Thursday, September 26, 2019

Books aren't just for reading.

Another project I saw on Pinterest. You can decorate with books. The tutorial that I saw actually painted the hard cover books and stamped directly on the spine of the book. It looked nice but it's very permanent. I tried it a different way.

So that I could reuse the book for different season and not actually harm the book itself, I covered it with brown paper bags. For the spine I stamped the words then glued it to the book cover. The tutorial said not to worry about being perfect with the stamping and that crooked or uneven spacing adds to the charm. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go and not worrying but as you can see I managed.

It was finished off with a fall ribbon and I tucked in a leaf and a sunflower.

Simple as can be and oh so cute.

19 comments:

CheerfulMonk said...

That's a fantastic idea! I love the lettering -- it is charming.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhh, I really LIKE this!

Pam said...

NICE....I really like that.

Sandee said...

I love that. I've not seen this kind of thing before. What a clever idea.

Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is adorable!!! I LOVE it! Your crafting just gets better and better. And you could do this for Christmas and Easter too!!

Ann Thompson said...

Thank you

Ann Thompson said...

Thanks. Super simple too

Ann Thompson said...

Thanks. It's simple and doesn't take much time to do

Ann Thompson said...

I've been seeing a lot of it this year. Guess it's a new thing to decorate with books

Ann Thompson said...

Thanks and you are right. I can recover them for every season or holiday and you could use any kind of paper.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a great idea!!!!...:)jp

Catherine:theMaker said...

definitely a great way to spice up a season, without losing the books...

Rose said...

Oh, Ann, I so love this!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are one smart crafting lady, and I knew you would guess my pumpkin. So far, you are the only one. There is one more detail to be revealed, you will be on my blog next post.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's a cute idea.

Grandma C said...

Now where is the book I was just reading?? lol

Ann said...

thanks.

Ann said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what else there is to that pumpkin.

Ann said...

LOL, it's under the wrapping

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