Newborn Baby Book Stack Makes a Great Gift!

by Lauraleedaydreams
5 Materials
3 Hours

Book stacks are very trendy these days. Why not make one as a gift to celebrate a newborn baby!

Let’s get started…

The books.

I plan to use three hardback books for this project. You can easily find used books at thrift stores or the habitat for humanity resale store. I purchased three that were all the same size for this makeover.


I used latex paint in the sample size from Lowe’s hardware. I picked a pretty soft pale pink color. You will need to not only paint the outside of the book but also the edges on the inside of the book. For this project I am also using a heart shaped wood piece that I painted the same color.

Let them dry

You need to make sure that you let them dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.


My plan is to paint not only the babies name but also her weight, height and birthdate. I used stencils that I made with my Silhouette Cameo. But you can print out the information on printer paper and then using graphite paper transfer the letters and numbers onto the book. Then you would need to use a paint marker to color over the wording.

Added touch

After I added the wording I went over everything with a very dry brush with white paint. I was sure to offload the paint onto a paper towel first so it would go on very very light.

The heart shaped piece was for the time of birth.


Since this book is for a little girl I decided to add a doily using mod podge.

Another added detail

I just love the picture of this little bunny. So I printed it out and then mod podged it on top of the doily.

Next I stacked the books and used some paper glue between them to keep them secure. Plus I wrapped them with some colorful butchers twine.

Pretty it up

I gathered some items to help pretty up the book stack. Lace, butchers twine, and a few beads.


Look how pretty!

Close up

Just think of all the ways you can make a newborn baby book stack look pretty.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Suggested materials:
  • Used books   (Thrift store)
  • Paint   (Lowes)
  • Mod Podge   (Michael’s)
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