Yesterday I showed off my hutch makeover and some of the cute accessories I've been making this past week. This book bundle is so easy to make so I want to share the simple steps with you!
|First, I hit my local Dollar Tree to find some books that were all the same size. I checked under the dust jackets to see what color the hardbound books were. Lucky for me, these were a perfect shade of cream!|
|Next, I chose a picture from Google Images. I knew I wanted to do something with either a bird theme and a Paris theme. I found an image with both! Then I picked out my paper. My husband had got me this cute vintage-look paper for Mother's Day but it was too thick. So, I photocopied five sheets of it and then printed my image over it. I think these colors are so pretty: a cream background with pretty PINK flower bundles!|
|I measured the width of my book spine and then multiplied that by 3. Mine were about an inch wide so that made it easy. I just drew 1 inch vertical lines on the back of each paper and then cut out a strip from each paper that was 3 inches wide, moving over 1 for each new paper. Then I used my favorite crafting supply, Elmer's Craft Bond Extra Strength Glue Stick, to secure the pieces to the binding of each book.|
|Easy and Adorable! Make sure and check out my entire hutch makeover!|
So...now it's time for the Homemaking Link-Up Weekend! Several people have asked me if their post "counts" as homemaking. When I set up this party, I tried to pick a very broad topic. To me, anything you do that has even the remotest connection to your home/family/food/gifts/yard/crafts ETC is acceptable. In fact, anything is acceptable...as long as it's not X-rated! So, join up! I'd love to have you!
Also linking with: Whimsical Wednesdays @ AudraSilva.com