, gather all supplies. Remove the paper dust covers.

Basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of Titanium and Bleached Sand acrylic paint. Don’t over mix the colors and let the basecoat be rough, so the dark base is visible through the paint. Set aside to dry.

Dry brush Slate Grey acrylic paint around the sides and edges of all three books, in places that wear, would naturally occur. To apply a dry brush technique, dip a clean, dry paintbrush in paint, dab some paint off on a paper towel, and then apply to the object. This will give you random and streaky brush strokes. Set aside to dry.

Paint the paper edges of the first book with Red Alert acrylic paint. Stand the book up on end with the covers open slightly, but with all the pages together. Paint the paper edges of the third book with Sapphire acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Stack books red, then white, then blue.

Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message STARS & STRIPES FOREVER. Place the books’ spine up, tap each letter stamp in the ink pad, and stamp on the spine. The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project farmhouse charm. I like to use Archival Ink Pads for craft projects because the ink is permanent and smudge-proof on many surfaces.

Stack the books together and wrap with natural twine, red hemp cord, and blue hemp cord 10 to 12 times, securing the end with a knot and leaving the tails long. Create a bow, by wrapping the natural twine, red hemp cord, and blue hemp cord around your hand 10 to 12 times, trim the end and place it in the center of the book stack.

To finish the Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack, secure the bow in place by knotting the tails around the center of the loops of twine. Trim any excess with scissors.

Create this quick and easy Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies! Look at the items around you to see what unique projects can be created with traditional materials. Celebrating the USA has never looked more farmhouse friendly.

Create a Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack for your family or give as gifts to friends, and neighbors, sharing the spirit of Stars and Stripes Forever! Change things up by stamping a message that speaks to you and embodies your family’s patriotism. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create! I would LOVE to see what you create, so tag me on social media.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:

  • Americana Acrylics by DecoArt   (
  • Hemptique Hemp Cord   (Amazon)

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  • TK TK on Jul 01, 2021

    Love this! Maybe for thanksgiving too. Lots of old books. 😊

  • Peggy Mitchell Peggy Mitchell on Jul 07, 2021

    I am inspired and can't wait to make my own stack. Thank you! Additionally I really like the wreath on basket in your photo backdrop. Where did you find that great basket? I would love to stroll through your home. Bet it is full of wonderful ideas!!!❤️

    • Beth @CreativelyBeth Beth @CreativelyBeth on Jul 07, 2021

      Thanks a bunch, Peggy! Yes, the book stack is so easy to make! The basket and wreath I found at the Target Dollar Spot several years ago 😀