February 10, 2020

Upcycled Let It Bloom Stamped Books Set

This month I've joined my blogging friends for the February Upcycle Challenge. For this month's challenge, I'm sharing a stamped book stack I made using a set of children's books my kiddos no longer read. After seeing these book stacks on tiered tray all over Instagram, I'm finally glad to make my own, so I can add them to my tiered tray decor.

To create this book stack, I used three Leap Frog Tag Junior books that my kids have outgrown. 

I painted them with white chalk paint.  I let the paint dry overnight.

I also found some wooden beads from my bead stash from back when I used to make beaded jewelry many years ago, and I painted some of them white and green. I set them aside to dry as well.

I used Vanna's Choice Fern green yarn to crochet a chain of about 125 stitches with a 4mm Clover crochet hook.

I glued the books together with hot glue. I used a yarn need to weave the green yarn chain through a strip of burlap.

I wrapped the burlap strip around the books and hot glued it in place.

I tried the yarn into a bow.

I added the beads.

I used a tassel maker to add green tassels.

Lastly, I used letter stamps to stamp LET IT BLOOM onto the spines of the books.

I plan on adding these books to my Spring tiered tray decor, but it's still decorated for Valentine's Day for now.

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  1. I love how this turned out! Great way to use the books that you're kids have outgrown. The crocheted bow and the beads look great. Perfect for spring!

  2. How pretty! I always love the color combinations you choose! It is very clever of you to use some books your children are no longer enjoying. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. What a smart idea! Painted books are really in and I never thought of doing board books. Thanks for sharing - Pinned

  4. That's a win. Love the own pillow. Pinned to my upcycle board.

  5. That's so sweet. I have seen these done with fake books - blocks of wood etc but it's a great idea just to upcycle the kids old books.

  6. This is so creative and adorable, T'onna! You never cease to amazed me with your artistry ideas!

  7. I have a stack of board books in the basement and this would be great to use them for. These are adorable and I really like the tassels and burlap that you added.

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  9. I love the crocheted tassels! I'm going to have to go through the stack of books I have in our give a way pile now!!!