I love when an idea in my head turns out even better in real life! Infused with Farmhouse style this DIY Mini Book Stack is home décor that is perfectly sized for a tiered tray. Scrap lumber and acrylic craft paint transform into a trendy miniature book stack with a sweet message. I love having friends that are more skilled than I am with power tools. My friend has all the power tools and the skills to use them, so when I asked for his help, the answer was YES! He even took the time to show me the proper way to use the circular saw, which was a bonus.
Farmhouse Decor Book Stack Craft
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Here's what you need to make a Farmhouse Book Stack:
- Lumber, 1 x 6 – cut into 6” lengths
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Titanium White, Bleached Sand, Slate Grey
- Alphabet Stamp Set – Typewriter Style
- Ranger Ink Archival Stamp Pad, Jet Black
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Tree
- Foam Sanding Block
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create a Tiered Tray Book Stack:
When you purchase lumber at your local home improvement store, they will cut it to size for you at no charge. If you have a friend who is skilled with power tools though, you can ask them to cut down the wood. After doing the math (don't worry, I used a calculator!) I figured out that a 1 x 6 piece of lumber that is 6′ long would yield 12 “books” that are 6″ long. Enough to make four sets of three books each. Select the messages and then change them out all year long.
To begin the DIY Mini Book Stack, gather all supplies. Sand all edges and surfaces of each book with a foam sanding block. Remove any sawdust residue with a damp paper towel.
Basecoat the wooden books with Titanium White acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. If the grain is raised, then sand lightly. Topcoat the wooden books with a mixture of Titanium White and Bleached Sand acrylic paint. Dip the paintbrush in both colors and don’t over mix the colors and let the topcoat be rough. Set aside to dry. Dry brush Slate Grey acrylic paint around the sides and edges of the wooden books, in places that wear, would naturally occur. Set aside to dry.
Using the typewriter font alphabet stamps, select the letters to spell the message HOME SWEET HOME. These alphabet stamps have a complete upper and lower case set with numbers. Place the spine of the wooden book up, tap each letter stamp in the jet black ink pad, and stamp on the spine. The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project farmhouse charm. The Ranger Archival Ink Pad is permanent, waterproof, and dries quickly on most surfaces.
Stack the books together and wrap with twine three to four times, securing the end with a knot and leaving the tails long. To create a bow, wrap the twine around your hand five to six times, trim the end, and place it in the center of the book stack. Secure in place by knotting the tails around the bow. Trim any long ends of the natural jute twine with scissors.
Scrap Lumber DIY Mini Book Stack
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