Valentine Book Bundles

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Here is a simple DIY to decorate for Valentine's Day. Not over-the-top, screams Valentine kind of look, but soft and romantic.
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.
I mixed up various shades of Pink using Country Chic Paint in the colours Vintage Cupcake and Vanilla Frosting.
I simply painted the fronts and backs of the books.
Half were painted the different pink shades and the other half were painted creamy white.
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.
I then tied up the book bundles with twine, and that's it!
These would look great displayed on a fireplace mantle.
Mary Vitullo - Orphans With Makeup
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  • Jessica Jessica on Feb 07, 2016
    Ohhhh. This is so lovely. Can you tell me more about the flowers?

  • Alice Scofield Alice Scofield on Feb 10, 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.

  • Becky Becky on Jan 03, 2019

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

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