Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack Easy Home Decor

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I love decorating with a red, white, and blue theme all Summer long. My Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack is a quick and easy way to create a trendy piece of home decor in just about 30 minutes. Transform one dollar hardcover books, twine, and supplies you probably already have on hand into farmhouse style with a love of country message.

Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #bookstack #patrioticcrafts

Easy Home Decor Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack

Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #bookstack #patrioticcrafts

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Here’s what you need to make a Book Stack with a Custom Message:

Here’s how to create a Stars and Stripes Forever Book Stack:

STEP ONE

To begin the Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack, gather all supplies.  Remove the paper dust covers and basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of Titanium and Bleached Sand acrylic paint.  Don’t over mix the colors and let the basecoat be rough, so the dark base is visible through the paint.  Set aside to dry.

STEP TWO

Dry brush Slate Grey acrylic paint around the sides and edges of all three books, in places that wear, would naturally occur.  To apply a dry brush technique, dip a clean, dry paintbrush in paint, dab some paint off on a paper towel, and then apply to the object. This will give you random and streaky brush strokes. Set aside to dry.

STEP THREE

Paint the paper edges of the first book with Red Alert acrylic paint.  Stand the book up on end with the covers open slightly, but with all the pages together.  Paint the paper edges of the third book with Sapphire acrylic paint.  Set aside to dry. Stack books red, then white, then blue.

STEP FOUR

Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message STARS & STRIPES FOREVER.  Place the books’ spine up, tap each letter stamp in the ink pad, and stamp on the spine.  The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project farmhouse charm. I like to use Archival Ink Pads for craft projects becasue the ink is permanent and smudge-proof on many surfaces.

STEP FIVE

Stack the books together and wrap with natural twine, red hemp cord, and blue hemp cord 10 to 12 times, securing the end with a knot and leaving the tails long.  Create a bow, by wrapping the natural twine, red hemp cord, and blue hemp cord around your hand 10 to 12 times, trim the end, and place it in the center of the book stack.  To finish the Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack, secure the bow in place by knotting the tails around the center of the loops of twine. Trim any excess with scissors.

Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack

Create this quick and easy Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies! Look at the items around you to see what unique projects can be created with traditional materials. Celebrating the USA has never looked more farmhouse friendly.

Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #bookstack #patrioticcrafts

Create a Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack for your family or give as gifts to friends, and neighbors, sharing the spirit of Stars and Stripes Forever! Change things up by stamping a message that speaks to you and embodies your family’s patriotism.  Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create!  I would LOVE to see what you create, so tag me #CreativelyBeth on social media.

Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #bookstack #patrioticcrafts

I have a TON of patriotic-inspired projects on my website, but here are a few I know you will LOVE! Quick and Easy Foiled Flags with a Funky Spirit featuring Laura Kelly Designs craft line with Therm-O-Web. Patriotic Painted Rocks to Celebrate America with DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Paints. FREE Patriotic Floral Printable to Download and Color.

Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Patriotic Book Stack Easy Home Decor

  • June 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm
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    Your patriotic book stack is very cute! I like the idea of also painting the paper edges. Pinned.

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    • June 11, 2021 at 8:39 am
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      Thanks a bunch, Allyson – I’ve been wanting to paint the edges and this was the perfect project for it!

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  • June 12, 2021 at 3:12 pm
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    Love this cute and clever idea. Looks really nice for Patriotic holidays.
    Love inexpensive and easy crafts to do. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.
    Hmm I am thinking Father’s day, and how could I make this into a Father’s
    day craft for my granddaughter to make for my Son, her Dad.

    blessings, Nellie

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    • June 13, 2021 at 7:42 pm
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      Nellie, You and your granddaughter could Stamp his favorite quote or saying on the book stack for a personal touch!

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  • June 12, 2021 at 3:26 pm
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    These are so pretty! I love how you painted the edges, too. Very creative! Pinned! I also signed up for your newsletter because I can’t wait to see what else you come up with. 🙂

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    • June 13, 2021 at 7:38 pm
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      Thanks a bunch, Michelle!!

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  • June 13, 2021 at 4:52 pm
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    These are so cute, Beth! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

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  • June 13, 2021 at 9:13 pm
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    I have been wanting to try a stacked book project and so I am so glad you shared how easy it really is to make. I really like your idea of painting the inside pages. So very colorful. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

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    • June 14, 2021 at 7:54 pm
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      Thanks, Donna – YES! It really is super easy! Tag me online if you make one 🙂

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