Love the look of old book? So does Karen from Shabby Sweet Cottage, but she hadn’t found any she liked for her decor – especially at a dollar store crafting price point. So she took some books from thrift stores and the dollar store and gave them a fun distressed makeover! The great thing about this makeover is that the books remain in readable condition, so you could even do this to a collection of books you do intent to read, unlike some book crafts which destroy the books. [how to make painted and stamped books]
- Books, on hand or $1 and up
- Paint, on hand
- Distressing ink, on hand or about $3 and up
- Rubber stamps, on hand
- Stamp ink, on hand
Total: Free and up
Thanks for sharing this link to Shabby Sweet. I’ve been looking for some creative ways to cover some old books. Not sure if I’ll follow this tutorial exactly but it gives me some good ideas.