Sunday, July 3, 2011

DIY Book Bundle

Inspired by an antique book bundle I saw in Ballard Designs, for $18-$25, I decided to create my own, for pennies.  Here's the Ballard Designs version of "Antique Book Bundles."  Click on the photo to be directed to the site for purchase.
Or quickly and easily create your own.  I love books and am hesitant to do any damage to them.  But I have a large quantity of paperback books I had to buy for college in boxes in my basement.  I prefer to have my bookshelves filled with hardcovers, and I know I will never read these books again.  So I thought, if they can make a beautiful display, why not put them to use?

The bundles could not be easier to create.
1. Tear off the front and back covers.
2. Arrange them in stacks.
3. Tie twine around them.

Here's my version.
I displayed them on top of my modular bookshelf/computer desk from Ethan Allen.  On such a large piece, they create a space filler with beautiful texture that looks vintage.
Look for more posts coming soon on how I decorated this large bookshelf.  I mixed new and vintage pieces to create a display with the necessities the work center requires, as well as pieces that are beautiful and have meaning to my family.


  1. I'm on board with this project : )

    Love your DIY book bundle it fits in perfect!

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  3. Merci beaucoup, Jane! I love your style, so I really appreciate it!!

  4. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Promotion Team on Etsy. I look forward to reading more about your bookshelf.