Make a stack of aged books in minutes using books from the thrift store! This easy book bundle craft is the perfect accent to any home decor.
If you got the latest Ballard Designs Catalog, I’m sure you couldn’t help but notice their book bundles. Seriously, they was at least one every few pages! I’ve seen many bloggers knock-off this design, but in case you hadn’t seen them, I thought I’d show you mine. It’s so easy, it seems silly to write a post about it!
Easy book bundle craft:
I looked for books that would stack nicely together. Then, tear the covers off, and other pages until you get to the page you think looks good on top. While you’re doing that, steep some tea (I ended up using 4 bags).
Take a tea bag out, and squeeze out allll of the water. This is important, because otherwise your books will get really wrinkly. Then, just rub the tea bag directly on the book:
You can wait for them to dry, and then do a second coat, or leave it like this. Then, simply stack them on top of eachother, and tie them up (I used some jute I had in my craft supplies), and you have a lovely accent to your home decor! Sooo easy!
I made this for $2.75 (the cost of the books), which is much better than the $25 stacks from BD:
(and I honestly do like mine better!)