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How To Make Book Bundles For Decorating

If you love decorating with books. Then you will love this post on how to make book bundles for home decor accents.

Create Antique DIY book bundles

Book Bundles Ideas

I fell in love with book bundles years ago when Restoration Hardware styled uncovered books on tables and inside their armoires. If you love the ideas of decorating with books then this is the perfect DIY for you. I could not afford the ones RH was selling. That’s when I decided to make my own. I made three versions using paperback books, and old books.

Materials Needed

  • Paperback books
  • Hemp or twine
  • Paint
  • Wrapping paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To Make Book Bundle

Version 1: Paperback Bundles

 1: Take off the front and back cover of 3 or 4 paperbacks.

2. Tie a long piece of string around the books. You can create a bow or just let the string hang. Display the book bundles in a hutch or on your shelving.

Version 2: Cover books With Wrapping Paper!

For larger book bundles instead of taking off the covers I wrap them like you would your school books. You can use wrapping paper primarily in whites and beiges to blend with your decor.

 1. Pick out the 3 or 4 books you want to wrap.

2. Measure the paper with the books. Allow 2 inches on each side to fold into the books.

3. Tape the edges so the paper stays put.

Version 3 Paint

Here you can paint the cover of the books or paint over the wrapping paper to create bundles in a leather feel.

painting books:How To Make Book Bundles For Decorating

Painting Book Bundles

  1. With a paintbrush, I painted two coats of paint to create a leathery look. Make sure you wait 10 minutes in between coats. Once it dries instead of tieing them with string. I lay them on top of each other.
book bundles on shelves

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  1. wow looks amazing. love all white.

  2. Love the colors! Of course, with two dogs and grandkids I could never have it 🙁
    Thanks for linking up with us at Thursday Favorite Things!

    1. I can see why it would be hard to make them with grand kids! my doggie just watches me so he wont chew on them! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Maria, these turned out really neat and make such a presentation. And I really like the blue cabinet!! Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week!
    I hope you have a beautiful week!

  4. Wow Maria I love this book craft and thanks for sharing it at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. I really love this idea! I am addicted to pretty papers; I buy with no intended purpose other than to look pretty. I will try making book covers. The paint idea is really wonderful! Whom among us doesn’t have extra paint on hand.

    Blessings, Dana

  6. I really love covering books! I’ve done it with fabric! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I like your idea of wrapping up the books like we did in school. I did my first book project recently and really enjoyed it. This idea may be my second one. Thanks for showing the many ways to use books around the house.

  8. Lovely! I think I need to do this for the spring and summer. So fresh looking.

    1. Thanks Kim, Its really a great project to recycle those old books that are doing nothing.

  9. I am so addicted to these and have had so much fun making them and popping them around our hous! Love how you have them displayed in your hutch!! So pretty!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. I am always looking for discarded paper backs! Hugs

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