I have always been an avid reader and over the years I’ve developed quite the collection. I’ve recently started downsizing my home and have found it hard to part with some of my old favorites, even though I know I will never read them again. This quick and easy DIY gives old classics new life.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • A few old books
  • Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
  • rubber stamps or letter stickers
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
  • floral

Start with books that are damaged after years of being well-loved and remove the covers to expose the bindings.

Then, paint the bindings with Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and let them dry for 15 minutes. 

I used two methods to put text on my book stacks. One method is to use foam stickers to spell out seasonal quotes that are easy to remove and change each season.

Another option is to use rubber stamps to give the stacks a more permanent and whimsy look. Then top each stack with floral and ribbon securing with hot glue.

These stacks make great décor on your holiday table or above the fireplace. I’ve displayed mine on the bookshelf. This project took less then one hour and cost less than $10.