Have you seen whitewashed book stacks and wanted them for your own decor but thought they were hard to make or expensive? Well, they’re not!
Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own Dollar Tree Hand Stamped Book Stack for less than the cost of a cup of Starbucks (or my personal favorite, Dunkin’ Donuts).
This thrifty craft is part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team frugal extravaganza.
How To Make Farmhouse Style White Washed Book Stacks
Books from the Dollar Tree or any paper back books you no longer use or need – make sure they are very similar in size so that they stack nicely
Gesso or any white craft paint
Set of Rubber Stamps
Carefully remove the covers from each book
Paint the spine, front, and back of each book with the Gesso or white paint until you can no longer see the print beneath
Once the paint is dry, use the rubber stamps to write anything you want along the spine.
I wanted mine to spell out one phrase across all three books so put a single word on each book, lining them up (as best I could) along the right side of the spine.
When dry, I added twine to wrap them up together and called it a day!
Here is another set of books I decorated for Christmas – I really do like the look of these and think they would be cute to commemorate your children, their names, and dates of birth as well, you anniversary, or just about anything you can think of!
Now For the Rest of the Thrifty Style Team Posts for the Month
Redhead Can Decorate – Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass
The Painted Hinge – A Thrifty Way to Upcycle Old Curtain Rods
DIY Beautify – Easy Wreath Centerpiece
Sweet Pea – Upcycled Shower Curtain DIY Pillow Covers
Postcards From The Ridge – How to Make Flowers from Paper Egg Cartons
The Creek Line House – Making Celebrations Special During Social Distancing
The How To Home – Dollar Tree Hand Stamped Book Stack
The Tattered Pew – How to Upcyle An Old Cutting Board Using Modge Podge
Unskinny Boppy – Free Printable Easter Greeting Card
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – Painting Upholstery without Fabric Medium
Salvaged Living – Tips on Buying Vintage Books for Decor
2 Bees In A Pod – Vintage Postcard Art
Perfect for adding farmhouse style charm to any area, inexpensive and easy to make Dollar Tree whitewashed book stacks. Hand stamp with anything you want them to, so easy to customize for any occasion.
- Carefully remove the covers from each book
- Paint the spine, front, and back of each book with the Gesso or white paint until you can no longer see the print beneath
- Once the paint is dry, use the rubber stamps to write anything you want along the spine.
- I wanted mine to spell out one phrase across all three books so put a single word on each book, lining them up (as best I could) along the right side of the spine.
- When dry, I added twine to wrap them up together and called it a day!
Wrap with twine or burlap, add twigs, dried flowers, faux flowers, anything your heart desires to give your stack the look you want.