Add a simple festive touch to your home with these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas book stacks. They can be easily made to fit any decor or style!
It’s no surprise that Dollar Tree Christmas DIYs have been popular this year. Most of us are trying to save some money and still have a festive and fun Christmas.
I always decorate a lot for Christmas but this year I’ve done even more because we need it more this year. Being home feels happier and better with a more festive feel.
One thing I’ve found over the years with Christmas decorating is sometimes little simple touches can make a big difference. That’s one reason I love this Christmas book stack. It’s simple but if you put it on a bookshelf it will add a really nice Christmas touch.
This is also a craft anyone can do, it’s very simple. You can also change it up a bit to make it fit with your home decor. Use a different ribbon, different colors for the books, the options are endless.
This technic can be used for other holidays as well or you could make it more wintery and use it through Christmas and the winter months. I love decor that can be used for multiple seasons or holidays.
Dollar Tree Christmas Book Stack
For this project, you will need three hardcover books, silk holly berries or some other kind of embellishment, ribbon, craft paint, alphabet or word stamps, an ink pad, paintbrush, scissors, and wire cutters.
These items can usually be found at your local Dollar Tree or another dollar store. Thrift stores are also a good place to check out. If you are avoiding stores you can check Amazon or Michaels to order online.
Before going out to buy new items be sure to check around your house to see if you have things on hand you can use. You can even make your own paper book covers and use books that you already have and not have to worry about harming them.
Make this project your own and create lots of fun book stacks. You can even make a few extras to give as lovely homemade gifts.
- Gather all supplies. Remove the paper dust covers and basecoat the canvas covers of the books with a mixture of white and ivory craft paint. Don’t over mix the colors and let the basecoat be rough, so the dark base is visible through the paint. Set aside to dry.
- Dry brush light grey paint around the sides and edges of the books, in places that wear would naturally occur. Set aside to dry.
- Using both the upper- and lower-case alphabet stamps, select the message MERRY AND BRIGHT. Place the book's spine up, tap each letter stamp in the ink pad and stamp on the spine. The irregularity of the stamped letters gives the project farmhouse charm.
- Stack the books together and wrap with buffalo check ribbon, securing with a knot and leaving the tails long. To finish the ends of the ribbon, cut out a triangular notch.
- To finish, snip off a section of a silk holly berry and pinecone bunch with wire cutters and tuck into the bow.