Who has books??
Hardbacks? Paperbacks? Storybooks? Novels? Textbooks? Phonebooks? Notebooks? Binders?
Or even DVDs? Blue Ray Discs? CDs?
I know you do.
And how do you store them?
Most likely on a shelf. Am I right?
But what happens to them? They fall over. I’m right again aren’t I?
So we use bookends to hold them up.
But those bookends you pick up at the office supply store are not exactly attractive. And those nice looking ones you find at the home decorating stores can cost a small fortune.
So what’s a crafty person to do?
Create your own!
It’s probably one of the easiest projects you’ll do all week.
One way you can create your own is by simply filling a decorative jar with rocks, add an LED candle if you’d like, and you’ve got a bookend!
Even easier yet; you can lay a stack of books flat and use them as a bookend for the row of books that stand upright. Place something cute on the top of the stack and you’re done.
Or you can get a little more creative with bricks, paint, hot glue, and a few found objects; like this pair of bookends made from a collection of old cameras.
- Head out to the yard and pick up a couple of old bricks to start your project.
- Give the bricks a good cleaning and let them dry before you add a coat of paint. Paint leftover from other projects should work just fine for this however some might require a second coat to give you good coverage.
- Once the paint is dry use the hot glue to attach your found objects. These could be large plastic toys, decorative knick-knacks, souvenirs from vacations past, sea shells, stones, or other collectables.
- Allow the glue to set and your done!
How would you create your own DIY bookends?