Hello fantabulous bloggers!
I feel that I've been slacking lately... but I'm going to make it up. Promise.
Hopefully you'll be seeing pictures of the puppy invitation for little man's party that I've been working on up soon!
For now... I wanted to show you one of the projects for decorating my little white table from here.
I needed some fun pieces and absolutely love having books out.
So here's what came of it:
And they're so incredibly easy to do!
*various books in several sizes
*scrapbook paper (Fabric would work too)
*paint (I used acrylic)
*Various hardware and other embellishments
First grab the books and paper you want to use.
My university has a table with random books on it in the English building. I loved these because they were heavy and had those gorgeous heavy paper in them. (and they smell fabulously old). I think these were printed in the fifties. I just snatched them up.
I digress though :)
Take your books and paint around all three open edges with your acrylic paint. It doesn't matter if it gets inside the pages. Hopefully these aren't reading books :)
I used three different colors to juxtapose with the paper I was using.
Then grab your paper and fold around the book:
I folded and creased around all the edge to know where to cut.
Cut it to size.
Then crease again to get the edges nice and crip around the binding.
This makes it easy to ModPodge.
Take your ModPodge and paint it onto the cover of the book.
I started on the back cover and worked my way around the binding to the front. I didn't want any bubbles :)
After you have it on nice and smooth, brush a layer over the top.
Then add various embellishments... I added a on drawer handle on one and used some twine to add a washer to the other.
Enjoy your new fabulous books!
Aren't they fun??
I am IN LOVE with them. :)
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