Tuesday, February 16, 2010

QUICK...LOOK at the BOOK....Makeover!

I am convinced that almost anything can be made with a glue gun.
Really, I'm serious.
Pretty sure I could make a bra out of hot glue.
That could be interesting, huh?

Ok, so I started with these supplies. Fabric, books, paper, modge podge,
and a drawer pull.

So..have I piqued your curosity?

   I really had every intention of using the modge podge.
But, dinner was cooking, the phone was ringing and I had to come up with a quicker solution.
Honestly, I am WAY to impatient to wait for two coats of modge podge to thouroughly dry.
So...I used my trusty, GLUE GUN!
Who would have guessed that I would have used a glue gun?
So...can you tell they were glued?
You can't huh?

(The woman who invented the glue gun-should get a maid for the rest of her life.
Anyone this awesome deserves a little something, something.
Can I get a AMEN!)

They weren't quite finished, they needed a little bit of accessories.
So-what do you think of the BOOK BLING?
I LOVE how they turned out!

Here they are in all there glory.
In the hall where it it way too dark to take a good picture, but eh..

They will not stay here, but you get the idea.
The little monogram block? I made that too.
If you are dying for one at your house, they are only $5 and can be found HERE

So...total cost of this little gem of a project:
Books: $2.00 (at the thrift store)
Paper-2 sheets-half price at hobby lobby
Fabric: $2.00
Drawer pull $1.50 (I sooo love you Hobby Lobby)
The ribbon,, brads and ink I already had.
Grand Total: $6.50
Not too bad.
I am thinking about putting some of these in the etsy shop. What do you think?

I must give credit where credit is due. I was inspired by these awesome ladies.
They truly are drab to fab!

Im linking up with all of this fantasticness!


  1. Love your rendiditon! I love inspiring and then seeing others take onit! So chic and fabulous! Love your blog btw! Fabulous!

  2. That is just adorable! I love it! You are so creative!!


  3. Okay, they turned out way, way cute!!! I love the drawer pull you used!!!
    I will be making some of these soon!!!

  4. These turned out great! Love your blog- I'm your newest follower!

    Have a great day!
    Courtney @ RedHeadsCraftMoreFun.blogspot.com

  5. Great job! I am sooo going to try this book covering project one of these days. Just need some time off of the "real" job! :)

  6. Love it, what crafting genuis. I agree about glue gun lady getting a maid. She changed my life.

    Cha Cha

  7. Wow, I love these books. They look so fancy! Too fancy for my house, but I know I can change that! The glue gun is my favorite little toy. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love hearing from people. And, I think you could definitely try the glue gun on sweater pillows. :) I also am a big fan of velcro. They make a stick on kind that works wonders. If you decide to try either method, let me know how it works!

  8. Thanks for finding me! What a FAB-ulous idea, I hadn't thought of covering books before. I use books a lot in decorating so I'm gonna have to give this a try! Thanks :)

  9. Love how they turned out!
    Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  11. Hi Tausha-
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have to find a Hobby Lobby. I keep reading on so many blogs- about I got it at Hobby Lobby. I can't wait to find and go to one. I like your books, especially the one with the handle. They look great together.

  12. These are great!!! I may have to make my own!

  13. That is adorable! Thanks for popping over to my blog!!~ I appreciate that!!~ YOu can come stalk me anytime....I feel it to be a safe fun stalk LOL!!~

  14. What a fun project. Love it. So glad you stopped by! I broke down and bought that wreath from Target 2 summers ago. I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to make, though... a styrofoam wreath covered in moss, fake fruit cut in half and hot glued all around. Easy, right? Lol.

  15. oh those are really neat, and I love the colors, thanks so much for sharing

  16. this is so Cute! I love redoing old books, but I never thought to add external hardware to them...hmmm. Love it!!

  17. I Love when you are on Studio5! I am pretty sure I went to school with you way back in the day at Fremont. I love your style...and will surely be visiting often!

  18. love it! great way to use stuff around the house!

  19. Great project!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

  20. I so need to do this with all my old college textbooks!! May as well get some use out of those stinkin $100 books!

  21. This is such a great idea! I was considering covering some old books with paper, but now I think I may use fabric instead! Thanks for the inspiration:)


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