How to Upcycle a Book Stack With Dollar Tree Supplies

6 Materials
30 Minutes

Book Stack decor is all the rage right now, but they can be expensive, am I right? I created my very own version with Dollar Store hardcover books, some of my favorite DecoArt acrylic paint, and alphabet stamps from my stash. The perfect farmhouse-style home décor with a sweet message. How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies is quick and easy. You just need to be patient enough for the paint to dry!

Here’s what you need to make a Dollar Tree Book Stack:

Here’s how to create Stamped Home Decor:


To begin the How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies, gather all supplies. I selected three books that were similar in size and all had dark covers. Remove the paper dust covers.

Basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of white and ivory craft paint. Don’t over mix the colors and let the base coat be rough.

I like that the dark base is visible through the paint. Set aside to dry.


Dry brush light grey 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 HOME SWEET HOME. Place the spine of the books 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.

CHANGE IT UP: If you don’t have alphabet stamps use letter stickers or even hand-letter your message of choice.


Stack the books together and wrap with twine 10 to 12 times, securing the end with a knot and leaving the tails long.

To create a bow, wrap the twine around your hand 10 to 12 times, trim the end with scissors, and place it in the center of the book stack.

Secure in place by knotting the tails around the bow.


To finish the How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies, snip off a section of a small silk flower bunch with wire cutters and tuck into the bow.

Create Farmhouse Home Decor DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies

Change things up by stamping a message that speaks to you and embodies your home and family. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create!

Create custom messages on your How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies and give them as gifts.

For more quick and easy Farmhouse Decor check out my Upcycled Rick Rack Lamp that I made over with some spray paint and rick rack from my stash. Lace would look lovely as well!


Too busy to make this Upcycled DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

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