Restyle Your Books Into Beautiful Decor
DIY to turn your hardback books into vintage style decor. It's a simple project with gorgeous results!
Got books? You can do this with hot glue, Mod Podge, various papers (I used printed napkins and tissue) and paint.
Old books have stitched spines. Add fake ones with hot glue. Google photos of antique books for more spine stitching for more ideas.
Tear your paper into irregular shapes and crumple tightly. Smooth the paper out. Spread white glue on book cover as it lays flat. Use a light touch and a paint brush dipped in glue to smooth it out. The wrinkles give your book a true vintage look.
I added a scrapbook label painted gold then lightly burnished all the edges with gold paint and a very light brushing of burnt umber. This really brings out all the great textures!
Here's a pic of three gold damask books in a stack for a wedding. I just LOVE the way they came oujt!
You can do them in any color combo. I am always on the lookout for printed napkins and tissue paper.
Love the skeleton key napkins and scripty tissue I found.
My bookshelves are so interesting now!
This stack of red books are crackle painted. I'll be posting that DIY next!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 27th, 2015 2:15 PM
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