Make your own seasonal bookstacks with just a few supplies and these book covers!
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I love seasonal bookstacks! They are so cute set on a table or tucked on a shelf. But buying them for every season can literally stack up and get pricey.
That is why I had the idea to create book covers to easily remove from books and switch out each season.
Not only are these cute for your own decor, but make sets to give as gifts too! Who wouldn’t love a set?
Have fun with these!
Here are some of the combos you can create with the words included in this collection!
- let it snow
- merry christmas
- holly jolly
- holly jolly Christmas
- o holy night
- merry and bright
- candy canes marshmallows hot cocoa
- love peace joy
- joy to the world
- deck the halls
- farmhouse christmas
- dashing through the snow
- this house believes
- farm fresh Christmas trees
- farm fresh trees
- fresh baked gingerbread
- ho ho ho
- candy canes 25 cents
- candy cane lane
- ’tis the season
- sleigh rides hot cocoa christmas trees
- sleigh bells ring
- santa claus is coming to town
These are so easy to make! Just grab some books. Check the thrift store, dollar store, or shop your home!
What you need
- Paperback books with a 1-inch thick binding and 5-inches wide. The books I am using are 5×7.
- 8 1/2×11 paper or cardstock
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Glue stick, optional
- Distress Oxide in the color Vintage Photo if you want to give the books a distressed look like the Candy Cane Lane bookstack.
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You’ll need some paperback books that have about a 1-inch thick binding. The books I used have about 3/4-inch thick binding and it works find too.
Print the words you would like on regular paper or cardstock. I use just plain copy paper!
Remove the cover, back and binding off the book.
Next measure the length of your book on the cover and trim off the excess. I like to use a paper trimmer for a crisp cut. The one I use also has a scorer to score the paper too.
Once it’s cut to size, score the lines on the paper. I use the score attachment I have on my paper trimmer, or you can easily fold it over to create a score line.
Next I use a glue stick to on the top and bottom of the book and then add my new cover. You don’t have to use a glue stick, but I like to use a little to hold it in place.
Once I have my books covered I stack them together and wrap them with twine or homespun like I have with mine. You can use whatever accents you like such as ribbon, twine, bakers twine or you don’t need to use anything at all. You do you!
To distress the book stacks like I have on the Candy Cane Lane I simply rub Distress Oxide in the color vintage photo over the top and binding of the books to give the books a distress look. I get the Distress Oxide at Hobby Lobby.
If you make these I’d love to see, snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @motherthyme!