Use Dollar Tree Books to create a pretty Fall Book Stack DIY decor piece. I’ve seen lots of bookstacks and making a set of them has been on my to list since last fall.
I’m showing you my spin on them made using inexpensive books and a Cricut cutting machine.
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I love the look of bookstacks made using either wood blocks or real books. I made a set of Patriotic Wood Block Stacks during the summer and have been planning on making a set using books for fall.
Book Stack Fall Décor DIY
I shopped for books at Dollar Tree to keep the cost low. You can also usually find inexpensive books at Goodwill, but buying them at Dollar Tree meant I could find three of them of the same size.
I planned on buying three copies of the same book, but could only find two of them. I did find another book that was the same size though.
After removing the dust jackets, each book got two coats of white chalk paint. I would recommend using inexpensive paint for this project. I allowed the books to dry overnight.
Make sure that you paint the inside border of each book, front and back. You can also paint the pages if you want to have the same shade of white for the pages and the covers.
Since I’m using lots of neutrals in my fall décor I searched through my ribbon stash and found this brown ribbon with white stitching. I hot glued a strip of ribbon around the books.
Next, I wrapped some twine over the books to get three rows. It’s also hot glued to the back of the books.
I had some beads and cording left over after I made a set of Simple Fall Napkin Rings. I used them to make a short bead garland for the book stack.
I left enough of the cording at the end to tie a piece of twine around it and then tied the twine into a double bow.
The bow and bead garland is hot glued to the ribbon at the spot that the wrapped twine crosses the ribbon.
I could have stopped there, but I wanted to dress the book stack up a little more. Using magnolia font in Cricut Design Space along with a leaf image, I resized it to fit the spines of the books.
Before cutting the graphic, I used the attach tool. I cut it from a sheet of brown vinyl. After cutting and weeding, I realized the using the three sections of leaves would have made it look too busy. I used transfer paper to attach the words and one section of the leaves.
I like the finishing touch of the graphic being added to the books. It adds more interest to the piece I think. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you could also attach self adhesive letters or use ink stamps.
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DIY Dollar Tree Fall Book Stack
Supply List for Fall Book Stack
- Hard Back Books (Dollar Tree)
- White Chalk Paint & Brush
- Hot Glue
- Cording for Beads
- Cutting Machine & Weeding Tools
- Vinyl & Transfer Tape
I’m glad that I finally took the time to make my version of this simple fall décor piece. Have you made a set of them? I’d love read about yours.
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