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How to Make a Personalized DIY Book Stack

Beth Watson
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April 27, 2020

DIY book stacks are trending and Joy® embroidered letters make creating a personalized set quick and easy!  

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Classic Monograms - Black
  • Paperback Books (3) from the Dollar Store
  • Craft Paint - Dark Brown
  • Liquid Glue with a fine tip applicator
  • Scotch Tape
  • Ribbons - Decorative White and Black Gingham
  • Flower - Large Silk from the Dollar Store
  • Paper Towel

Instructions:

1. Peel front cover, back cover, and spine from three paperback books.  Remove any title pages.  

2. Apply a small amount of watered-down dark brown acrylic craft paint to spines of books with a piece of paper towel.  Remove any excess paint.

3.  Select a three word saying for the book stack.  Carefully peel the letters from the Joy® Classic Monogram embroidered letter sheet and line up on the book spines.  

4.  Place a section of scotch tape over each word, pick up from the spine of each book, and lay upside down on the work surface.  Apply liquid glue with a fine tip applicator to the backside of each letter.

5.  Lift each section of scotch tape and apply right-side-up to the spine of each book.  Gently press down, then lift up the scotch tape.  Let dry.

6.  Embellish the DIY Book Stack with several decorative ribbons and a silk flower, using

what you have in your craft stash!

A fun twist would be to add your family or kids' names to the DIY Book Stack with Joy® embroidered letters, the possibilities are endless!

You can find a wide selection of Joy® embroidered iron-on letters and alphabet sheets in different sizes at your local craft stores!

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