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DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack for Fall

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Create your very own DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack for Fall with one dollar hardcover books, some of my favorite DecoArt acrylic paint, and alphabet stamps from my stash.  The perfect farmhouse-style Fall décor with a Southern message. You just need to be patient enough for the paint to dry!

How to DIY a Dollar Tree Book Stack in 15 Minutes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor

Dollar Tree Book Stack a Quick and Easy Fall DIY

How to DIY a Dollar Tree Book Stack in 15 Minutes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor

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Here's what you need to make a Fall Book Stack:

Materials needed to create a DIY Dollar Tree Happy Fall Y'all Book Stack Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor

Here's how to create a Book Stack for Fall:



Gather all supplies.  Select books with black or dark covers.  This will give the finished project more depth.  Remove the paper dust covers and basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of Titanium White and Bleached Sand acrylic paint.  Don’t over mix the colors and let this basecoat be rough, so the dark base is visible through the paint.  Set aside to dry.


Dry brush Slate Grey acrylic paint around the sides and edges of the base coated books, in places that wear and tear, would naturally occur.  Set aside to dry. To dry brush, dip the bristles of the paintbrush in paint, pounce most of the paint off on a paper towel and brush paint on without using any water.

Accdent with light grey paint in the areas that the books would show wear and tear Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor


Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message HAPPY FALL YALL.  Place all three books spine up, tap each letter stamp in the ink pad, and stamp on the spine.  Leave a bit more space between the Y and A in Y’ALL, so we can add the apostrophe in the next step.  The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project farmhouse charm. Use letter stickers or hand-letter your book stack message instead of alphabet stamps. Using an archival ink pad gives you a permanent and waterproof stamped image that will not smudge or bleed.


Using the bullet tip of the MONOTWIN permanent black marker, add the apostrophe between the Y and A in Y’ALL. I love the MONOTWIN from Tombow because it has a larger bullet tip and a smaller fine tip, all in one marker! When I used the lower and upper case “L” in FALL, it ended up looking like FAIL, so I painted over the lower case “l” and re-stamped it.

Add an apostrophe with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor


Stack the three books together and wrap with buffalo check ribbon, securing at the top with a knot and leaving the tails long.  Cut a decorative fishtail at the end of the ribbons with scissors.

Tie a gingham ribbon around the books and tie in a knot Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor


To finish, snip off a section of a small silk flower bunch and two Fall leaves with wire cutters and tuck into the knot. Dollar Tree always has a nice selection of silk flowers, leaves, and berries.

Cut leaves and flowers from a Dollar Tree stem and tuck into the ribbon Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor

Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Book Stack

I hope you will use my DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Fall decor. The perfect farmhouse-style home décor with a sassy message. Change things up by stamping an Autumn message that speaks to you and embodies your home.  Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create!

How to DIY a Dollar Tree Book Stack in 15 Minutes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor

Additional Fall Crafts & Printables

Jenny with Jenny's Colorful Life is sharing a Custom Haunted House project that she created with her kiddos from a fun kit. Loving the bright colors and that glitter!

Katie with A Sweet Berry Designs has created a gorgeous Engraved Happy Fall Sign on canvas using her Glowforge laser engraving and cutting machine. You have to click through and see this step by step!

Marissa with Rae Gun Ramblings has created the cutest Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please pillow for Fall. She used her Cricut and has some great tips for using heat transfer vinyl!

Debra with Debra Quartermain Designs is a genius with felt and I love the Fast and Easy Felt Pumpkins she has created. Her tutorial walks you through the steps to make these pumpkins in just 30 minutes!

Morena with Morena's Corner is sharing a DIY Gather Sign created with gorgeous metallic paints from DecoArt. I love the metallic and white color combo, so fresh for Fall!

How to DIY a Dollar Tree Book Stack in 15 Minutes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #creaft #bookstack #fall #autumn #homedecor
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3 thoughts on “DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack for Fall

  • I love this! So creative!!

  • I love the book stack idea. I’m thinking instead of painting and stamping directly on the books, why not make book jackets and then it would be really easy to switch what they say for seasons or special occasions.

    • Fabulous idea, Lacy Quilter! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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