DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack for Fall
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! I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Fall Decor Edition, so stop back by each day this week to see all of the creative inspiration!
Dollar Tree Book Stack a Quick and Easy Fall DIY
This week I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Fall Decor Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring FUN Fall Decor craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make a Fall Book Stack:
- Hardcover Books, Three – Dollar Store
- Silk Flowers and Leaves Bunch – Dollar Store
- Ribbon, Buffalo Check – Dollar Store
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Titanium White, Bleached Sand, Slate Grey
- Alphabet Stamps – Upper and Lower Case
- Archival Ink Pad, Black – Ranger Ink
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, Black
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars
- Wire Cutters
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrap Up Heading
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!
Now it’s time for some FALL INSPIRATION!
Below are more lovely Fall and Autumn Home Decor projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – FALL DECOR Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!
Creative Crafts Fall Edition – Day Three
First up is my co-host, Laura, with Me and My Inklings and she has created the cutest Autumn Leaves Wreath with all the bright and happy colors of Fall leaves!
Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing is my second co-host and has created a gorgeous stamped and Quilted Fall Table Runner. Did you know Ann has her own line of faux quilting stamps?
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!
Remember, today is day three! Checkout Creative Crafts Fall Edition Day One and Day Two and stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired!
Thanks for stopping by!
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! 🙂