FREE Standard Shipping with $35 Order
|
Minimum Order is $15
10% Discount on $300 Order
|
25% Discount on $600 Order

How to Make a Personalized DIY Book Stack

Beth Watson
|
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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Projects

Happiness Pillow

Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters in white are great for creating any color you can imagine! You can use dye, markers and even acrylic paint! To Make this Happiness Pillow you'll need: Joy® Embroidered Iron-on Letters - Letter Shop White  Acrylic Paint and Paintbrush NEW Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Flower Appliqué    Canvas Pillow Blank Pillow Form or Polyfil Iron Instructions: 1. Paint each letter to create a rainbow of H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S.  Set aside and let dry. 2.  Insert cardboard into pillow blank then paint the pillow with white and light blue paint.  Let dry. 3. Set iron on cotton setting; approx. 350 degrees,…

Farmhouse Chic Monogram Sign

The Farmhouse style is clean and simple with a bit of elegance.  Creating this Farmhouse Chic Monogram Sign is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters!   You will need: Joy® Embroidered Letters - 3" Script Monogram - Black Wood Sign Ribbon - Gingham, Black Craft Paint - Light Blue and Dark Brown Craft Iron Paintbrush Scissors Paper Plate Paper Towels Instructions: 1. Basecoat wooden sign with light blue craft paint.  Apply a second coat, if necessary, allowing the paint to dry between coats. 2. Once dry, apply random strokes of dark brown craft paint all over the wooden sign.  Wipe off…

"BLOOM" Flower Basket

Create a cute and bright flower basket on a totewith Joy® embroidered letters! You will need: Joy® Iron-On Baby monogram letters in pink felt in 2 colors of brown paper flowers basket die set die cut machine mini tote glue Iron Instructions: Cut out the pieces for the basket in the two colors of felt and glue together according to the package (shown on the video). Glue the felt basket to the mini tote. Glue the flowers to the top of the basket. Using the directions on the back of the package heat set the letters of choice (BLOOM) at the bottom of…

Reading Pillow

Snuggle up with a good book and a pillow! Personalized with Joy® Iron-on Embroidered letters. You will need: Joy® Embroidered Dye-able Letters  T-shirts (Large to XXL) in prints with coordinating solids Toss Pillow Scissors Measuring tape Steam Iron Pressing cloth Colored markers Sewing machine  Instructions: To determine the size of fabric you need, first measure the size of your pillow with a fabric tape.  My pillow is 16″ x 16″.  Double the measurement and add 5" (length), plus 1" (width). My total patterned fabric measured 17" x  37" 1. Sew a ½" seam at both ends of the fabric, then measure and cut…

Spring Care Basket

Surprise a neighbor, or older relative with a Spring Care basket.  You don't even have to have a special reason to share a little love and kindness and brighten their day! *Create a care basket with extra essentials and re-purposed items you already have at home. You will need: Joy® Iron-On Floral Appliqué  small wicker basket  (repurposed) white paint paintbrush craft glue hand towels foaming hand soap hand sanitizer  paper shreds small greenery Instructions: Refresh the look of the basket with a new coat of paint. Glue the floral applique to the front of the basket with craft glue. Add…
tagsminus-circlefacebook-squaretruckpinterest-squareinstagram
0