diy bookends for our happy little library

diy_bookendsI have a well loved personal library for myself and one for my kids, but both are far too full lately. I decided to clean out a bit (I am on a long konmari journey) and with the spruce up came an idea for some bookends. Part of the fun in making something new is to do it with materials you already have. We have so many plastic animals that I thought I’d borrow a few for a new color and place to hang out. The bookends are empty boxes from our pantry wrapped in some colorful wrapping paper. If your books are too heavy you might want to fill the boxes with sand or a rock or two, we have a load so we did. I also reorganized a bit by size though I know little hands will be pulling them several ways. The animals were painted with craft paint, sealed, then hot glued to the top but can come off easily when we change things. What are you sprucing up this Saturday?

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just wrap any boxes you feel are a good fit!

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little guy reading always warms a mama’s heart

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linked with organized 31& cozy little house

  • http://www.diyadulation.com Marie

    This is such a fantastic idea! What a great way to organize kids’ books. Plus, I love that I can coordinate them to match the decor just by my choice of paper. Love it!