How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies

Book Stack decor is all the rage right now, but they can be expensive, am I right? I created my very own version with Dollar Store hardcover books, some of my favorite DecoArt acrylic paint, and alphabet stamps from my stash.  The perfect farmhouse-style home décor with a sweet message. How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies is quick and easy. You just need to be patient enough for the paint to dry!

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Farmhouse-Style DIY Book Stack

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Here’s what you need to make a Dollar Tree Book Stack:

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The lightweight, low-profile BrightPad makes crafting easier while reducing eye strain.

Here’s how to create Stamped Home Decor:

STEP ONE

To begin the How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies, gather all supplies.  I selected three books that were similar in size and all had dark covers. Remove the paper dust covers and base coat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of white and ivory craft paint.  Don’t over mix the colors and let the base coat be rough. I like that the dark base is visible through the paint.  Set aside to dry.

STEP TWO

Dry brush light grey paint around the sides and edges of the books, in places that wear, would naturally occur.  Set aside to dry.

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STEP THREE

Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message HOME SWEET HOME.  Place the spine of the books 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. CHANGE IT UP: If you don’t have alphabet stamps use letter stickers or even hand-letter your message of choice.

STEP FOUR

Stack the books together and wrap with twine 10 to 12 times, securing the end with a knot and leaving the tails long. To create a bow, wrap the twine around your hand 10 to 12 times, trim the end with scissors, and place in the center of the book stack. Secure in place by knotting the tails around the bow.

STEP FIVE

To finish the How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies, snip off a section of a small silk flower bunch with wire cutters and tuck into the bow.

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Create Farmhouse Home Decor DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies

Change things up by stamping a message that speaks to you and embodies your home and family.  Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy book stack was to create! Create custom messages on your How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies and give as gifts.

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I am so excited to be sharing my How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies for the 10 on the 10th Blog Hop with some fantastic designer friends!

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Barbara at French Ethereal is sharing a super cute Late Summer Door Basket that she made in just 5 minutes!

Ann at the Apple Street Cottage created a Grapevine Wall Planter that will transition from Summer to Fall!

Patti at Pandora’s Box made a fun Market Tote that is perfect for all your errands!

Tammy at Patina and Paint is sharing some Back to School Organization for under $10!

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For more Farmhouse Decor check out my Recycled Rick Rack Lamp that I made over with some spray paint and rick rack from my stash. Lace would look lovely as well!

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Thanks for stopping by!

20 thoughts on “How to DIY Book Stack with Dollar Tree Supplies

  • What a cute idea … these look so cute on a mantle or used for stacking candlesticks for height! So happy you joined our group this month!

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    • Thank you, Patti! That would be a perfect application!

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  • I love how this turned out, Beth! The twine and silk flowers are the perfect finishing touches.

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    • Thank you for having me join the 10 on the 10th party, Ann!!

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  • Very pretty Beth! I keep thinking I’m going to try and make a stack but never get around to it. You’ve inspired me… such a great look!

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    • Super quick and easy, too, Tammy!!

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  • I love book stacks and although I stack books all the time, I haven’t painted over any, even my thrift store ones! I have a collection of old books. Love the look!!! Have fun with yours!!! <3

    Happy to be on today's 10 on the 10th with you this month,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

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    • Thanks a Bunch, Barbara!!

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    • Thank you, Terrie!

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  • These are super cute and are great to use in all vignettes. Super project!

    Cindy

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    • Thanks, Cindy! Easy to personalize as well!

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  • I love recycling old hardcover books with paint but I’ve never stamped mine before. Must get a stamp kit and try this. I especially love how pretty you embellished them with dollar store finds! Pinned

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    • Thank you, Marie! Most of the time I just jump in to see if something works and if not I only spent $3 on books! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Anita! Super quick and easy as well!

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  • I love this! What a great way to use all the books I love but aren’t ready to get rid of yet!

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    • THANKS, Caitlin! <3

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  • Your project was my favorite from the hop this week and will be featured tomorrow during week #3 of the Creative Crafts Linky Party:0) ~ Ann

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    • Thank you, Ann!! 🙂

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