Book Page Table Setting Runner Project DIY

3 Materials
1 Hour
Back to school time has us thinking of books and if you have some old and useless paperbacks laying around there are lots of fun projects to create. I made a table runner and it's another simple project that anyone can do.
I found some old travel guide books that were outdated in my home office and decided to put them to use. First the covers were ripped off and I made sure that I used enough books to do this and some other projects.
I dyed the books by soaking in strong coffee for about an hour. Once finished I laid the books on the grass on a sunny day to dry them. Next pages were carefully torn out and I have some additional tips on my blog at Shabbyfufu that will show how to work with this.
So easy! All this project takes is a glue gun and working to create a long runner gluing the ends on an angle.
If you are planning on saving this for future use I recommend making sure that the paper is nice and dry and you'll be able to roll it up for the next time. Use it for a book club party or back to school night for a fun tablesetting that will be talked about often.
See my blog Shabbyfufu that is linked below for more details and lots of beautiful ideas for your home!

Suggested materials:

  • Books   (home office)
  • Coffee   (grocery store)
  • Glue gun   (craft store)

Janet Coon-Shabbyfufu
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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