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DIY Fall Book Stack Project, simple and inexpensive homemade crate craft project that is of the fall decor theme.
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DIY Fall Book Stack Project

DIY Fall Book Stack Project, simple and inexpensive homemade crate craft project that is of the fall decor theme.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time20 mins
Course: Do It Yourself
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall book stacks, how to make wooden stacked books, stacked books decor

Instructions

  • Prepare as needed using a drop cloth etc. Use sandpaper if needed to smooth out the crate. Also, wipe off any dust using a clean rag. Using the pencil, draw the lines on the side of the crate to match the lines on the front and back. Then turn the crate upside down. 
  • Decide which colors you want to paint each section of your crate. Using a small foam brush: paint, yellow on the bottom, golden in the middle, orange on the top, leaving the little spaces between each unpainted. Set aside to dry. (I use a fan.)
  • Once the crate has dried, use the brown paint and a small detail brush to paint the little spaces between each color on the crate. Also paint the lines you drew on the sides. Add detail to the small pumpkin with the brown paint and set aside to dry.
  • Once the book stack is dried completely, on the right hand side of the front, lightly write “IT’S FALL YA’LL” with the pencil, with one word on each section starting from the top. Then write over the words with the black sharpie marker.
    For the ribbon. Add glue to the back of the book stack. Wrap the wired ribbon around tightly, secure in the back with more glue, and cut off excess.
    Next, add glue to the back of one side of the ribbon and add a piece of twine. Wrap about 10 times and secure with glue in the back. Do the same thing with the raffia right next to the twine. Then add glue between the twine and the raffia in the center front and add the small pumpkin. Add any other decorations as desired. Glue to the top of the ribbon on the top part of the book stack.

Notes

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