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Stacked Book DIY



It's another blog hop hosted by Decorate & More with Tip! This month's diy challenge was to use 3 books to create a stackable home décor piece. The only rules were that we must use 3 books and that we needed to words on them. Read below how I created my book planter and further below you can see what ideas my blogger friends came up with for this challenge.


Stacked Book Planter

What you will need:

3 Books

Small vessel for flowers or plants

Scissors or sharp knife for cutting into the books

2 Different colors of paint

Stickers

Glue ( I used E6000)



When looking at books for this project I steered away from anything thin or paperback. I really wanted the books to be thick so there would be some height and I also wanted them to be hard back so that the end result would be sturdy and stable. After finding my books I was able to determine the size of container that I would use to hold any flowers or plants. I ended up using a small tin that only required me having to cut into the top book. I first cut only the pages so that the tin would fit, then I cut into the cover of the book.

Next came the paint and lettering. Most of the stacked book diy's I have seen have quotes stamped on. I have tried this process before and it's really hard to get the letters to all line up in a straight line. I think the stamped lettering looks really good if your going for a more vintage vibe but the look I was going for I needed something a simple and clean so I decided to use stickers. I sprayed the sides of each book rose gold. Once they were totally dry I placed my stickers and then sprayed each book black. After I let them dry I removed the stickers revealing my quote, "rise & shine". I only waited about 10 minutes... I probably should have let the paint dry longer as it got a little messy when I peeled off the stickers. However I used a skinny black marker to cover up any spots and that worked fine.

Now that my books were ready for stacking I glued them together, put the tin in and placed my succulents. This turned out just how I wanted it. What I love best is that it was created out of recycled materials and stuff that I already had on hand.



Continue the blog hop and check out more book DIY's by these talented ladies!



Olympic Nest

Pandoras Box

Jessica Simmons

Decorate and More with Tip

Savvy in the Suburbs

Barn House Mess

Through a Vintage Door

Heyitshod

Sweet Southern Grace

Blue Sky at Home

This Full Life 5



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